Congratulations! You have made the move to Dubai. Now you are facing the daunting tasks of getting you and your family oriented and settled into your new home and community. How does public transportation work? How will I connect my utilities? How do I set up a bank account or go about purchasing a vehicle? To help answer these potentially mind boggling questions Move One has developed How To Guides. Here you will find both videos and articles about what it takes to get settled in Dubai. (more…)
The UAE as a Muslim country, implements Sharia law which prohibits the purchase and consumption of alcohol. However, the UAE authorities are aware that drinking alcohol is popular among huge number of expatriates who are non-Muslims, so for that reason the UAE sets rules for purchasing and drinking alcohol. Alcohol cannot be purchased in supermarkets but there are several locations that sell alcohol all over the UAE. Hotels and sports clubs in all Emirates (except Sharjah) are allowed to serve alcoholic drinks in their bars and restaurants. Independent restaurants do not serve alcohol.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, in his capacity as the Ruler of Dubai, has issued Decree No. 29 of 2015, on impounding of vehicles in the emirate to safeguard lives and property, and to ensure traffic safety and reduce accidents.
The decree specified cases of administrative and obligatory impounding of vehicles.
Dubai police shall seize vehicles that participate in races on the road without prior permission.
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is the sole provider of electricity, water and sewerage in Dubai. Please see below application process and list of required documents. There is also reference to an article about monitoring your DEWA bill to ensure the correct housing fee is tracked on bill amounts.
Driving licence applicants can now book their test appointments under a new initiative by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). ‘Rukhsati’ (My Licence), which has been launched in coordination with driving institutes and centres, to streamline driver testing services, from booking the appointment to obtaining a driver’s licence and allows applicants to select test appointments via touch screens.
If you are new to Dubai you might not know what a Nol Card is. It’s a smart card that enables you to pay for the use of various RTA transport modes in Dubai with a single card. You can use your Nol Card to travel on Dubai’s Metro, Buses, Water Buses, as well as pay for RTA’s Paid Parking and now some taxi’s. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has introduced a 50 per cent discount on the fees of issuing NOL cards starting from July 26 to September 24. Read more