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So, you are new(ish) to Dubai or possibly planning to relocate to Dubai in the near future? We are happy that you have found our blog, Expat Echo Dubai. Hopefully, you will find it a helpful resource during your settling in process into this unique city.
First of all, let me start by the obvious. Dubai is unlike any other city in the world. It’s very likely that you will be relocating here from some place very, very different. Do not fear. Don’t let the glitz, glam or size scare you. (more…)

ReloBig companies booking a Relocation company in Dubai for their employees, be aware that it may be dangerous to sign with a real estate company which opens up a relocation division and then have it not lasting in the market.
The Dubai-based property agency S&K Estate Agents, better known as Smith & Ken, yesterday confirmed that it has filed for bankruptcy. A note was left on the door for staff to find in Dubai on Wednesday morning. Read more

petrol pricesFollowing on from last weeks article, the petrol prices across the country were yesterday increased from Dhs 1.72 per litre of Special 95 to Dhs 2.14, an increase of 23.6 per cent. The revised price for Super 98 has been set at Dhs 2.25 and E Plus at Dh2.07.
The price of diesel is set at Dh2.05, a 29 per cent drop from its previous price of Dh2.90. Read more

dubaiIt is said the number of housing units entering the Dubai market have been exaggerated and that the over supply is misplaced.
Dubai’s property market is likely to bounce back from a slowdown in the first half of this year, thanks to the increasing size of the market and the emirate’s significance as a business and leisure hub. In the first half of 2015 the UAE market reported that though the slowdown continues, it will only be some time before things turn around and head upwards. Read more

Moving Tips 2When moving remember to ask about STORAGE CHARGES.  If exact delivery dates are specified you could incur storage charges if the shipment was to arrive before you are ready to receive your goods.

Ask what the storage charges are at both ends of your journey ie storage charges in Dubai maybe cheaper than they are in the UK so it may well be worth storing your goods in Dubai. Read more

Nol cardsIf 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

Dubai Police are going to enable you to pay your Dubai traffic fines with a credit card at police patrol cars.

The Dubai police are to offer on-the-go traffic fine payments using credit cards. Dubai residents and visitors will soon be able to make traffic fine payments at police patrol cars.

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