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There are numerous options for public transportation services and most of the drivers speak some English, but their language may be limited. It is therefore very important you know exactly the address of where you are going so you can give them direction if necessary.

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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

IMG_0390Moving villas within the UAE or planning an International move, please contact Move One today to start the planning process.

Call Toll free 800-Move 1 (800-66831) within Dubai or +971 4 438 5300 from abroad.

Here are some photos from a recent local move.

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R¨¦fThere are a number of things you can do for your car before you lock the door and walk away for a month or more. If you simply let your vehicle sit on the street or in a garage for an extended period of time, you may return to a dead battery, or worse yet – a damaged engine, ruined tires and a rat’s nest under your hood.

Here’s a list of important steps from our friends at Powertec to take before you store a vehicle. Taking these precautions will not only ensure that your car starts when you return to it, but that its time in storage doesn’t shorten the life of the engine. Read more

Bubble Bum 3If you’ve ever found yourself lugging a booster seat out of your car and into somebody else’s (or worse – into a plane!) I can almost guarantee that in the process you banged it on various parts of the car and yourself, and perhaps even uttered some language you weren’t entirely proud of. Why are they so enormous? Well, as it turns out, not all of them are…Enter the Bubblebum. Read more

80-kmh-Speed-Limit-150x150Don’t forget, on  June 1st the speed limit will changed! Be warned the speed limit on Umm Suqeim Road and Al Qudra Road will be standardised at 80kph from June 1.  It is said it has been implemented to reduce and prevent accidents.
The limit will cover the sector from Sheikh Zayed Road to Emirates Road (formerly Dubai Bypass Road), according to the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority.

1step propertiesAre you thinking of moving within Dubai? A survey has been done and shows more people are moving out of town and into the suburbs
The results of an online survey of 200 Dubai residents conducted by Movesouq.com, a comparison site for home services: 82 per cent experienced an increase in rents when they last renewed their rental contracts, even though we are told rents seem to be stabilizing. Read more

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