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move-one-truckYou’ve taken the mammoth decision and you are leaving Dubai! 

Once you are over the shock how do you plan for that big move?  Expat Echo Dubai has decided to give you a few guidelines to follow:

Book the Moving Company

Before the moving company arrive at your house to give you a quote have a good think about what household goods you are really intending to ship.   Think about it seriously “do you really need to ship the gas bbq, how many bbq’s will you be hosting in Aberdeen?”.  Are your kids now teenagers, will they really be wanting their old bedroom furniture shipped will they not want some new stuff? Once you have decided on what you are taking and maybe what souvenirs you will be buying to take home get the movers in to give you a quote.  It is worth noting the summer months in Dubai are very busy for moving companies so plan and book well in advance. Read more

don't-transport-pets-in-summerPet owners are being advised to keep their animals in the country instead of putting them through the stress and potential hazards of air travel during the hot summer months.

“I would like to emphasise that there is no need to transport pets during the summer holidays,” said Margit Muller, a veterinarian and director of the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital, which also manages an animal shelter and pet-care centre.

“It is much better for the pet to stay in a pet hotel like the pet hotel of the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital Pet Care Centre where the animal is very well cared for. This considerably reduces the stress for the pet caused by transporting them.”

Abhi Chhetri, pet-relocation adviser for the American Veterinary Clinic (AVC) in Abu Dhabi, also recommends waiting until autumn to transport pets overseas. Read more

Moving Tips 2Purchase the moving crate for your pet 2/3 weeks before the move to enable them to get used to it.   Encourage your pet to get comfortable around and in the crate before the trip.  A good idea is to put all their toys and their treats in the crate and let them go in and out and get accustomed to it and essentially get their “smell” on it.

Another tip is to put a towel or t-shirt which belongs to their owner as pets are more comfortable around familiar smells. A dog’s brain is only one-tenth the size of a human brain however, the part that controls smell is 40 times larger than in humans. A dog’s sense of smell is about 1,000 to 10,000,000 times more sensitive than a human’s (depending on the breed).  Having familiar smells around a dog on his/her first international trip is very important as it gives him or her a sense of comfort and makes them less stressed and anxious. Read more

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