The United Arab Emirates are one of the most popular destinations for British workers. Located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf, Dubai is the most populous city in the UAE. The city is known throughout the world for its high-rise buildings and skyscrapers, particularly the Burj Khalifa, which is the world's tallest building. The weather in Dubai is perhaps one of the reasons it is so popular with Brits. The days are sunny year round, with the summers being very hot and humid and the winters warm. There are many cultural differences and differences in law in Dubai, for example the dress code, and it's very important that you are aware of these. Cricket and football are extremely popular and the city boasts many sporting venues. Dubbed ìthe shopping capital of the Middle Eastî, the city is famous for several enormous shopping centres, which are popular with tourists and residents alike. Dubai has a vibrant and exciting nightlife that draws a young crowd, and you'll have no problem finding familiar and regional food in the many restaurants and fast-food eateries.
Before you get ready to bask in Dubai's never ending sunshine, you'll need to figure out moving your belongings. Here's a simple guide for those who need help choosing a size of shipping container: A 40-foot container should hold the contents of a 4 or 5-bedroom house, or a 3-bedroom house plus a vehicle. Alternatively, a 20-foot container should hold the contents of a 3-bedroom house alone.
In general a car will fit into a 20ft container. You will also need to consider quarantine and tax charges usually levied on importing vehicles.
Max Dimensions 5.75m x 2.2m x 2.2m (l x w x h)
Quarantine & Taxes: £1,000 - £2,500
Laser pens and pointers.
Organic and chemical fertilisers are banned.
Pamphlets that are meant for missionary activities
Pornographic materials of all kinds
All medicines on the controlled drugs list. See exemptions.
Amounts in excess of AED 100,000