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Finding a Locksmith for your House Move in Dubai

3 Reasons why you should hire a locksmith for your house move in Dubai
Mo’ Zubair
· October 31, 2022
Finding a Locksmith for your House Move in Dubai

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What are you moving?

It’s no secret that Dubai is one of the safest places in the world. However, it’s still a wise move (pun intended!) to have your locks changed when you move into a new place. As soon as you rent a villa or an apartment, hiring a locksmith should be pretty high on your list of things. 

3 Reasons why you should hire a locksmith for your house move in Dubai

  • A new set of locks or rekeying your locks will give you much-needed peace of mind when it comes to the security of your home.
  • There is no way of finding out who has access, or how many sets of keys the previous tenant had made for their home.
  • Old and rusty locks might cause issues down the line. Instead of wasting money on new sets of keys and risking being locked out someday, it’s better to start out on the right foot and get the entire system replaced.

With that out of the way, let’s now take a look at how to choose a trustworthy locksmith in Dubai.

It’s important to understand that locksmiths in Dubai or the UAE do not need to complete any specific qualifications or subscribe to an association that monitors their reliability, unlike in some other countries. Hence it is best to start your search by asking for referrals or looking online and reading up on past reviews before you choose a service provider.

As is the case in Dubai, you will find several locksmith shops near your home depending on which community you reside in. They might be a good option for duplicate keys. But for something as intricate as a complete lock change, it is best to enlist the services of bonafide pros who have expert technicians and offer warranties on their service.

And finally, you might want to look for vendors who are prompt with their service. Some of the options listed later in the article will arrive at your doorstep in no time to perform a variety of specialized home tasks including safe opening, cabinet and wardrobe locks, and even service modern home security systems.

How much does a Locksmith Cost in Dubai?

Curious as to how much a locksmith service will set you back in Dubai? Wonder no more as we’ve got the details on the same.

There are essentially 2 ways locksmiths charge in Dubai:

  1. By the Hour - you’ll find several services, especially handyman apps that provide locksmith services by the hour. Do keep in mind that the hourly charge excludes the cost of the material itself (for example a new lock and key set). This can cost anywhere from AED 125 - AED 150 per hour. A lock change should take under an hour.
  2. Per Service Charge - Independent locksmiths will usually quote you a price for the entire service. This will often cover the charge of a new lock and key set as well. Our research shows that based on your location, the entire service will set you back between AED 150 - AED 250

If you are confident in the safety of your current lock system, you can either opt for rekeying or a duplicate set of keys. This should set you back no more than AED 30-60.

At the end of the day, whether you opt for an hourly service or an all-in-one service, you will end up paying more or less the same. It completely depends on you what you prefer!

Best Locksmiths in Dubai

Without further ado, here are some of our best picks for the most trusted and high-quality locksmiths in Dubai:

Mr Locksmith

One of the most trusted names when it comes to locksmiths in Dubai, Mr. Locksmith offers lightning-fast help (within 30 minutes) 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. They have a host of service options available including lock repair and lock change and cater to almost every area in Dubai.

They also happen to install more sophisticated security systems including cameras and intercoms.

Keymaker Locksmith

A host of positive reviews on Google gives Keymaker Locksmith a spot on the list. Situated in International City but promising to service just about any area in Dubai, they are also available 24/7 in case of emergencies. Another option is well worth exploring.

KME Locksmith Dubai

Situated at the other end of Dubai - Barsha - KME Locksmith Dubai is another name synonymous with quality, that promises service around the clock for the newer regions of Dubai such as JLT, JVT, Business Bay, JBR, and more.

They also provide a 30-minute arrival guarantee, though they might be slightly more expensive as compared to the other options listed above.


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What are you moving?

So there you have it, an in-depth article on how and why you should use locksmith services in Dubai when moving into a new home. The pricing and listed names should give you a fair idea of what to expect while enlisting help, and save you from paying over the top in service fees.

We hope you found this blog post useful. That’s all from us at Wise Move for now; until next time and as always - Choose wisely.