If you’re planning to move houses or offices in Dubai, you’re essentially left with two options; make the move yourself or enlist the services of one of the several movers and packers present in the city. Need help making up your mind? You can refer to our in-depth blog post on the topic here.
You might be thinking of enlisting movers and packers but wondering what it costs to hire one in Dubai. Before we answer your burning questions, let’s talk about some important pointers.
While pricing is a big factor of consideration while settling on a choice, it’s equally important to look at the following factors:
Certain moving companies complete the entire moving process in one day, especially for smaller apartments/offices. If you’re racing against time to complete your move, it’s well worth choosing a service provider that prioritizes speed.
Many movers and packers do provide guarantees when it comes to safely transporting your goods. In the case of any damages, they also offer compensation. If you have several valuable items in your possession, make sure to choose a highly reliable service provider.
Most movers and packers will provide you with a host of added services such as packing, disassembling and assembling, storage, and loading and unloading.
But to make sure you’re enlisting the best, it’s well worth looking at their reviews online, as an indicator of past performance and customer satisfaction.
Movers and packers usually provide a free quote for your move. In the case of a larger property or a higher number of items, the service provider will visit you to conduct a free survey. Essentially your quote will depend on the following:
If you’re moving within city limits, you can expect a similar quote for all areas. However, if you’re moving to a new place well beyond the confines of the city, or if you plan to move inter-emirate (city), the quote can be significantly higher.
The number of bedrooms certainly plays an important role when it comes to deciding the price of your quote. More bedrooms usually mean more items and personal belongings to move. This requires more manpower and more vehicles in some cases. Movers and packers will factor that in before providing you with a quote.
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With all the important pointers covered, without further ado, here is what you’ll likely be charged for moving services.
With a limited number of belongings contained within a Studio Apartment, moving costs tend to be on the lower side. You can expect to pay anywhere between AED 500 - 700 varying from company to company.
Prices for moving from a 1 BR Apartment are slightly higher than that of a studio. You can expect to pay in the region of AED 900 - 1300 for the same.
This is where moving can get a little expensive as service providers tend to need more manpower and vehicles to help move belongings from a 2 BR apartment. You can expect to pay anywhere from AED 1800 - 2300 for moving assistance.
If you currently reside in a 3 BR Apartment or large villa, be prepared to pay anywhere between AED 2500- 4500 in moving expenses as shifting can be quite a labour-intensive purpose in this instance.
One of the best ways to save up is to declutter. This might include throwing away or donating belongings and furniture you no longer require or use. Fewer belongings almost always translate to lower moving costs.
Another great way to save up on moving costs is by doing your due diligence. It's always a good idea to compare quotes from several movers and packers before finalising your pick. You might just find a moving company that offers fantastic service at a pocket-friendly price.
So there you have it! A comprehensive guide to what you can expect to pay when you’re moving to a new place in Dubai.
Keep in mind that several factors will determine the final amount. And while it may be tempting to haul your belongings on your own, it’s a wise move (pun intended!) to hire professionals for this endeavour.
Just remember to shop around before you settle on a service provider; you’d be surprised how much you can save with a little comparison shopping!
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