Moving to Dubai: Preparation is key to caring for family

11/06/2012 - Dubai Lifestyle News Posted by Bob Brunskill
Moving to Dubai: Preparation is key to caring for family

The UAE is an attractive destination for professionals looking at moving across to the emirates for work and finding Dubai property for sale to make their family a new home.But, in addition to finding a house and settling into a new job, ensuring partners and children are protected at all times is vital.Executive editor at Internationalliving.com Jennifer Stevens explained that health insurance may be one of the single most important pieces of paperwork expats need to have in order when bringing a family to a new country to live.After their wellbeing is safeguarded, she then recommended people think seriously about where they deposit their earnings and keep their savings.Ms Stevens explained that each country is different and it is up to the individual whether they want to set up a bank account in their new city or keep their money in their home country and just use credit and debit cards.Talking to other expats is essential, according to the expert - and in Dubai there is a very strong contingent of British nationals who have set up active communities within the emirate where newcomers will be able to ask for help about the upheaval of coming to a new country."Ask folks about the banking, how they handle your mail forwarding, whether it is worth bringing everything of your worldly possessions or not," said Ms Stevens.She added that people have made this journey before and so it is well worth querying those who know and have experienced the change with their families and, likely as not, they will be more than happy to share their experiences and reveal what works and what mistakes they made along the way."There are answers to these questions you have, you just have to remember to ask them," the expert commented.Her recommendations follow those from marketing manager at Expat Focus Lindsay de Feliz, who believes knowing a little of the local tongue is a good way to ensure a warm welcome and an easier time settling in for those moving to Dubai.