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Category Results for: Setting Up Home


How to Check a Dubai Tenancy Contract

Updated 11-December-2014

A Tenancy Contract is a legally binding document and should be double-checked before being signed. Here's what to look out for. If you're working with a properly certified Real Estate Broker then you should be OK but we've heard stories which put the profession to shame....
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DEWA & how to get Water & Electricity connected

Updated 11-December-2014

Signed the Tenancy Contract? Next step - DEWA (Dubai Electricity & Water Authority) to connect these services. How? With our Dubai Sherpas' help of course! ...
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Ensuring you’re insured in Dubai

Updated 11-December-2014

It's not until our belongings are destroyed that we realise the value both in emotional and monetary terms. We've enlisted the help of an expert to take us through the maze. He's happy to advise so if you have any queries or stories you'd like to share the...
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Furnishings

Updated 11-December-2014

Where's the best place to buy furnishings in Dubai? The choice is huge and depends on your budget and taste - here's a general guide....
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Drinking Bottled Water in Dubai

Updated 28-August-2014

Dubai consumes millions of gallons of bottled water and we're all familiar with the 5 gallon bottles in this land of plenty. BUT what do we know of water production, bottling and delivery. We will open up the water industry to see what the fuss is all about....
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I’m moving into my new apartment … but when?

Updated 06-July-2014

You can come and go as you please but don't be fooled. Your personal effects (furniture, boxes etc) must get past the beady eyes of Security (which nearly all buildings in Dubai have). You need signed paperwork etc. Some take up to 5 days. Don't sign...
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Passport Photos are a Dubai necessity

Updated 06-July-2014

Dubai needs to see you! Make lots of copies of passport sized colour photos. Keep them with you. You'd be surprised when they are wanted....
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Advice on Dubai Residential Tenancy Contracts

Updated 06-July-2014

We all need one but do we know what to look for when we sign a Dubai Tenancy Contract. See the full article for the do's and don'ts....
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