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Moving to Adu Dhabi
Greens Removals are an international removals company who specialise in removals to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. BAR registered and a fully bonded member of the Movers Trading Club, we provide high quality, competitively priced removals to UAE - including the states of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah and Ras al-Khaimah. Whether you are moving to Abu Dhabi from the UK or returning the other way contact us today for a removals quote. We provide shipping to and from Abu Dhabi in the UAE and between most European and international destinations.
Depending on the size of your move, we offer 3 removal choices. A dedicated container, either 20ft or 40ft is the fastest option and transports your furniture and possessions door to door without delay. For smaller loads, the most cost effective solution is our groupage service, where your belongings are collected and transported in a container with other part loads. With this option it will take longer for your shipment to arrive, as it can take some time to fill the container. Smaller, light and urgent items can be sent by air freight, so that they arrive at your new destination as quickly as possible.
Greens Removals have over 40 years trading history and carry out regular trips to the UAE.
Our Removals to Abu Dhabi service can include the following:
- Free quotation of your move to Abu Dhabi
- Professional packing services, or packing materials for reliable DIY packing.
- Shipping to Abu Dhabi in a dedicated container (20ft or 40ft), in groupage service or by air freight.
- Full support organising customs, paperwork and shipping requirements.
- Short or long term storage
- Removals insurance
- Shipping of pets, vehicles and specialist items.
All quotes are tailored to your requirements.
Moving to Abu Dhabi : About Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi is a fascinating cosmopolitan metropolis and the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE, or Emirates).
Abu Dhabi is one of the most wealthy and fastest developing cities in the world. Situated on a T-shaped island, it is famed for its sky-line of futuristic sky-scrapers rising from the desert coast of the Persian Gulf.
As the second largest city of the Emirates and a place where can enjoy year round sunshine, it is no wonder it has become a major centre for tourism.
Here you can tour the magnificent Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, visit one of the breath-taking luxury hotels, soak up the sun on one of pristine beaches, have a barbecue in a desert camp, explore the city's rich cultural heritage, stroll the capital's signature Cornice, shop at one the modern shopping malls or bargain at the traditional markets (souks).
This modern city was once a prominent centre for the pearl industry before it discovered its rich oil reserves. It has seen a remarkable transformation in just over 50 years from a small Bedouin village to a thriving investment city.
Globally, it is the 50th most expensive city in the world. Expatriate employees also find it is the second most expensive city in the region.
Moving to Abu Dhabi : Currency
The local currency is dirham (AED or Dhs)
Moving to Abu Dhabi : Population
It is the second most populated city of the Emirates with around 1.45 million people reported to be living there, according to population figures in 2008. Of these around a quarter are UAE nationals and the rest are expatriates.
The expatriate workers who make up the majority of the population, are from Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia and North America as well as other countries from the Arab world. There are also expatriates from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Somalia, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka,
Philippines and the UK .
Moving to Abu Dhabi : Religion
Islam is the official state religion of the UAE with the city following the Islamic faith. Islamic beliefs shape every aspect of the society from the dress code to the way financial affairs are conducted.
Abu Dhabi, however, is tolerant towards people of other religions. Those who have different faiths are free to perform their various religious duties such as attend worship services or mass in churches or chapels as long as it does not interfere with Islam.
The government in Abu Dhabi subsidizes nearly all (95 per cent of mosques) and also employs all the imams.
Moving to Abu Dhabi : Language
The official language is Arabic although English is widely spoken with most shop signs and road signs in both languages.
There are three types of spoken Arabic in Abi Dhabi, although the native-born population speak Gulf Arabic, which is also spoken in countries such as Saudi Arabi, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and UAE.
Due to the large population of expatriate workers, you also find many people speaking other languages such as English, Hindi, Urdu, Tamil and Somali.
Moving to Abu Dhabi : Weather
Abu Dhabi has a subtropical dry climate, with temperatures averaging 42 degrees centigrade in the day in the summer and 13 degrees centigrade at night-time in the winter.
The most pleasant time of year in temperature-wise are the months from November to April time where the temperatures are 24 degrees centigrade during the day time and 13 degrees centigrade at night time.
Moving to Abu Dhabi : Time
Abu Dhabi is four hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
Moving to Abu Dhabi : Culture
There is much to see and do in Abi Dhabi. Shop for gold, carpets and textiles at the many souks, admire Emirates Palace a landmark hotel which is one of the world's most opulent hotels, tour the magnificent Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, which is the world's largest, visit Jebel Hafeet, the Emirates highest point (1,340 m).
As well as all the new development, there is a fascinating older and more cultural side to Abu Dhabi. It is renowned as being the most prominent cultural of the UAE. Abu Dhabi's Cultural Foundation Centre attracts visitors worldwide for its various musical performances and art exhibitions.
Abu Dhabi is connected to the new destination Saadiyat Island by a five lane motorway bridge. Saadiyat Island is set to become a leading cultural centre and home to world's largest concentration of top cultural institutions. The island is also home to the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, which is the only one in the region with an ocean course.
Visitors and residents can also enjoy many of the city's widespread entertainment and leisure facilities as well as the city's 2000 well maintained parks and gardens.
Visitors and residents can feel safe here as there is virtually no crime in Abu Dhabi.
Moving to Abu Dhabi : Water
Tap water is safe to drink and if preferred, bottled water is widely available.
Moving to Abu Dhabi : Electricity
Square three pin sockets are standard.
Moving to Abu Dhabi : Shop Opening Times
Shops are open from 10 am - 10 pm Wednesday to Saturday and are open longer (usually until midnight) on Thursdays, Fridays and public holidays. On Fridays the shops open after 2 pm, as it is a Muslim holiday.
Moving to Abu Dhabi : Etiquette
Alcohol is served in designated clubs and restaurants in hotels, but outside of these areas drinking alcohol is banned.
Abi Dhabi has a generally relaxed dress code and locals are well used to westerners. However visitors should avoid wearing revealing clothes, such as sleeveless tops or short skirts and shorts in public places.
It can be fun to haggle. People who are very good at bargaining can find they can get sometimes their purchases from the traditional markets at half the original price offered. However, bargaining is not the custom at shopping malls and shopping centres.
The people of Abu Dhabi are friendly and hospitable. It is custom for locals to offer guests tea or refreshments or invite them for a meal during a visit. It is thought of as rude if you decline this gesture.
To openly admire an object in a person's house means he is duty bound to present it to you as a gift. This also means that a gift of similar value or statue is to be given in return to him at a later stage.Removals to Abu Dhabi - contact us now to discuss your move, or click here for a UAE Removals Quote