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How stressful is moving to the UAE or other countries around the world?

How STRESSFUL is moving? Read our expert tips to settle quickly and enjoy living in the UAE!


There is so much to do when moving! From bulging cupboards, ruthless removal companies to weather related issues, moving can be a headache.

But moving doesn’t have to be stressful, with careful planning the stress associated with moving can be reduced dramatically. You need to have a plan, time to execute the plan and the correct resources.

This is why it is so important to have trust in your relocation agent. With reliable information provided from start to finish, your family can look forwards to their new life in a new country.

The Entire Process

It is not just the moving day that can be terrifying. The level of stress can be associated with the length of time you have lived in your current home. The thought of packing your life up and moving away from everyone and everything that is familiar can be a daunting experience.

Deciding on the area you want to live in, enrolling your children at new schools, opening new bank accounts, the list can seem endless and can resolve in sleepless nights. This is why it is so beneficial to use RelocateMe to guide you through every step of the process. We are all expats and have all been through the experience personally so can empathise with what you are going through.

Priority Planning

Figure out what needs to be done to get the big tasks completed first. Once you start ticking items off the list of things to do you will soon find things will start to fall into place.

Focus on the Kids

Children are going to be particularly sensitive during this time. Take the time to talk things through with them and involve them in decisions along the way. Explain to them what is happening and why it is happening. This is a fantastic distraction tool, and older children, often appreciate the explanation. Younger children often don’t have the words to explain how they are feeling so it is essential to make them feel important during these stressful times.

Pet Problems

The move is going to be tough on any pets you have in the family. Ensure you use a reputable company to relocate your pet and transition them into their new environment gradually.

Allowing Yourself Time To Adjust

Many people forget that moving your family, home and job to a new country is a tremendous change to your life and even though it can be very exciting, everyone needs time to adjust to their new surroundings and allow for the “culture shock” so give yourself a break!