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    ECMT International Removals Permit

    ECMT International
    Removals Permit

    British Association of Removers

    British Association
    of Removers

    Eco Friendly Removals

    Eco Friendly

    Moves to Dubai Made Easy

    Forms & Declarations

    Moving overseas does come with extra complications, that’s why we allocate a Removals Coordinator to all our Dubai removals. They’ll work with you to help make your entire move an easier process, allowing you to enjoy your relocation.

    • Customs Declarations
    • Port Customs Agents
    • Residence Visa
    • Digital Inventory

    Leave your removal worries behind.

    All our Removals include...

    For worry-free removals, to and from Dubai.


    Removal Coordinator

    A dedicated Removal Coordinator will be assigned to your move.

    Mileage included


    Your quote will include mileage to ensure there are no hidden costs.

    Goods covered in transport

    Cover for Goods in Transit

    We offer restricted liability as standard, further options are available.

    Carbon Offsetting

    Carbon Footprint Offsetting

    We’re planting over 2,000 trees to offset our carbon emissions.

    Trained uniformed staff

    Trained, Uniformed Staff

    All Armishaws’ crew members are background checked and carry photo ID.

    Cardboard Box Recycling

    Recycled Materials

    Our crews use recycled and recyclable materials wherever possible.

    Blankets & Covers

    Covers & Blankets

    White goods and furniture are protected with slot-on, padded covers.

    Carpet Protectors

    Carpet Runners

    Full floor protection is also available at both locations (fees may apply).


    Overseas Experience

    Experienced assistance with customs forms, documentation, visas, etc.

    Robe Cartons

    Robe Cartons

    Your clothes will travel in style with specialist boxes for hanging garments

    Storage Options and Complete House Contents

    Storage Options

    Short and long term storage, with collection and delivery also available. (fees may apply)

    Bio-degradable Mattress Bags

    Biodegradable Mattress Bags

    These sealable bags are only used once, then recycled.

    What our customers say...

    Armishaws International Removals to Dubai Removals from Dubai.

    Why Move To Dubai With Armishaws

    • Service – As a family-run company, we put your family’s needs at the heart of your relocation and will create a package tailored to you.
    • Quality – A member of the British Association of Removers, we operate in accordance with customer focused codes practice and offer greater financial security.
    • Environment – We’re proud to lead the way in eco-friendly removals. We’re not just planting trees, we’ve bought the land to maintain vital habitats.
    • Trust – Don’t take our word for it, see for yourself just what our clients have to say about Armishaws on independent review site Trustpilot.

    Eco-Friendly International Removals

    It’s a big world but wherever you’re moving to, it’s vital we all do our bit to protect the planet. Armishaws are committed to reducing the impact of removals on the environment.


    2,000 Trees

    We’re planting over 2,000 trees to help lessen the impact of carbon emission and create vital habitat for wildlife.

    Recycled Materials

    Recycled Materials

    We use recycled and recyclable materials for all our boxes and packaging which is better for your belongs and the environment.

    Greener Vehicles

    Greener Fleet

    We operate a fleet of greener vehicles, plus our drivers go through eco-efficiency training to reduce the amount of fuel we use.

    Acid Free Paper

    Acid Free Wrapping

    Using acid free tissue paper is not only better for your items, it’s also kinder for the environment. Win/win!

    Natural Habitat

    Biodegradable Mattress Bags

    Our crews seal mattresses in single use, biodegradable bags to protect them in transport. All bags are then recycled.

    Make your move greener

    with Armishaws. See our Eco Pledge here...

    12 Useless But Interesting Dubai Facts

    1. F-Bomb
      It’s illegal to swear in Dubai. Hand gestures, verbal profanity, even swearing on social media are all big no-no’s and can result in a fine or deportation. So mind your bloomin’ language!
    2. A Bit Filthy!
      It’s not just dirty language, dirty cars are also seen as an offence as they “disfigure the city image and public health”. Dirty vehicles are often towed away and the owners forced to pay a fine and impound costs.
    3. Haven’t You Grown!
      Dubai didn’t even exist until 1833, when a small fishing village was formed by the Bani Yas tribe. By the 1920s the population had reached a modest 20,000. But everything changed with the booming oil years of the 19070s and today the population is over 3 million.
    4. Women Drivers!
      In 1968 only 13 cars were registered in Dubai, today there are around 3,000,000 cars, that’s almost one per person. That number is even more extraordinary when you consider that up until 2018 women were banned from driving. It takes just 1 hour to drive the entire length of Dubai.
    5. The Right Hump
      Camel racing has existed for hundreds of years, traditionally using children as jockeys. Since the 2000s Dubai has used robot jockeys after getting the hump and succumbing to international pressure to end child trafficking and child slavery.
    6. Super Service
      The Burj Al Arab hotel boasts 1,600 employees, making the staff to suite ratio 8:1.
    7. Speed Limit
      The Dubai police force has boasted some of the world’s fastest police cars, including a Mercedes AMG GT, Lamborghini Aventador, Ferrari FF, Aston Martin One-77 and a 254-mph Bugatti Veyron.
    8. Showing Off
      Dubai does like to show off a bit. The biggest shopping mall, fastest roller-coaster, tallest building, biggest hotel, biggest flower garden, largest man-made island (so big it can be seen from space!)… Freud would have a field day!! The Guinness World Records even set up an office in Dubai at the request of the Dubai government, to ensure every record was properly recorded.
    9. How Tall?!?
      If you can’t get your head around the Burj Khalifa’s sheer scale (828 metres tall), consider this… Because of the height of the building and curvature of the earth, if you’re on the ground floor, it will take 2 minutes longer to see the sunrise than those standing on the top floor!
    10. Taxman
      Dubai might not be able to prevent death but it has put an end to taxes. There is no income tax payable in Dubai, one of the reasons it’s so attractive to foreign workers who make up over 70% of the population.
    11. Dubai As A Bone
      Dubai gets round 3.7 inches of rainfall each year (in comparison, balmy Cardiff receives 45 inches). In fact, the country is so dry, much of its water comes from desalinated seawater.
    12. Slimming World
      In a bid to keep the nation looking healthy, the Dubai government awards heavier families 2 grams of gold for losing weight and doles out over $1,000,000 in gold every year.

    Moving to Dubai – More Useful Information

    There are several types of visa;

    Temporary Visa

    Temporary visas are predominantly based around living and working in the US for an extended period (without applying for permanent resident status). These vocational visas include;

    • L-1 Visa – For foreign workers.
    • E1 & E2 Visas – For traders and investors.
    • H-1B Visa – For specialist occupations.
    • H-2B Visa – For non-agricultural workers.

    Permanent Residence

    The three most common requirements to apply for permanent residence visas are;

    • Familial Links – Spouse, parentage, etc.
    • Fiance Visa – If you’re marrying a US citizen.
    • Employment – Your employer may help you apply for a Green Card if your work is going to be permanent.
    • EB-5 Investor – If you’re investing in the US economy and can show independent means as well as your investment.

    The US system can be complex but in many cases your employer may be able to assist if you’re moving to America for a new job.

    America has a paid healthcare system. While elderly or vulnerable citizens may be eligible for some assistance (Medicare, Medicaid), immigrants are mostly expected to have their own health insurance. Many employers provide health insurance as part of a payment package, in some cases this cover may be extended to immediate family members and dental care.

    Different health insurance plans cover different levels of healthcare so additional costs may apply, the more comprehensive the cover, the greater level of protection.

    Hospitals won’t turn away those needing care, however after treatment you will be invoiced and healthcare costs are one of the highest causes of bankruptcy in America.

    The US school system can be broken down to;

    • Elementary School – 5/6 – 11/12 years old
    • Middle School – 11/12 – 13/14 years old
    • High School – 13/14 – 17/18 years old

    There are tests at the end of each grade year and pupils must pass in order to progress to the next year. The curriculum tends to be quite broad and extra curricular activities (sport, art, theatre, science, computer, etc) are excellent offering even further learning opportunities. Many pupils attain college places and scholarship through sport, theatre, art, etc.

    A full UK driving license can be used to apply for an International Driving Permit which you can use for up to 1 year, after which you will need to apply for a US license. As with many US laws, driving regulations and requirements vary from state to state so always do your own research around current US driving laws.

    Importing your car to the US can be expensive, in general cars are cheaper to buy and cheaper to run in the States.

    Americans prefer automatic vehicles where 96% of cars are automatic. Automatics are on the rise in the UK, where currently around 54% of new car sales are now automatic.

    Most US based banks require a Social Security Number and Individual Taxpayer Identification Number in order to open an account. A number of international and UK based banks do operate in the US and you can get Wise Multi-Currency Accounts to avoid some transaction fees, however the best way to avoid fees and exchange rate issues is to have a US based bank account in place prior to your removals to America.

    Americans average 33 working hours per week compared to 37 in the UK. Legally however, Americans are entitled to less paid days off per year. In such a large country the average working wage can vary widely from state to state. US house prices are around £50,000 lower than the UK and the cost of living in the US is generally considered favourable.

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