Choosing the right moving company in Abu Dhabi can be hard work. In 2020, Consumer Rights Commission in Abu Dhabi received tons of complaints about movers in Abu Dhabi. Most complaints were related to alleged lost or damaged items, unfair moving charges, arriving late and not honoring estimates also made the complaint list. Moreover, the nonprofessional behavior of cheap street movers who are mostly not even licensed have stimulated a type of mistrust of local people in the relocation companies in the UAE.
Moving day is stressful enough without having your stuff arrive broken or with a surprise bill. To avoid it, you’ll want to vet potential moving companies. It only takes a little extra time and can save a bunch of hassle. Here are some very useful tips to keep in mind while selecting movers and packers in Abu Dhabi.
1. Get Referrals
Searching the Internet or browsing a phone book for moving companies can confuse you. Start by asking friends, family members and coworkers if they can recommend you a good moving company. Furthermore, you can do a competitive analysis of different relocation companies to find a suitable one for you. You can also get quotes from best movers in Abu Dhabi by requesting free quotes.
2. Multiple Options
Don’t settle for the first estimate price you receive for your relocation. Instead, get least 3-4 estimates from different companies to give you an in-person moving estimate, since no company can really give you a best possible price without having a look at your stuff. The moving market in Abu Dhabi is very vast and there are very profession yet cheap moving companies available. So a little bit of more effort can save you more money.
3. Beware from Scammers
Most reputable moving companies won’t ask for a cash deposit before your shifting. So look out for red flags during the estimate process. If the moving company is asking you for the money upfront, it might not be a legitimate business. Furthermore, judge the professional or unprofessional dealing of the movers during your interaction with them. If they are not punctual, seem confused about the task you are giving to them or can’t answer your questions then look for another company.
Professional moving companies mostly have their own unique uniforms and personal vans while non-licensed fake movers get rental trucks and labor to perform relocation services. You can also check the online presence of a moving company by simply searching their name on Google.
4. Make Sure the Mover Is Licensed and Insured
U.ae (previously government.ae) is the official portal of the UAE Government, launched in May 2011, by H. H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The aim of the portal is to act as a single-window that provides easy access to all government services. The portal gathers information about federal and local government entities and their services for individuals, visitors, businesses and government. You check the license and trade name of a moving company by visiting the U.ae website.
5. Verify the Business Address
Ask for a business card or pull up the mover’s website and then look up the listed address online or through Google maps. Make sure the moving company’s address is listed and registered under the company names. Beware of any address listed under a residential name.