How Much Does It Cost to Move?

By Rocky Real Estate

how much it would cost to move locally in Dubai

How Much Does It Cost to Move?

Moving is not easy. Whether you are moving to a house rent in Dubai or a property you just bought, you know the stress and inconvenience that might go with it. Aside from these worries, you also have to think about the cost.

If you are not careful, moving from one place to another can easily become expensive. The last thing you want to happen is to pay more than what you should when in reality you can save.


Thus, it would be a good idea to have a general idea of how much it would cost to move locally in Dubai. Here’s a guide to help you.

Cost of hiring a reputable moving company

On average, moving companies would charge you around 1,500-3,000 AED for a two-bedroom apartment or flat for rent in Dubai. There are a few things that could affect the price you have to pay. These include:

  • Size of your home
  • Urgency of the move
  • Distance of the move
  • What’s included in your service
  • Difficulty of the move

Cost of utility activation

If you are going to apply for a new account with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (DEWA), you may need to pay a security deposit fee of 4,000 AED for villas and 2,000 AED for flats. However, if you already have a DEWA account, you can simply move your account to your new address without paying the security deposit.

Moving permits

You need to review your current contract before leaving the property. In most cases, you don’t need to pay anything to secure a moving permit if you are moving in. However, there could be costs when you move out of a rented property. For example, you might need to pay outstanding community payments and fees.

Ejari fees

In Dubai, you would need an Ejari permit if you are going to rent a property. To get your permit, you need to get in touch with the Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA). At the time of this writing, the Ejari permit and certificate cost about 585 AED. That includes licence and registration fees and VAT.

Rental/property price

Another thing you need to remember is the rental fee. In most cases, you would also need to pay a security deposit for the rent. This can easily increase your upfront cost when moving.

To give you an idea, here’s the rental price range in some popular areas of Dubai:

  • Studio apartment for rent in Dubai
    • AED 24,000 (International City)
    • AED 65,000 (Downtown Dubai)
  • 1 BR
    • AED 34,000 (International City)
    • AED 90,000 (Downtown Dubai)
  • 2 BR
    • AED 51,000 (International City)
    • AED 125,000 (Downtown Dubai)

If you’re planning to buy a property, you would also need to consider its cost. To give you an idea, below two properties that you might find interesting.

The first property is a newly built townhouse in DIP phase 3. This modern-style townhouse comes with 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and built-up size of 3,202 ft2. It comes with a garden space, patio, spacious living areas, walk-in wardrobes, open kitchen, and dining area. Not only that, but it is located in the midst of Green Community Dubai Investments Park, ensuring that you get easy access to nearby amenities.

The second property is a villa in Al Barsha 2. It comes with 11 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, and built-up size of 10,000 ft2. The property features a private pool, patio, parking area, elevator, big living room, and kitchens, to name a few. It is located in Al Barsha District of Dubai. So you can be sure that you are in a beautiful and accessible place.


Getting the right help

Now that you have a good idea how much it would cost to move locally in Dubai, you might still have other lingering questions. If yes, you would be happy to get in touch with Rocky Real Estate.

Rocky Real Estate in Dubai is among the best companies who have the right expertise and experience when it comes to handling residential and commercial investments. We can help you know more about moving from one location to another in Dubai. Give us a call now!