Moving to a New Home in Ramadan?

Moving can be a very stressful time for families. Such a big change needs a lot of preparation before, during, and after. Naturally, the stress is doubled if you want to move your home in Ramadan as well. Therefore, here are some tips to help make this process easier and smoother for you and your family. 

Want to Move Your Home in Ramadan?

Move Your Home in Ramadan

Moving homes during Ramadan can be quite challenging, especially if you are planning to move during the day. People are fasting, everything revolves around Iftar time and the day is split in half. You can set your schedule accordingly in Ramdan to avoid wasting time and financial resources. 

Before Moving Into a New Home

There are a few things to do before moving into a new home. Most people are familiar with these things because they make sense. However, such details can be confusing if you are new to the UAE.   

1. Check Your Moving Permits 

In UAE, moving in or out of houses – apartments or villas – requires permits. In fact, in certain communities in Dubai, a move-in permit or a move-out permit is mandatory, and you cannot do without it. Here are some of those communities that require such permits from their residents: 

In addition, if you want to move your home in Ramadan, then make sure to check the working hours for the places issuing these permits. In some communities, like Emaar, you can apply for a moving permit online easily. So make sure to check the community you are moving into for such details. 

During Ramadan, the working hours of the governmental sector in the UAE are as follows:

  • Monday – Thursday: 09:00 AM – 02:30 PM
  • Friday: 09:00 AM – 12:00 PM

2. Hire a Moving Company 

carrying boxes

Finding a house moving company in Dubai is quite accessible. But before hiring one, make sure to have all the information you need regarding their working hours during Ramadan. Those companies fall under the Private Sector of the UAE; therefore, they have their own working schedule during Ramadan. 

Finding a house moving company in Dubai is not a hard thing to do. This is a short list of only 3 moving companies in Dubai. However, if you prefer to explore more options, here is a complete list of top moving companies in Dubai

  • GI Movers: +971 8 004 4626
  • The Affordable Movers: +971 56 719 7234
  • First Removealists: +971 52 563 3557

3. Declutter Your Old House

Knowing how to declutter your home before moving will make moving easier and smoother. Because you will not be carrying the same old clutter from one place to another, but you will be starting fresh and light. Here is how to declutter: 

  • Throw out anything that is expired or about to expire – this includes foods and other products like makeup and medicine. 
  • Only take what you truly need. If you have clothes that haven’t been worn for years, donate them; the same with books, bedsheets, and other unused items. 
  • If it’s broken, then leave it behind. This applies to house appliances, furniture, and other electronics. 

4. Clean Your New House

Some people postpone cleaning their new home until moving day, and we do not recommend that! Moving day is already stressful as it is, and during Ramadan, it will be even more exhausting. So why put off big tasks and pile them up with more big tasks? 

The best thing to do is to hire a cleaning company and have them come clean up your new place from scratch a few days before moving. Many cleaning companies have special cleaning services before moving into new homes that are still empty. Here are some great cleaning companies: 

  • Cleaning +971 56 466 0472
  • Dubai Housekeeping: +971 50 196 7178
  • Elite Maids: +971 04 276 6271

During Moving Into a New Home 

new home

There are a few things to keep in mind while moving to a new house that most people forget about. Especially when you move your home in Ramadan. Here are the top things to keep in mind while moving homes. 

1. Pick a Good Time 

If you can, push your moving-in hour till after Iftar. This will help you avoid the heat, and will allow you, your family, and the people helping you to take a quick water or snack break. 

2. Look After Your Kids 

If you have little kids that aren’t fasting, then make sure to pack a snack for them the night before. You don’t want hunger tantrums on your hand while loading the moving truck. 

Make sure to prepare a full snack bag with things like sandwiches, juice, fruits, and veggie sticks. Add a few candy bars to satisfy your kids’ sweet tooth on such a day. On the other hand, if your kids are fasting, make sure they have a good and filling Suhoor the night before.

3. Get Familiar With The Area

If you are moving to an area that is completely new to you, then make sure to take a drive around and familiarize yourself with the area. Learn where the major places are, like supermarkets, malls, pharmacies, and other important places. Save all the important places on your Google Maps and save offline to be easily accessible in any emergencies. 

4. Make Sure Utilities Are Set Up 

Make sure to call ahead and assure the building’s caretaker that you are coming. This is important so they can check your utilities, such as electricity, gas, and water and make sure everything is up and running. 

After Moving Into a New Home 

You are finally and officially moved in. Here are some tips to keep in mind after moving into a new home. 

1. Unpack Slowly

Don’t rush into unpacking; you will end up with stuff scattered all over. Unpack room by room, organize everything in its place and move on to the next room. Don’t feel stressed about finishing it all in one day. Unpacking can take weeks, and that is normal. 

2. Order-in 

Also, if you feel so overwhelmed with unpacking, don’t stress about cooking. Call your favourite restaurant and place an order. Also, use disposable utensils so you won’t have to think about doing any dishes. 

3. Tend to Your Children

Sleeping in a new place can be a little scary for kids. So make sure your little ones have their night lights on along with their favourite blanket or teddy bear. 

Moreover, when moving homes in Ramadan, make sure you get Ramadan decorations and hang them up at your new place with your kids. This will make the new house feel a lot more like home. 

4. Look After Your Pets


Finally, pets also need looking after when moving into a new home. For instance, when moving home with a cat, you have to make sure to immediately set up its litter box, food, and a place to sleep.

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