Just a question, I'm still deciding what to do with my furniture in the UK... I will not be putting it in storage so I'm either selling it or shipping it.
With regards to shipping it, I have read on a few websites that in the documentation you need to ship, you need to give them a copy of your passport with your UAE residency visa. Now, I'm not sure I will have my residency visa sorted before I get there - there are no guarantees, it won't be too long after arriving, but I seriously doubt it will be in my passport before I leave the UK.
So how do you get around this? Will a letter from my employer suffice, I know they will do some kind of Letter of No Objection for other things but this wasn't mentioned.