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Factors to Consider Before Renting A Storage Space

ByLily Foster

Sep 28, 2020

Dubai is one of the busiest cities not only in the Emirates but also in the world. With the constant movement of people, staff transfers, and office relocations, the demand for storage space in the city is increasing by the day. Although the UAE has so many warehouses and storage facilities, finding the right one that fits your exact needs is not as easy as it seems. You have to hop from one facility to the next since many of them do not have what it takes to handle different types of goods.

Thankfully, they have come up with a few tips that can help you find what you are looking for. Here are the top five factors to consider when searching for the ideal storage space for rent in Dubai.

Access and Convenience

Before settling for your preferred storage facility, do your research and find out about their hours of operation. Some storage facilities have restricted business hours that run from 9am to 5 pm while others are open 24/7 throughout the year.

Ideally, you should be able to access your items easily and conveniently whenever you need them. This is particularly important if you are dealing with medical supplies or perishable goods that usually require around-the-clock access. Check with the facility about its access policies to avoid any unforeseen inconveniences.

Storage Sizes

Whether you need extra space to store your old furniture or you want to keep a small batch of documents, the ideal storage facility should offer different size options to fit your exact needs. Your preferred storage company should be accommodative of your needs so you do not have to pay for space you do not use.

When comparing available size options, consider the ceiling height and square footage, depending on the type of goods you want to store. For smaller items, the facility may provide you with a safe or a storage box. For this, you will have to check the height and width of the box.

Rent Duration

To keep things formal and avoid confusion, you have to sign a lease agreement indicating how long you intend to store your items in a particular warehouse or storage facility. The good news is that most warehouses in Dubai are flexible and they offer short-term and long-term storage options. Whether you want to keep your goods for a day or you are looking for a permanent base for your valuable items, the lease options will determine if you will find what you so desire.


Many people overlook this, but the location of the warehouse is very important as it also determines how easily you can access your goods. If you intend to access your items frequently, make sure you choose a storage facility nearby so you do not have to travel long hours, spending more money in the process. For long-term storage, choose a facility located in the outskirts of town, as they tend to be cheaper.

Safety and Surveillance

Following advancements in technology, you no longer have to worry much about the safety of your items. Many Dubai storage facilities have CCTV surveillance cameras installed in almost every corner, with security personnel manning various entry and exit points. Nevertheless, do not take any chances. Always confirm that indeed the company has tough security measures in force, before enlisting their services.

Contact a professional storage company for all your Dubai storage needs.

Lily Foster

Snowboarder, mother of 2, fender owner, International Swiss style practitioner and TDC honorary member. Doing at the crossroads of aesthetics and mathematics to craft experiences that go beyond design.

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