Schools are closed and as Dubai is getting hotter and hotter day by day, most of the expats in Dubai, go for a vacation during this summer season. Here is a list of things that should be in your to-do list before leaving for the vacation.
Pay your Utility Bills
Don’t forget to pay your utility bills or else by the time you reach back you can find that the electricity, phone etc has been disconnected. Since TV, phone and internet at home won’t be in use while you are in vacation, you may check with your service provider whether your subscription can be suspended for that time period.If so, you can save that money rather than paying it.
Lock your valuables
Lock away your valuables such as important documents, jewelry which you won’t be using during holidays. You can get safe deposit box from Carrefour or Ace Hardware.
Pets and Plants
- Ask your friends help or arrange a vacation care for your pets.Homely Petz in Dubai is a licensed home pet care company offering these services.Pet vacation care in Dubai during the peak periods ie. the Summer, Eid and Christmas times are limited,so better plan and arrange it as soon as possible to ensure you have your pet care covered.
- Fishes – If you have a small fish tank, you can leave it at your friend’s house, so he can take care of it during your holidays. Or else, you can connect an automatic fish feeder which you can buy from the stores that sell fish supplies.
- Leave your indoor plants with a friend who is going to be here for the summer.If you have outdoor plants, you better arrange any of your friends or relatives to visit your home twice a week to water it.
Switch off your water heaters to save electricity.
If you are going for a long vacation for more than one month, you may want to turn it off.So before doing so, clean it thoroughly and leave the door open to prevent mildew formation.
It is a great idea to disconnect your battery before leaving for vacation or else give your car keys to your friend/relative and ask them to start the car and run the engine throughout your holiday.
Unplug electrical appliances
Unplug all the electrical appliances in use to avoid unnecessary problems.
Cancel Maids, Laundry Service & Newspaper
Don’t forget to cancel your maids and laundry service before leaving for the vacation. Also, make sure to inform newspaper subscription to stop delivering in order to avoid a pile of unread newspapers outside the front door.