Three years ago I moved from Abu Dhabi to Dubai. It was such a thrilling change. Even though it was only a 2-hour drive, it dramatically changed my life. 

City girl. What can I say? 

In both cities, I rented a place… and in both cities, I paid a deposit for my electricity and water bill. When we move-in, we incur a lot of expenses, and we somehow swallow the money we spend on the deposit because it is refundable once you move out. 

Funny thing is though many people move out and even leave the country without refunding their deposits. It might be because they were tight on time or simply forgot. In my case, I was so emersed in the moving that I completely wiped it out. 

For some reason, I remembered it last night, and guess what? All I had to do is send an e-mail with the clearance certificate and send my bank details. I got approval for the refund in just a few hours… online.

Now, all I need to do is sit tight for some days to have the deposit refunded and in my bank account. 

As easy as that was, I would… could have lost my deposit.

To tell you the truth, I am glad I asked for it anyway… Even if it was 3 years later. 

It doesn’t always work out that smoothly though. With other entities, I will have to send another email, then a call, then a follow-up call, and maybe even visit the branch. I know by that time you get lazy. I get lazy too, but let’s just do it.

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