No packing worries. I'm not packing ****. Got some company coming round to get it all done for me on the 13th. I'm also planning a friday brunch with my workmates on the 12th, so I hope these packing guys don't mind working around a bunch or corpses.
My only worry now is the timing. I have planned things out so that I (they) pack, get cleaners in, get landlord in, get deposit back, get on plane, all within a few days. But I've been here long enough to know that nothing goes that smoothly.
As to your comment: I'm not selling anything either. I seriously considered selling everything but I figured that a thousand other expats were probably doing the same and I would get bugger all for my stuff, then I'd get home and have to buy it all again. So even though it's expensive, I'm shipping it all home.
As to the partying... well, I now have two weeks in Dubai with nothing to do and, lets face it, a ship load of cash. The only problem is that my friends have jobs. If only I got laid off at Eid or something when everyone's on holidays.