What Are the Most Popular Handyman Services in Dubai and What Do They Cost?

You are likely to need multiple handyman services in Dubai every year to maintain your home. In fact, a typical Dubai resident books home maintenance services 6 to 8 times on ServiceMarket annually. ServiceMarket has put together a list of the most popular handyman services in the region. This guide will also help you understand how much they cost.  

General handyman services: You can book a professional handyman in Dubai for AED 129 per hour (excluding VAT). It goes without saying that the total cost of hiring a handyman would depend on how many hours they need to spend on the task. Keep in mind that if you book handyman services for two or more hours, then the hourly cost will be less than what it costs to book a handyman service for just an hour:

  • One hour: AED 129 per hour
  • Two hours: AED 119 per hour
  • Three hours: AED 119 per hour
  • Four or more hours AED 109 per hour
  • Not sure: AED 129 per hour

Furniture assembly: Contrary to what you might think, it can be challenging as well as time consuming to assemble and disassemble furniture properly. A professional handyman can do so quickly. They can also help you assemble IKEA furniture. The same rates apply. 

Curtain hanging: Whether you’ve just moved or are refurbishing your home, you can save time and make the process easier by booking handyman services to hang curtains as well as install shutters and blinds. Bookings can be made at the same hourly rates.

Light bulbs and spotlights: A professional handyman can also be booked at these hourly rates to install ceiling lights, replace lightbulbs, and install spotlights.

TV mounting: You can book this service  for TV stand mounting, TV wall mounting, and TV cabling. The charges will depend on the size of your TV:

  • Below 55 inches: AED 99 + VAT
  • 55 to 65 inches: AED 149 + VAT
  • Above 65 inches: AED 199 + VAT

Electrician: You should always hire a professional to handle electrical work. An electrician can help you with a variety of tasks, including installing light fixtures, outlets and switches, and in-house cabling at the following hourly rates:

  • One hour: AED 129 per hour + VAT
  • Two hours: AED 119 per hour + VAT
  • Three hours: AED 119 per hour + VAT
  • Four or more hours AED 109 per hour + VAT
  • Not sure: AED 129 per hour + VAT

Plumber: Need to fix a leaky faucet? Facing a clogged drain or pipe? Renovating your bathroom? Professional plumbers in Dubai can install baths, tubs, and sinks as well as fix showers, toilets, and taps. They can also handle plumbing tasks related to water heaters and tanks. You can book a plumber for:

  • One hour: AED 129 per hour + VAT
  • Two hours: AED 119 per hour + VAT
  • Three hours: AED 119 per hour + VAT
  • Four or more hours AED 109 per hour + VAT
  • Not sure: AED 129 per hour + VAT

AC technician: You can hire an AC technician for AC cleaning, installation, or repair. The hourly rate for AC installation and repair services is AED 150 per hour (excluding VAT). The cost for AC cleaning depends on the number of units. The following costs are only for AC cleaning based on the number of units. There will be additional charges if you also require AC duct cleaning, for which you can request quotes.  

  • 1 unit: AED 179 + VAT
  • 2 units: AED 339 + VAT
  • 3 units: AED 499 + VAT
  • 4 units: AED 649 + VAT
  • 5 units: AED 799 + VAT
  • 6 units: AED 999 + VAT
  • 7 units: AED 1149 + VAT
  • 8 units: AED 1299 + VAT

Annual maintenance contracts: If you sign up for an annual maintenance package, then depending on its type, some of the services you can avail every year may include getting your AC serviced 2 to 4 times, availing plumbing, electrical, as well as handyman services a couple of times, and making emergency call outs for plumbing, electrical and AC issues. You may also get biannual pest control treatments. It costs between AED 1500 and AED 5000 and can help you save money.

Pest control: Keep in mind that some annual maintenance contracts also include biannual preventive pest control treatments. If you don’t have an annual maintenance contract that covers pest control, then it will cost you AED 199 for a studio apartment, AED 229 for a 1-bedroom apartment, and AED 249 for a 2-bedroom apartment (excluding VAT).

Whether you need to book a handyman in Dubai for plumbing work or to carry out a special task like mounting a TV, you can do so easily and without any hassles through ServiceMarket. We only partner with vetted home maintenance companies.

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