Let’s face it, we’re all too busy running around getting things done to be able to give our homes the love and care they need. That is why we recommend you get a full-time maid in Dubai. Thankfully, there are plenty of options available in Dubai!
However, there are costs and other factors to consider before you decide to arrange for a full-time maid in Dubai. We talked to some of the most reputable companies that provide full-time maids on a live-in and a live-out basis and have created a checklist to help you decide!
Hiring a Contract Maid vs a Full-Time Maid in Dubai
For services, costs, and salaries are different for live-in and live-out maids. Here’s all you need to know.
Full-Time Live-in Maid: A full-time helper, who lives in your home will assist you with a variety of housekeeping tasks. Depending on your agreement, this may also include babysitting and cooking services.
Contract Live-out Maid: A maid who is contracted to your home with a set schedule, but lives in accommodation provided by her employer. These housekeepers assist with a variety of housekeeping tasks. Depending on the conditions of the agency, this arrangement may or may not include additional services such as babysitting.
Costs and Deposits
Full-Time Live-in Maid: The initial recruitment cost is more than AED 15,000.
The cost of a full-time maid in Dubai depends on Tadbeer, an established agency in the city. Through this company, residents of Dubai can apply for their maid’s visa. It charges a one-off finder’s fee, which includes the cost of finding the right person based on your requirements and flying them in. But if you’re looking for greater convenience, you can avail these services through ServiceMarket. This way you won’t have to be directly involved in complex processes like acquiring visas.
Live-out Maid: The initial deposit you’ll have to pay is AED 3,000 – AED 4,500,
Some agencies ask for a refundable deposit to be paid as a form of commitment when signing annual contracts for full-time live-out maids. This deposit is paid back at the end of the contract.
Monthly Salaries and Fees
Full-Time Live-in Maid: The monthly salary is AED 2,000 – AED 3,500.
Salaries are agreed upon between the employer and the to-be maid during the interview stage. The amount can vary depending on this agreement and additional benefits are usually provided.
Live-out Maid: The monthly fee is AED 3,500 – AED 6,000.
Depending on the agency, type, and extent of services required (such as cleaning, babysitting, cooking, etc.), and the length of the contract, the monthly fee is paid either at the beginning or the end of the month.
Full-Time Live-in Maid
They cost approximately AED 84,000 per annum. The additional costs of hiring a full-time maid to live in can be broken down primarily into the following categories:
Housing: You can offer lodging inside your home. However, if there’s no space, you can simply pay for your maid’s housing.
Sponsorship: You will be required to apply for a UAE residence visa for your maid. To get this, you will be required to pay around AED 5,000 to AED 5,500 annually.
Furniture, food, phone, and other expenses: The little things do add up to a few extra hundred dirhams (or more) every month.
Annual flights and medical insurance: For medical insurance, prepare to pay a sum of AED 5,000 to AED 10,000 per year. The annual flights will depend on your choice of airline and destination.
They cost none of the above as lodging, food and other expenditures, medical insurance, flights, and sponsorship are all covered by the agency that employs the maid.
What Should You Do?
If you want to consider getting a maid, evaluate your decision based on the costs. For a live-in full-time maid, the estimated total is AED 15,000+ as recruitment cost plus AED 84,000 per annum. As for a live-out maid, the total will be between AED 50,000 – AED 60,000 per annum (not including the refundable deposit).
As seen in the breakdown above, hiring a full-time maid in Dubai may be somewhat expensive for some. However, it comes with its own benefits. Depending on what your requirements are, ServiceMarket can help you book a full-time maid in Dubai.