In this section we go over key decisions to take on your journey to identify what kind of housemaid you require for your home. We hope this information will demystify the process and help you make the right decision for your family.

Part-time or Full-time?

Consider whether you want someone part-time or full-time, live-in or live out. Some families feel more comfortable having privacy and go for the part-time live-out option, while other households like the flexibility of having someone on hand living in. Just remember, the only legal way to hire a helper part time is through an agency. You can check Elite Maids website for affordable cleaning rates per hour. It is one of the UAE’s biggest agencies and has a good reputation.

For Full-time, Live in or Live out?

The full time live-in option is the most common in Dubai. Having said that full time live-out options do exist yet with special conditions. You could find a housemaid who lives with her husband or family and accepts to work fulltime at your home; however, keep in mind as an employer you need to secure for the housemaid a legal sponsorship and take on her responsibility even if she lives-out. Moreover, a transport arrangement should be agreed between the employer and the housemaid. A more trusted and hassle-free option is to hire a full time live out from a maid agency. Elite Maids Fulltime maids offer fully vetted full time maids; with a charge starting 3,500 AED for live out. That price includes visa, medical test, air ticket and medical insurance.

Hiring through Maidfinder versus Tadbeer Service Centers

Decide whether you want to find a housemaid through one of Tadbeer’s service centers or hire direct from an existing pool of experienced maids residing in the UAE. Hiring through a service center is immediate, as it requires that you visit a center in person and select a candidate then and there; hence this approach takes out the hassle of the search and selection. However, such centers will offer you a limited pool of available housemaids and will charge higher monthly and annual fees, as they account for a finder’s fee that starts with 20,000 AED upfront or 35,000 AED cumulative over 2 years.

Many households, who are not in a rush to hire, and can spare 1-3 weeks to search and select a maid, prefer to take matters into their own hands and hire a helper direct. At our wide online database gives you access to hundreds of maid profiles, and their contact details. The best way to find a maid with zero agency fees is our online portal; our database access fee starts from 350 AED. Start your search early and give yourself plenty of time to find someone suitable for your needs. Based on our client reviews the process of selection and hiring takes from 1-3 weeks, and more than 95% of our users end up finding a suitable housemaid, success is highly dependent on how attractive is your offer to the maid. Over the years Maidfinder has developed recurring household users who depend on our database as a platform to hire their next housemaid.

Tadbeer Easy Sponsorship Packages

Once you’ve found the perfect housemaid through your own search on our platform, it’s time to sort out the legalities of securing a sponsorship package for your housemaid. Many Tadbeer service centers are now offering very competitive sponsorship packages that are cheaper than traditional private sponsorship. The service is packaged as an easy monthly payment that goes as low as 500 AED.

Avoid illegal household maids, who ask to remain on someone else’s visa. Stay on the right side of the law and choose the legal route for sponsorship, the fines and punishments for illegal sponsorship are steep, ranging from 50,000 AED - 100,000 AED, with a possible jail term and deportation.

For a detailed cost comparison between hiring direct versus through an agency or Tadbeer service center visit our Cost Comparison section For guidance on the interview and selection process visit our Interview and selection tips For further information we invite you to visit the FAQ section

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