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What is the policy regarding working on public holidays (Local UAE holidays and other times such as Xmas, etc)? Read more

We employ a Sri Lankan live in maid. She is married and young and her husband has recently started a job in Dubai. I am wondering if as a sponsor we are liable for her medical costs if she becomes pregnant whilst under our sponsorship? We could not afford this cost. I am wanting to know where we stand legally with this as I would like to discuss this with her before we renew her visa. Of course she can choose to have a baby and return home if she chooses to but I don’t want to be responsible for the bill. Where does a sponsor stand in relation to this? Read more

Have you ever had to face a situation when your housemaid has absconded?

Have you ever thought of hiring a maid to do your housework without sponsoring her or checking her passport status?

Have you ever wondered if you are likely to face legal trouble if you hire an absconding housemaid?

Are you likely to be levied a hefty fine if your maid who has absconded, is caught working illegally? Read more

Hundreds of expats move to Dubai thrilled at the prospect of being able to afford help around the house, a real life ‘Mary Poppins’. Help with the chores and with the children.  However, these same people are very soon moaning at the fact that their housemaid does not seem to be living up to their high expectations.  The clothes have been dyed a delicate shade of pink or the maid cannot cook their favourite spaghetti bolognaise but when you ask them if they had showed them how to many expats will answer ‘no’.  The team at Montaigne Avenue Consulting outline why training is so beneficial.

Many housemaid issues are due to lack of training. Too many housemaids have been placed in working situations with little or no training at all. Although some may have learned from previous position they are still not qualified enough to handle this job. Read more

New to Dubai, I am looking for the contact number of a recruitment agency that offers full-time house maids. Regards, from Jumeira. Read more

I am moving to Dubai in a few weeks and we want to live in the Jumeirah area. Could you please give me a good contact for a real estate agent who really knows the Jumeirah area? Also, I am looking for a maid. Do you know how to proceed and what is the best way to find a maid? Read more

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