The going rate depends on the nationality of the maid. Pilipinos are the highest paid and the going rate is a minimum of 1500 dhs with a ticket back home every two years. They work 6 days a week and get 1 day off.
1500 dhs is probably a decent wage if you lived in a 2 bed apartment but since you have a 4Brd Villa, I would pay more since you have more square footage of space. A minimum of 2000 -2500 dhs, in my opinion will be fair.
This is just my opinion.
Originally Posted by frenchy
We are a European family, We have recently moved into a lovely 4Brd Villa in Jumeriah 1, literally 300m away from the beach. Our house features an independent Maid's apptm with a Bedroom, Kitchen and Bathroom. We will be looking at someone who will clean the house clean, and maybe a few babysitting but our kids are 10 and 12, so not that much work. Wondering what the going rate.
and was not able to come down to any conclusion.
Also is it just me, or are some of these observations on the above mentioned forum are border line racist ?