Originally Posted by flossie
Minimum monthly salary which you are required to pay by law varies from nationality to nationality. Phillipina maids have the highest minimum salary of around 1500 Dirhams a month if she lives with you. I think Sri Lankan maids have a minimum of around 800 Dirhams. Then (and this can be a touchy topic, but here goes...) you have to consider what is legally acceptable and what is morally acceptable. Suffice to say that noone I am friends with pays their maid less than 1500 Dirhams a month. 1500 to 1800 a month seems to be about average, with every Friday off. If baby sitting is required in the evenings, this is usually paid for on top of their monthly salary.
1500AED = £226 per month for 6 days a week!!!
So for an 8 hour day thats £1.17 p/hr. I got £2.01 working in Morrisons as a shelf stacker back in 1996.
Can someone have a decent quality of life for that amount of money in Dubai? Do they have to feed and clothe themselves for that as well???