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Hi,

We'll be moving shortly to Dubai. We would be needing a driver for my wife to get to work and kids to school/activities and probably grocery shopping. Any other help with dusting/mopping/cleaning will be an added advantage and help to the live-in maid (that we plan to employ).

How does hiring a live-out female driver work? How do the timings work? Are they prompt on time and how do they get to work, if we live a bit further than metro.

Appreciate any pointers and experiences,
 

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Hi,

We'll be moving shortly to Dubai. We would be needing a driver for my wife to get to work and kids to school/activities and probably grocery shopping. Any other help with dusting/mopping/cleaning will be an added advantage and help to the live-in maid (that we plan to employ).

How does hiring a live-out female driver work? How do the timings work? Are they prompt on time and how do they get to work, if we live a bit further than metro.

Appreciate any pointers and experiences,
Hi,
You might be better trying to find a maid that has a driving licence - that's what a few friends of ours have done.
Much easier, cheaper and reliable than having somebody extra who needs to get to your place each day.
Cheers
Steve
 

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My concern is one person might not be able to do two jobs - Domestic and Driver. How much is the cost for sponsoring each individual? My budget is around 45-55K/year for both, however, the split is. Will this work?
 

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My concern is one person might not be able to do two jobs - Domestic and Driver. How much is the cost for sponsoring each individual? My budget is around 45-55K/year for both, however, the split is. Will this work?
Hi,
A live in maid/driver salary would be around 2000 (2500 max) AED per month.
On top of that you have the annual visa fees.
Cheers
Steve
 
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