By: Jessical Hill
The National | 13 August 2018
The hiring process for domestic helpers has recently been streamlined and regulated by the introduction of Tadbeer Centres, which aim to guarantee proper visa, orientation and training for workers. Eleven Tadbeer centres opened in May, with another 14 scheduled to open by the end of the year.
These centres offer services related to employing domestic helpers, including issuing, renewing and cancelling employment contracts and work permits.
There are four packages: the first relates to recruiting domestic workers from outside the country with the fee – dependent on the nationality of the worker – ranging from Dh14,000 for Filipino workers to Dh2,000 for Indian workers, excluding the cost for entry visas, accommodation and medical check-ups. While other private recruitment companies still operate in the UAE, in the future all overseas recruitment will be carried out through Tadbeer centres.
Some UAE residents reveal to The National how much they pay to hire their domestic help.