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For many of us who work or just want some extra help with chores around the house, there are established agencies that can help us with finding just the right staff to suit our particular requirements.
One of the benefits of using an agency for domestic housekeeping needs is that it is more economical as you can control how much you spend based on your needs with no associated visa/sponsorship costs. Most agency maids speak English, and are required to have experience, and are fully documented to legally reside in the UAE.
Most agencies set part-time domestic cleaning charges between Dh35 and Dh45 per hour for a minimum of three hours, while spring cleaning rates start from Dh40, also for a minimum of three hours. Some offer special rates on regular bookings of four days a week or more. The flip side to using an agency is there may be a new person each time you need to hire one which means more time is required to orient the new person, although companies do try and give regular clients the same person each week.
There are many well-reputed maid agencies around. Molly Maid is one of the oldest maid service companies in Dubai offering assistance in general cleaning. MI Maids specifically offers professional cleaning by fully trained and experienced staff. Maids at KP Services are highly trained and stringently interviewed, and can speak English well.
• Housekeeping services can also include pet care
• Some agencies offer maids to help in shopping, etc.
• Hiring agency maids ensure you trustworthy help
Source: Saadiya Ahmad, Special to Classifieds
The writer is a freelancer