UAE residence required
Visa and Residence processing
UAE Employment Visa: Emirates Hospital processes all the documents for the employment visa and bears the expenses. You will be required to submit: Attested degrees and certificates (attestation is obtained from the Foreign Ministry and the UAE Embassy of the country where the degrees were completed) Letters of experience Passport copy Four personal photographs You need to have the original certificates during the interview. You will need to be HIV free upon testing. Families can be sponsored for their residence permits once the Employment Visa is issued.
Transit visas can be issued in 24-48 hours for all nationalities but are good only for two weeks and may not be extended. Visit visas require ten days to be issued the duration of which is two months and can be extended by another month. Iranians and Iraqis may have difficulties getting visas.
City Centre near the Dubai airport is inexpensive but extremely crowded. The Emirates Mall is close to Jumeirah and is pleasant and houses SkiDubai. Wafi Mall or (One of the most pleasant and elegant malls but more on the costly side) Iben Battuta the newest mall in Dubai, Burjuman Centre (also an expensive and beautiful mall). Mercato (Very pleasant and the nearest to Jumeirah and Umm Suqueim residential areas)
Ikea (City Centre Mall)
Home Centre (Oasis and Mercato; has some of best and inexpensive furniture)
The One (Jumeirah Beach Road)
Chen One (Jumeirah Beach Road)
Pan Emirates (Sheikh Zayed Road)
What about Mommies? Having a house maid in this part of the world is a very common practice so is having a driver. Good family environment, less stressful life style, low taxes and cheap domestic help are the most important reasons for people moving and staying in UAE.
House Maid: The maid is usually chosen from an agency that specializes in labor supply. Nationality, age, education and experience are the parameters that define each application consequently the salary. A Filipina or an Indonesian house made will usually require a salary of 1000-1500 Derhams, an annual sponsorship fee (government tax) of 5000 Derhams and an agency fee. The family provides the house maid with housing and food.
Provider Agency Name: Al Muhairy
Driver: 1500-2500 Derhams per month with the provision of housing and food.
Information Sources and Guides
Good sources of information about many events, places and services in Dubai: Connector Magazine (free copies are available at EH) Aquarius Magazine (free copies are available at EH) City Life – Out and About 180 and 181 (phone directory assistance) or the Dubai yellow pages.
Code of Conduct in Public in UAE
Code of Conduct in Public in UAE (Arabic Version)