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We are new to Dubai and are looking into the right way for us in dealing with domestic help. We are a European couple, no kids, so we really don't need a full time help. However hiring 2 days via an agency will cost almost as much as sponsoring full time, whereas most of our money will benefit the agency instead of the maid.
So we would be willing to sponsor full time, but let her live outside of our house and come in 2 or 3 times a week tbd. I know that she would not be allowed to work anywhere else, but seeing that she gets paid for a full time job, she wouldn't really have to. Ideally it would be someone whose husband is already here, so she could live with him.
Could anyone please tell me if this is a legally allowed and practically viable option, and if so, any suggestions as how to organize this?