What is the availability and cost of household help, and what types of help are typically employed by expatriates?

Kenyan, Filipina, Sri Lankan, and Ethiopian maids/nannies are widely available but expensive--visa sponsorship for a year is about $2000 USD. Only certain nationalities can be sponsored. Salaries start at about 400 AED per month plus room and board, transport, etc. - Jun 2010

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