Reasons why you should relocate to Dubai for a nanny job

Monday, 15.06.2020 at 10:59AM

Are you a nanny or governess (with an EU passport) who is curious about working as an international nanny In the Middle East?

Nannies Incorporated is often approached by Irish and British nannies and governesses (or other EU passport holders) interested in working abroad and particularly in Dubai or Abu Dhabi. We are often asked “What it is like to work in the Middle East?", "How much does a nanny earn in the UAE?", "What are the duties of a British nanny in the UAE?" or "What is it like to work within a team of household staff?” 

It has become increasingly popular for VIP and HNW families to favour British and European nannies to give their children an international experience. As the popularity of international nannies in the UAE grows we thought it might be helpful to write a blog on the support Nannies Incorporated can provide for nannies like you.

At Nannies incorporated our highly experienced team can help steer you in the right direction and give you pointers on working in the UAE. Some of our team have first hand knowledge of the UAE, having lived and worked in the region.

Reasons to work as a nanny in the UAE


Attractive remuneration packages. Tax-free. All-expenses-paid.

Our positions in the Middle East will provide you with exceptional career opportunities – particularly the potential for more hours, greater job security and better pay. You can expect to earn around £40,000 - £52,000 tax free per year +/- (experience dependent). Salaries tend to be tax-free and you can also get benefits such as a visa provided, medical insurance, housing, an opportunity to travel and 4-5 weeks annual leave. 


Your visa is taken care of by the employing family.

For nanny placements in Dubai or Abu Dhabi through Nannies Incorporated, our employer families are responsible for arranging all visa formalities for their nannies as this family will become the nanny’s sponsor for work permit purposes. 


Accommodation is provided.

The growing demand for property in Dubai makes searching on your own quite difficult. Did you know that the placements offered in the UAE are typically ‘live-in’ (i.e. the family will provide you with a bedroom and bathroom in their home or occasionally, a separate studio apartment). 

Health care

Health care is provided.

With a ‘health card’ you can receive free treatment at any of the hospitals in the public health system in Dubai. Hospitals care and treatments are of very high-quality in Dubai. To obtain a public ‘health card’ in Dubai you will need to go to a health care office and present them with your official documents, including your passport, certificate of employment, 2 passport photos and a signed application form.


Don’t believe us? See for yourself!

We are proud to have taken part in a documentary called ‘Nanny Culture’. You can check it out to see what goes on behind closed doors – at both our nanny agency, Nannies Incorporated, and at a genuine Emirati household. ‘Nanny Culture’ offers a rare insight into family life in the UAE.


At Nannies Incorporated we have more than 30 years experience.

The agency  has been successfully placing experienced nannies and governesses, like yourself, in the UAE for more than 30 years. You can feel confident that the majority of our clients come via ‘word of mouth’ or are returning clients. We already have a network of nannies already based in the U.A.E. 

We spoke to an international nanny whom we have recently placed in Abu Dhabi to find out what her tips are for those considering making the move.

She recommends you should:

  • Try and speak to others who have already worked there.
  • Think about the cultural differences and in particular remember to dress respectfully.
  • Summer can be very hot although many families travel extensively outside the region, during these months.
  • Think about how you would deal with any homesickness, but remember there are quite a few native English speaking nannies already based there and keen to socialise in your free time / on your day off.
  • And most importantly - always go through a top agency like Nannies Incorporated who will be able to help throughout your placement.


Looking for a nanny job in the Middle East?

Nannies Incorporated aims to offer high quality positions that will help with your personal development whilst advancing your career abroad. For more information and to find out more about our latest exciting nanny vacancies in the UAE or elsewhere in the Middle East, contact Nannies Incorporated and check out our positions

We look forward to hearing from you!