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I'm Cristina, 50 years old. I'm a high school graduate. I have 2 kids aged 27 and 22. I have been working here in the UAE for more than 10 years. I worked with 2 families in Abu Dhabi. I worked with a local family for 2 years as a nanny, they had 3 kids aged 7, 5 and 3. Then, with a local/Lebanese family, I worked for 2 and a half years as a housemaid. They had 2 kids aged 2 and 4. In Dubai, I am currently working with a Palestinian family for 5 years and 3 months now as a nanny/maid, they had an 8-month-old baby, and now she is turning 6 years old. I am looking for a new job because my employer is going back to their country. I will be available on January 6th.
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I can provide a reference from the Palestinian family I worked with in Dubai for 5 years.
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