The 35-year-old Pakistani admitted attempted rape and trespassing charges when he appeared at Dubai Criminal Court.
On October 20 last year, the Sri Lankan maid, 25, saw the man in the garden of the villa in Al Barsha 3. He told her he was replacing the old gardener who had left the country.
“I believed him and left him to do his work. I headed to the kitchen but he followed me about five minutes later,” said the maid, adding that he locked the door and threw her to the ground. He then held her throat with one hand and undressed her with the other.
The maid resisted, forcing the man to eventually flee. She then told her sponsor who called police.
The defendant’s DNA was found on the woman’s body and he was arrested a few days later. Police said he had entered the country illegally.
The next hearing will be on May 29.