Young UAE national mothers have become the sole autonomous figures in modern nuclear families; however, they are incapable of performing their mothering duties if not supported by foreign domestic helpers and nannies, who are becoming an integral part of the young national UAE family. A new generation of young mothers today are themselves the product of this neo-liberal and precarious mothering, i.e., when mothers are helped by transnational nannies and domestic helpers to accomplish their role, they are de-facto partial mothers. Newly educated national mothers are finding themselves in challenging roles, encouraged by the state elites to join the workforce. They seem incapable of sustaining the same norms and practices that their mothers and grandmothers had practiced. Based on direct interviews with young national mothers, the paper brings forward the voices of new mothers practicing motherhood under the continuous unsettling changes of globalization and neo-liberal economies in the UAE.