Western expats biggest users of cleaning and maid services in the UAE

In a survey conducted by VIS, the organizers of Middle East Cleaning Technology Week (MECTW), Western expats were seen to be the biggest users of cleaning and maid services in the UAE.



Areas like Arabian Ranches, Dubai Marina, and Mirdif have the highest intake of cleaning services in Dubai. Residents from these affluent areas have their homes cleaned every alternative day.

“The last few years has seen a shift towards an increased preference for superior services offered by third party cleaning companies, even if they have a resident maid cleaning for them. This can be attributed to the more than satisfactory performance of their services, especially in Dubai where the quality of the service being offered is in compliance with set international standards and best practices,” said Jamal Abdullah Lootah, CEO, Imdaad.

Pest control


The survey also looked at pest control services and found that on average, residents use the service at least once a year. Commercial enterprises like restaurants are more frequent users, up to three time a year. Villa residents with a garden are the biggest users of pest control services as areas like Arabian Ranches have a lot of ants.

“The harsh summer climate here often brings unwanted guests to your home, a huge number of pest control complaints we receive from Dubai residents involve ants. Villas with a garden, in residential communities, would likely need pest control service for ants and other pests on a scheduled basis,” said Malik Hassan, general manager, AKI Environmental Services.

He added: “Cockroach and bedbug infestation is another issue we are often called for at homes and restaurants. Our integrated portfolio of waste management services also complements our pest control services to offer an integrated solution for pest control and waste management services.”

Even split

The survey also looked at offices in Media City, JLT, Dubai Silicon Oasis. There is an even split on cleaning services provided by the building management and companies relying on third party cleaning services. Cleaning services provided by the building management clean offices on a daily basis, whereas third party services are used at least twice a week.

“The cleaning services industry in the region is growing with a lot of demand for specialized cleaning services from residential and small office customers. They not only demand a high quality of service but also sophistication in addressing issues that involve chemical treatment of water, pest control and management of drainage systems,” said Jayaraman Nair, chairman, VIS Exhibitions and Conferences.

He said: “At  MECTW, we are aiming to bring together leading industry experts and practitioners who will share their knowledge on cleaning standards, emerging trends and new technologies, as well as other vital issues that need to be addressed by cleaning professionals.” says Jayaraman Nair, chairman, VIS Exhibitions and Conferences – organizer of MECTW.



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