ServiceMarket - a home services portal in the UAE and Qatar – conducted an online survey of 200 residents in the Emirates, as well as the 1,000+ requests placed on the platform by the country's residents. Up to half of the survey's respondents (50%) claimed to use outside help to clean their homes. Meanwhile, 9% of the respondents said they have full-time help at home, while about twofifths (41%) claimed to use help on a part-time basis.
Most respondents – 64% – from the latter segment stated that they use external cleaning help at least once a week, with 68% claiming they have "never used professional deep cleaning services". The survey also looked at the frequency with which people cleaned various items in their homes. Up to 67% of the survey's respondents had not cleaned their curtains in the last three months and almost half (46%) had not cleaned their sofa upholstery or their carpets in the same duration.