Maid services are widely available, with live in maids only allowed to families. A one day a week service can be obtained from Indian, Bangladeshi or Filipina girls for up to 30KD per flat per month. This price includes all cleaning and laundry / ironing but not cooking. Other services are available on request.
Many advertise their services in the local English language papers. The residence fee for a live in maid is about KD200 for the first year and KD10 for each subsequent year, and the wages tend to be in the area of KD80 per month.
Each residence also comes with a "Hariss" who will clean the communal areas and wash your car, the latter you will have to pay for yourself and costs about KD5 a month for a daily wipe over with a damp rag.