Price monitor June 17
Oats porridge, topped with a healthy serving of a banana, is a good idea based on grocery prices today. While staple items and milk products have remained steady, the price of bananas has dropped. Image Credit: Stock image

pc小群正规群Dubai: If you are planning to go grocery shopping, you don’t need to worry about any particular price hike – prices of most essential items have stayed steady in Dubai.

The only item that saw an increase in price was the King Fish, which rose from Dh39.90 per kilo to Dh44.90 from yesterday. Bananas, on the other hand, saw a slight drop in its per kilogram cost, going from Dh5 to Dh3.70. So, it’s time to get that potassium intake in place.

The good news, though, is that regardless of whether you are buying pantry staples like flour, rice and pasta, or going for the big proteins like Hamour fish, beef or lamb, the prices have remained the same. This may be a good time to get your mid-week shopping in, avoiding the weekend crowds.

pc小群正规群Another segment which has seen prices remain steady throughout most of the COVID-19 period is that of face masks and hand sanitisers, which are essential to stay safe during the pandemic. Face masks can range from Dh0.8 to Dh2 per piece and a 50ml bottle of a hand sanitiser can cost anywhere between Dh5.30 to Dh21.20.

Price monitor for June 17
Prices of milk and milk products have stayed stable over the weeks in Dubai.
Price monitor for June 17
Olive oil and vegetable oil prices have stayed steady, and a six bottles of 1.5l local water can cost between Dh4 to Dh19.
Price monitor for June 17
Staple items like rice, flour and pasta have remained affordable.
Price monitor for June 17
Pantry items like sugar, salt and lentils have also seen their prices stay in check.
Price monitor for June 17
In the mood for a milkshake? Try adding some dates, which are still as cheap as Dh8.80 a kilo.
Price monitor for June 17
Chicken - whether frozen or fresh - should not cost too much. A kilo of fresh chicken starts at Dh12.90.
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In seafood options, King fish saw an increase in price from yesterday, rising by Dh5 a kilo in one day. Image Credit: Stock image
Price monitor for June 17
The price of Salmon, Sea Bream and Shrimps have also stayed the same since yesterday.
Price monitor for June 17
Time for a barbecue, with beef prices remaining steady in Dubai.
Price monitor for June 17
Lamb, too, can be a great idea for dinner tonight, with prices ranging from Dh32.9 to Dh73.5, depending on the type of lamb you are shopping for.
Price monitor for June 17
Feel free to accompany your meal with breads, as prices have remained stable over many weeks.
Price monitor for June 17
Bananas have gotten cheaper, as they cost Dh5 per kilo yesterday.
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Cucumber, tomatoes and onions have all seen their prices stay in check.
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Vegetables can be a great addition to any meal, so go ahead and stock up.
Price monitor for June 17
COVID-19 esssentials - face masks and sanitisers - have not seen any change in prices.
Price monitor for June 17
If you notice a spike in price, you can complain to the economic department of your emirate. In Abu Dhabi, you can lodge a complaint on www.added.gov.ae
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How to complain regarding price hike in Sharjah.
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How to complain regarding price hike in Ajman and Fujairah.
Price monitor for June 17
How to complain regarding price hike in Umm Al Quwain and Ras Al Khaimah.