Dubai Consumer Mirror

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Planned Price Cuts in the UAE

The UAE government will push cutting 1/3 of your basic food shopping tag in March and hoping for 1/2 of it in April; according to a report by Arabian Business today.

Run by the Consumer Protection Department (CPD) until Mar. 31, the move comes just weeks after the Ministry of Economy said it was working to cut food prices by 50 percent by April this year.


Until now, and talking from the field, i have NOT seen anything but announcements and promises by the so called Consumer Protection Department.

Last week, I bought a baby formula (Progress Gold #4) from one pharmacy (Al Falah Modern Pharmacy) . I paid Dhs 62/-. I needed another one which I found at another pharmacy a couple of blocks down the road, but for Dhs 52/-.

Whatever CPD is doing or supposed to be doing, well.. they ain't doing enough of it...

7 Comments:

  • Correction: they're not doing it right.

    And not following up on the matter too

    By Blogger KJ, at March 3, 2009 at 11:21 AM  

  • Consumers get screwed everyday in this country and no one is doing anything about it. I am happy to see this forum to tackle such important issue.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 3, 2009 at 12:13 PM  

  • I really hope this works, we have been sufferin for a very long time.

    By Anonymous jack, at March 4, 2009 at 9:31 AM  

  • My favourite obnoxious Dubai item? The organic honey sold at Madinat Jumeirah for Dh 450 (US$ 123) per 250gm/9oz jar!!

    Who is buying it, is what I want to know!

    By Anonymous Desert Rose, at March 4, 2009 at 10:06 AM  

  • Mory,

    What is happening over there! I am hearing stories of horror, people leaving their cars and credit card bills and jumping on the first plane out (I've even met one!).

    By Blogger Yazan, at March 7, 2009 at 10:00 PM  

  • Things aren't THAT great Yazan,but aren't THAT bad either..

    Things are tough, true and many people have lost -and many will loose- their jobs.

    But most people i know that lost their jobs, found jobs shortly after that.

    Bare in mind, media reports are over doing it a bit..

    By Blogger moryarti, at March 8, 2009 at 11:52 PM  

  • Desert Rose,

    Thanks for stopping by .. and I agree .. it does sound outragous, but some people will pay that much - crazy i know!

    By Blogger moryarti, at March 8, 2009 at 11:53 PM  

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