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50% lower prices for goods during Ramadan

Move was made to ensure public has no shortage of food during the Holy month

50% lower prices for goods during Ramadan

Prices of products with the highest demand will be lowered by 50 per cent during this year’s holy month of Ramadan, the UAE's Ministry of Economy has said.

Dr. Hashim Al Nuaimi, director of Consumer Protection at the ministry, said the decision was made to ensure that the public has no shortage of essential products like vegetables and fruits, reported local media.

He said that retail outlets in the UAE provide their plans for price reductions and discounted deals for Ramadan within the coming weeks.

Speaking at a meeting with outlet representatives in Abu Dhabi, Dr Nuaimi pointed out that there was a 20 per cent increase in sales of Ramadan hampers last year in comparison to 2014.

The month of Ramadan is a Holy time for Muslims where they fast from dawn to sunset as one of the Five Pillars of Islam.