The cost of basic foodstuffs for Emirati nationals will fall
year-round from June 1, in line with a presidential order, with citizens
expected to save up to AED13,000 (US$3,540) as a result.
The scheme is an extension of the ‘Ramadan Ration’, where food
items are subsidised for UAE nationals during the Islamic holy month, WAM reported.
According to the state news agency, UAE president HH Sheikh
Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan ordered the Khalifa Bin Zayed Humanitarian
Foundation to begin the initiative from the start of next month.
The food items that will be available to Emiratis at
discounted prices include rice, flour, dates, cooking oils, juices, water and
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