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UAE nationals to get discounted food from June 1

Extension of 'Ramadan Ration' expected to save Emiratis up to US$3,540 per year

UAE nationals to get discounted food from June 1
Food items that will be available to Emiratis at discounted prices include rice, flour, dates, cooking oils, juices, water and tomato paste.

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
tomato paste.

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Billy 7 years ago

There are so many Muslims here that celebrate Ramadan but who are not Emirati. Would be nice if they were included in this initiative as well.

True Muslim 7 years ago

I totally agree with Billy. Let all Muslims enjoy this. After all Ramadan is for all Muslims.

Ahmed 7 years ago

Their obligation is to take care of their citizens, not guests to this nation. The mosques will have free meals served during Ramadan for your benefit.

leo50 7 years ago

I guess there has to be a limit somewhere, and charity should commence at home.

Human Being 7 years ago

If anyone knows of a place, a fund or a website where people with good hearts can contribute to muslims that have NOTHING during Ramadan, please post it here.

Mick 7 years ago

This articles says so much.
Everyone EXCEPT nationals are the ones having trouble affording food. Even one of those "deal" websites have an offer where you can purchase 2 for 1 meals for those without food during Ramadan. Really unfortunate. You'd never see, in the UK or the U.S or Germany or Japan or Australia or Africa or India, a government mandate saying that people of ONLY indigenous nationality can get discounts during Ramadan or Christmas or Diwali etc. Can you imagine this happening anywhere else in the world?

Mad 7 years ago

Surprising how human beings are classified here. by nationality, race, religion ... too baddd...