Time to grill some shrimp this weekend? What day of the week is the most cost-effective to buy the seafood item? Image Credit: Francois Nel/Gulf News

Dubai: To know which day of the week would be ideal to pick up seafood at a lesser-than-usual cost, analysis show that it's mostly on every Wednesday and Thursday that prices drop. A study of prices over the last three months proved that the cost of fish and shrimp were seen higher during the start of the week too.

The price of all seafood variants, be it Seabass, Hamour, Kingfish, Salmon, Sea Bream or small-sized shrimp, was seen dropping halfway through the week over the past fifteen weeks. So, that would be good news for those seafood-lovers who were looking for cost-effective days to shop!

Moreover, when analysing prices, it was also observed that the days prices largely stayed consistantly high was the start of the week, particularly Monday and at times on Sunday - so it might be safe to avoid stocking up on seafood soon after the weekend, if you want to take it easy on your pocket and your day-to-day routine finances.

Current per-kilogram prices of every variant of fish and shrimp that is available in the market:

As of November 12, among fish variants, Seabass costs Dh33.9 per kilogram and Hamour was priced at Dh55. On the other hand, Kingfish and Salmon were both priced at Dh29.9. A kilo of Sea Bream costs Dh27.9, while small-sized shrimp was currently cheaply priced at Dh19.9.