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Prices of different varieties of beef have remained unchanged for several weeks at a stretch in Dubai. Photo used for illustrative purpose only. Image Credit: Gulf News Archives

Dubai: Are you someone who stocks the kitchen with a week’s worth of grocery supplies? Then, you must be informed that prices of different fish varieties have gone up. The price of 1kg hammour has increased from Dh46.9 on June 11 to Dh49.9 on June 14.

Similarly, the price of 1kg salmon now stands at Dh47.9 compared to Dh44.9 on June 11. Seabass fish and sea bream fish have also seen an increase in costs over the weekend. Why not make do with some chicken instead? While prices of fresh chicken have remained unchanged, that of frozen chicken has dropped marginally. Opt for a healthy dinner tonight and grill some chicken.

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Price of 1kg salmon in Dubai today

Most residents in Dubai are coping with cuts to their salaries imposed as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. Therefore, savings in any form, especially groceries, will be welcomed by most in the emirate.

Prices of cucumbers too seem to be headed north, with 1kg now costing Dh4.7 compared to Dh3.5 before the weekend. If you are cost-conscious, your salad can do without some cucumbers tonight.

Meanwhile, prices of tomatoes and potatoes have dropped over the weekend. Why not make some creamy tomato gnocchi soup for dinner today? Or just add some spices and bake the potatoes and tomatoes instead.

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These trends came to light as we tracked the prices of essential household items in Dubai. We will bring you a price basket of commonly used goods in Dubai on a regular basis. It will list the minimum and maximum price for household groceries, including rice, bread, cooking oil, meat, poultry, fish, milk, eggs, water, salt, sugar, fruits and vegetables and hygiene essentials such as sanitisers and face masks.

You can use it as a budgeting tool to track your expenditure and avoid being overcharged in a grocery store or supermarket in Dubai.

June 14 price monitor
Families with children will be relieved to know that milk prices have remained unchanged for weeks together in Dubai. Image Credit: Gulf News Archives
June 14 price monitor
Add generous servings of extra virgin olive oil over your hummous as prices have remained stable. Image Credit: Gulf News Archives
June 14 price monitor
Skip rice and make pasta for dinner tonight. Prices of pasta have been in a steady range. Image Credit: Gulf News Archives
June 14 price monitor
You can add some extra sugar in your coffee. Prices have been in check. Image Credit: Gulf News Archives
June 14 price monitor
If you love dates, whip up a good milkshake. Date prices have remained unchanged for weeks together. Image Credit: Gulf News Archives
June 14 price monitor
Make omelettes for dinner tonight. Egg prices have been in a steady range from May. Image Credit: Gulf News Archives
June 14 price monitor
Fish prices in Dubai have been on an upward curve over the weekend. Image Credit: Gulf News Archives
June 14 price monitor
If you are a sea food lover, buy shrimps since prices have been unchanged. Image Credit: Gulf News Archives
June 14 price monitor
The prices of different varieties of beef in Dubai have not changed. Image Credit: Gulf News Archives
June 14 price monitor
In a mood to barbecue meat this week? Go ahead since lamb prices have been kept in check in Dubai. Image Credit: Gulf News Archives
June 14 price monitor
Stock up bread and make sandwiches. Bakery product prices are unchanged. Image Credit: Gulf News Archives
June 14 price monitor
Add bananas to your daily dose of fruits. Prices of bananas have not increased in the past few days. Image Credit: Gulf News Archives
June 14 price monitor
Puree some tomatoes today. Prices of tomatoes have decreased over the weekend. Image Credit: Gulf News Archives
June 14 price monitor
Buy lettuce for your salad. The green leafy vegetable has seen stable prices. Image Credit: Gulf News Archives
June 14 price monitor
An essential item in COVID-19 times, the face mask has seen its prices kept under control now. Image Credit: Gulf News Archives
June 14 price monitor
Consumers in Abu Dhabi can check grocery prices against a Price Monitor. Image Credit: Gulf News Archives
June 14 price monitor
There are channels for consumers to report price hikes in Sharjah. Image Credit: Gulf News Archives
June 14 price monitor
Ajman and Fujairah have made provisions for consumers to report unfair price hikes. Image Credit: Gulf News Archives
June 14 price monitor
Consumers in Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah can report unfair price hikes to authorities. Image Credit: Gulf News Archives