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Dubai: Wondering which day of the week would be best to pick up fruits at a cheaper-than-usual rate? A study of prices over the last two months showed that the cost of all fruits got cheaper towards the end of the week, making weekend an ideal time to go shopping for fruits!

A trend was observed wherein the price of bananas started getting cheaper around mid-week and the cheapest during the weekend, so did oranges. The per-kilogram cost of lemons stayed largely in check the past few months. So, that would be good news for those who are looking for cost-effective days to shop for citric fruits! A similar pattern arose when analysing the cost of apples and lime, which fell slightly towards the end of the week and got comparatively pricier at the start of the week, particularly Sunday and Monday.

Keep in mind that, as always, the prices did not differ starkly and during most of August and September, the cost of fruits like bananas, apples, and citric fruits like oranges, lemon and lime, all on average stayed largely in check. However, for those fruits that fluctuated, namely bananas, oranges and apples, prices were seen higher at the start of the week on Sunday and it got cheaper towards the end of the week. Again, proving that the weekend is a great time to shop for fruits!

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When it comes to vegetables, prices of items like tomatoes, potatoes, cucumbers and lettuce were mostly seen dropping mid-week in the last twelve weeks, or two months.

The cost of onions, another common household staple, which laregly stayed the same all through last month at Dh1.9 per-kilogram, saw prices spiking to about Dh3 mid-week, before stabilising by the end of the week, which would be received as good news for people looking to plan their grocery costs ahead. During the months of August and September, ​the cost of most vegetables spiked at the start of the week, backing a pattern that mid-week is the perfect time to get some vegetables shopping done!