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Old Nov 12th 2008, 3:48 am
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How come everything seems to have risen in price by at least 20% in the last 12 months, even my Time Out magazine. Cheese has almost doubled in price too. Yesterday we paid 20% more for our daughter's medical treatment (poor Jasmine has tonsilitis). Today I learn from Gulf News that the price of Global Village is going to rise by 100% from last year. How on earth can hard working folk afford to pay the massive sum of AED10 to gain entry?
Before BC or anybody else complains, I am only joking about the entry fee being too much, but maybe a poor family with 4-5 kids will struggle?
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Old Nov 12th 2008, 4:11 am
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It does seem a bit of a joke lately. The economy is slowing down, the AED is stronger against the pound and European currencies yet imported goods from these areas have risen.

Bunch of crooks one and all.
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It does seem a bit of a joke lately. The economy is slowing down, the AED is stronger against the pound and European currencies yet imported goods from these areas have risen.

Bunch of crooks one and all.
Yeah, I paid the equivalent of 3 quid for a cucumber the other day in Spinneys. Ridiculous. I guess the way to go is to buy locally-produced produce.

But you are right, given the Dhiram's strength against the pound, things should be getting cheaper, not dearer.
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How come everything seems to have risen in price by at least 20% in the last 12 months, even my Time Out magazine. Cheese has almost doubled in price too. Yesterday we paid 20% more for our daughter's medical treatment (poor Jasmine has tonsilitis). Today I learn from Gulf News that the price of Global Village is going to rise by 100% from last year. How on earth can hard working folk afford to pay the massive sum of AED10 to gain entry?
Before BC or anybody else complains, I am only joking about the entry fee being too much, but maybe a poor family with 4-5 kids will struggle?
aye lots of things are going right up for sure mate, but if the rents stayed as they are we'd all be ok.
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Yeah, I paid the equivalent of 3 quid for a cucumber the other day in Spinneys. Ridiculous. I guess the way to go is to buy locally-produced produce.

But you are right, given the Dhiram's strength against the pound, things should be getting cheaper, not dearer.
any 'air freight' fruit and veg cost teh earth, without checking I paid a fiver for some belgian strawberries a while ago. Eek!
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best one I've found so far is Organix brand cereal bars for babies in our local supermarket - 54 AED for, wait for it 6 bars! Nearly a tenner whereas in the uk it's about £2.

Cheaper to make my own...

Saying that, food prices have risen by 10-20% in the Uk too over the past year or so.

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I have really cut down on food shopping, getting too expensive for the luxury stuff. We keep to basics, meat and veg with the odd treat thrown in.
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Time to start making those bread puddings again! Does anyone know if you can get mixed spice here, or do you have to make up your own?
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Time to start making those bread puddings again! Does anyone know if you can get mixed spice here, or do you have to make up your own?
I think you can get it here
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Yeah, I paid the equivalent of 3 quid for a cucumber the other day in Spinneys. Ridiculous. I guess the way to go is to buy locally-produced produce.

But you are right, given the Dhiram's strength against the pound, things should be getting cheaper, not dearer.
Locally produced? So your diet will consist of dates, Hammour and camel milk?

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Locally produced? So your diet will consist of dates, Hammour and camel milk?

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Nonsense, Norm............

Here in the Magic Kingdom, there are amazing farms growing everything from tomatoes to turnips. The dairy products are superb (the farms are spotless), and the cattle eevntually become very tasty meat indeed.
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Nonsense, Norm............

Here in the Magic Kingdom, there are amazing farms growing everything from tomatoes to turnips. The dairy products are superb (the farms are spotless), and the cattle eevntually become very tasty meat indeed.
..still prefer vegie produce from Holland or Australia than from Middle East countries...don't like the idea of watering with recycled but treated sewage effluent !!
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Locally produced? So your diet will consist of dates, Hammour and camel milk?

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Yeah, basically
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It's out of control. When I first joined British Expats, a forum for, erm, British Expats, it was free! Now....
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