How would you describe the availability and cost of groceries and household supplies relative to your home country?

A bit more expensive but if you shop around you learn which grocery chains carry cheaper produce/items. - Dec 2016

All goods are available in Dubai. 15 percent more expensive than in the U.S. - Jul 2013

Everything is available but more expensive than in the USA - Aug 2011

You can get everything for a price. Fresh food does not last long and can even be starting to turn before you get it home. Prices vary, you can get cheaper options in local supermarkets or the more western supermarkets have everything that's familiar but it costs more. Products are not always readily avialable and some things can just disappear of shelves for months inexplicably before you see them again. - Jan 2011

Again, you can get just about anything, for a price, including locally-produced organic foods. We spend a small fortune on fresh fruits and veggies from the local grocery stores (17-29 AED/Kg for grapes or melons or peaches) A bag of baby spinach runs about 32AED. 4 liters of long-shelf-life milk: 14 AED. Household supplies are readily available and range in price greatly due to manufacturer. Many western brands are available, as are cheaper local and South Asian products. - Sep 2009

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