In my opinion the best value for money is at Lulu Hypermarket (there is one huge in Barsha behind Mall of Emirates, that you can see easily from Umm Suqeim Road): I also find there a lot of imports at a reasonable price. I like also that is convenient to go there because there is only the supermarket (and some small shop) in the building so you don't face the huge queues and parking problems typical of the popular malls on weekends.I'm new here and would like to know wuich supermarket is recommended by people from the forum.
i concur. although freshness is less of a concern than hygiene when it comes to carrefour. between the hands all over the food, people "tasting" the fresh produce and items falling on that soupy fish floor, i generally try to steer clear of the fresh stuff. things in sealed wrapping are the best option./snip
is there some kind of minimum purchase on the greens there? it's a bit of a trek for me, but i've heard people doing a veg pool if one of them is going that way. i might just start something along those lines myself...Forget supermarkets, go to the fruit and vegetable market. Better quality, more quantity and cheaper than any supermarket in dubai. It's even fun bartering with the stal, owners. We save about 70% on fruit and veg... Can't comment on meat as I don't eat the stuff.
Some stall owners sell by kilo, by box, by bunch etc... So its worth pausing and seeing how much your paying for what your getting. Key is to ask the price, tell them no and reduce the cost by 30% and work your way up. Remember there are 100's of stalls so don't feel the pressure of having to buy. Pooling is a great idea as there is only a limited time frame 100 fresh red tomatoes is going to last you Greens are quite good as they are typically 1 AED per bunch (kale, spinach, parsley etc...)murraybiscuit said:is there some kind of minimum purchase on the greens there? it's a bit of a trek for me, but i've heard people doing a veg pool if one of them is going that way. i might just start something along those lines myself...
what's the best time to go there?