Major supermarkets in Dubai will provide space for suppliers to sell basic commodities to people in an initiative aimed at maintaining the price of goods amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Space will be provided for free for a period of two months and will save suppliers approximately 47 million UAE dirhams.
“The announcement helps ensure the community’s demand for food supplies can be met over the long term, a major focus of the government. Despite the increased demand caused by people stocking up on food items, all authorities have stressed that there will be no disruption in the availability of supplies in the market,” Dubai Media Office said.
It also acknowledged the key role of supermarkets and retailers in securing food supply to the residents of Dubai.