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What can you buy in a supermarket in Dubai?

Bristol
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What can you buy in a supermarket in Dubai?

This may seem a silly question and apologies for this but this time in going to Dibai we are staying in an apartment (Hilton Jumeirah Residences) and there is mention in TA reviews of a nearby supermarket and so were wondering whether it sells things like bread and cheese, vegetables etc that we can use for lunches?

Any tips gratefully received.

Thanks

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1. Re: What can you buy in a supermarket in Dubai?

There are a couple of supermarkets fairly close by (Waitrose being one and Spinneys, which sells many Waitrose products being another, and these both have pork sections - so you could buy ham for sandwiches, salami, bacon etc). Both have on site bakeries for bread and deli counters for cheese etc. Or, there's a Carrefour at Mall of the Emirates which is a hypermarket where you could get everything you need, apart from pork products, and also has a bakery, deli and cheese counters, fresh fish counters etc.

Supermarkets in Dubai generally aren't any different to those anywhere else in the world ... everybody needs to buy food, cleaning products, etc - the only difference is whether or not they will sell pork products. Some do and some don't in Dubai.

Sorry, I don't want to appear rude but, since you've been to Dubai before, why would you not expect supermarkets in Dubai to stock basic day-to-day essentials such as the items you mention above?

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2. Re: What can you buy in a supermarket in Dubai?

Thank you and you're right, dumb question. Call it Friday night and end of a long week and brain not really functioning!

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3. Re: What can you buy in a supermarket in Dubai?

If you staying at the Hilton Jumeirah Residence, than the closet supermarkets will be "Al Maya".. ask for them and you will get directions easily. Spinneys, Waitrose and Carrefour have wider variety, but are far off. Al Maya would be in walking distance and should be able to meet your basis requirements.

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4. Re: What can you buy in a supermarket in Dubai?

Are you able to buy wines or beers at the supermarkets

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5. Re: What can you buy in a supermarket in Dubai?

No you can't buy alcohol at a supermarket. You need to get them in arrivals at the airport. 4 bottles per person of anything.

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6. Re: What can you buy in a supermarket in Dubai?

thanks daisy for such a prompt response - I just wasn't sure

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7. Re: What can you buy in a supermarket in Dubai?

Actually it's 4 litres. If you are a wine drinker, that's five bottles ;).

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