Prices are high, but we live in a hol­i­day re­sort

7 Days in Dubai - - DEAR 7 DAYS -

It’s ab­so­lutely true – ‘Food and drink prices are too high’ (Let­ters, Oct 17), but we live in a hol­i­day re­sort and as such are be­ing charged tourist prices. There’s a high level of prof­i­teer­ing from re­tail and leisure out­lets. That said drinks are al­ways glob­ally a money maker for es­tab­lish­ments. That said, pric­ing for gro­ceries due to im­por­ta­tion and lack of lo­cal pro­duc­tion will al­ways be the case un­less gov­ern­ments push lo­cal pro­duc­tion or re­duce im­por­ta­tion taxes. Things do need to change, but I re­ally doubt its go­ing to be in our life­times, greed is the dom­i­nant force at hand. Ex­patDXB Dubai

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