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Last Minute Pumpkin Tip

For those of you not willing to pay over 100 AED for your Halloween pumpkin, there is a solution!  Head over to the Fruit  & Vegetable Market in Ras Al Khor right off Emirates Road.  I ventured there this morning on a hunt to find an affordable pumpkin to carve with my children.  While I did not find the standard bright orange Jack O Lantern pumpkins, I did manage to find rather large pumpkins of a lighter orange shade – totally carve worthy.  The best part – the price – a mere 3 dhs/kg!  I kid you not.  After having visited several supermarkets and realizing I would have to shell out a good 25-30 dhs/kg, this price blew me off my feet. I left there with 2 large pumpkins ans a small one for a total of only 20 dirhams!

Even though this is very last minute, the market had a massive quantity of pumpkins, so it is guaranteed that you will have one if you make the trek!

How to get to the Fruit & Vegetable Market.

  • Take the 311 (Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road) towards Sharjah
  • Cross the 66 (Silcon Oasis on your right)
  • Take the exit for the 67 (Manama Road) and follow the brown signs indicating the Fruit & Vegetable Market.
  • Once on Manama Road, heading towards Dubai, turn right at the first light.
  • After a few lights, you will see the Union Coop Society Hypermarket on your right.  Take a right and park there, as it the ideal spot for parking.
  • The market will be across the street from the Co-op.


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Men with trolleys will be there to assist you with your purchases for a 5 dhs fee.



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