Residents of Dubai, we need your help!!
As with any city, residents in Dubai waste far too much money on things they dont need and save far too little.
A survey carried out by yallacompare suggested 30% of UAE residents dont save a single dirham….
To solve this we want your top tips for saving money in the UAE…
- It could be stopping the posh coffees in favour of the free office coffee.
- Maybe you started shopping at a new supermarket which is cheaper then others.
- Maybe you moved credit card balance from one credit card to another and saved thousands of dirhams a year.
- Maybe you moved house.
- Maybe you started using the free beaches rather than paying for hotel access.
- or maybe, just maybe you stopped buying organic fruit and started taking home the odd apple from the office… (we’ve all done it..)
Whether you saved AED10 or AED10,000, we want to hear about it!
Register, share your money saving tips and wait for the votes..
If your get the highest votes on our forum you’ll win a AED 300 voucher for MOE!
One of the ways I saved (not much.. but was a starting) was to switch to a good cash back credit card. I try and do all my purchases on the same card and have ended up saving almost 2000 AED/year.
Download The Entertainer App! The Entertainer is full of exciting Buy One Get One Free offers for restaurants, beauty salons, health & fitness, leisure activities and many more. If you go out regularly, it is worth buying these to save money on various deals. I save around 700 AED monthly by using this app.
*Look for a living space which consumes only a 50% of your income, spend 30% on bills and other consumptions, rest 20% SAVE.
*Use installment plans to make partial payments from your salary, thus saving money each month would be easier and without any compromise.
* More usage of Coupons/Vouchers will help save a large amount of money.
*Budgeting is an important factor.
*Avoid expensive coffee shops, as there are many options of coffee/tea on a cheaper price.
*Make use of websites like Zomato, which help you preplan your dinner/lunch by checking out the menu in advance.
*Get involved in Group committees which will help to obtain an amount of money on yearly basis other than your income.
Shift your shopping from high end markets to regular less expensive marts like you can get 80% of your regular weekly shopping items at any Carrefour at a considerably lower price than Waitrose. .Also, consider shifting your fruit and vegetable shopping to places like Union Co-Op in Dubai, Sharjah Co-Op in Sharjah and Ajman Al Manama ,LuLu hypermarket. Buy your fish from the fish markets in Dubai and Sharjah ports.Its cheap and fresh from the boat.