Good news! Fuel prices in the UAE are staying relatively flat for August, the country’s Ministry of Energy and Industry has announced.
Okay, fuel prices haven’t gone down, and there has been a very slight increase, but it’s unlikely you’ll notice the price bump when filling up your car.
Here’s what we mean: Super 98 will be 1 fil-per-litre more expensive in August than it was in July, costing AED 2.57 per litre instead of AED 2.56. It’s the same story with Special 95, which will cost AED 2.46 per litre versus July’s price of AED 2.45.
So, if you’ve got a car with a 70-litre fuel tank, it’ll only be 70 fils more expensive to fill up in August than it was in July.
And if you drive a diesel-powered vehicle, you’re actually going to save a bit of money on fuel in August – prices have dropped from AED 2.66 per litre in July to AED 2.63 per litre in August.
Naturally, all of these prices are inclusive of VAT.
And although fuel prices have gone up slightly for August, they’re still not as high as the prices we saw in June, which recorded the UAE’s highest-ever fuel rates.