UAE fuel prices will rise by an average of 2% in October, according to the latest advice from the country’s UAE Fuel Price Committee.
While that sounds like a sizeable increase, those driving petrol-powered cars are unlikely to see much of a month-on-month difference in prices at the pumps.
Super 98 will cost AED 2.61 per litre in October, up just 0.7% from September’s price of AED 2.59 per litre.
And Special 95 is up just 0.8%, from AED 2.48 per litre to AED 2.50 per litre. As a result, the increase should only amount to a few dirhams when filling up your car.
However, drivers of diesel vehicles are in for significantly higher fuel costs than they were in September. The price has shot up from AED 2.64 per litre to AED 2.76 – an increase of 4.5%.
While the price increases have been gradual over the last few months, UAE petrol prices are now just a couple of fils off the all-time highs that we saw in June. And indeed, diesel is now more expensive than it was in June.