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Coronavirus impact: Prices of dry fruits, veggies from Iran likely to rise in UAE

Dubai: Prices of food items from Iran such as pistachio, saffron, raisins, fresh fruits, dates, vegetables and other imports are likely to rise in the near term, say local retailers. Amid Covid-19-related tightening of cross-border travels and news of Dubai canceling flights to and from Iran – local Iranian Dried Fruits & Nuts retailers are said to be stocking up on food imports from the country as they fear this may affect the flow of goods in the near term.

“At the moment we are still receiving food shipments from Iran,” Mehdi Kaha Bazi, an Iranian trader who runs a retail shop in Al Ras, Dubai. “But we don’t know how long this will continue.”

“With Ramadan coming up and the demand for dry fruits soaring, we (local Iranian retailers) in UAE are stocking up on dry fruit and other food items that are popular in UAE from Iran. We have to ensure there is enough supply for the next few months especially during Ramadan,” said Bazi added.

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