If you’re planning a grocery haul this weekend, then check out the new branch of VIVA, UAE’s no-frills supermarkets.
Words by Aroma Kumar
Now that the VAT is a part of our daily spend, the opening of a new branch of VIVA supermarkets is good news for the residents of the busy Al Barsha neighbourhood.
VIVA, which opened its first branch in February 2018, aims to cut down grocery costs by at least 30 per cent compared to other retailers. Deals we’ve spotted include 30 eggs for AED 9.95 and shower gel for under AED 4.
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The Al Barsha is one of eight VIVA stores across Sharjah, Dubai and Ajman. Find it near Cassells Al Barsha Hotel, conveniently next to Sharaf DG metro station.
It’s owned by the Landmark Group, which possesses Home Centre, Splash, Babyshop and Centrepoint. Most of the products there will be on sale under Landmark’s own brand, similar to European deep discount stores like Aldi and Lidl. We’re promised prices could be 30 per cent cheaper than other food retailers and a home delivery service could be introduced too. Deals we’ve spotted so far include 30 eggs for AED 9.95 and shower gel for under AED 4.
As people become more conscious of their spending after VAT being introduced, it seems the perfect time to help shoppers slash their weekly grocery bill.
VIVA Al Barsha 1, Saturday to Wednesday: 8.30am-12am; Thursday & Friday: 8.30am-1am. 04 379 9595. Find locations of all the stores and more special offers at www.myviva.com