Your local supermarket is about to completely change!
Your favourite corner shop, that you nip to most days will be getting a makeover. As well as the 2,999 other stores just like it, to meet the new standards of the Department of Economic Development.
These new standards will be made to meet health, hygiene and general safety requirements. Although your local mini-mart will still be privately owned, the interior and exterior of all the stores in Dubai will be practically identical.
The new criteria will have all stores have the same colour scheme, shelving units, storage areas and even lighting, as well as exterior signage being similar with an added logo signalling the store has met the new requirements.
All the stores are expected to be refurbished by the middle of 2018.