A higher budget comparing last year will be allocated towards Ramadan-based initiatives, including a 19-item package being sold at a 30% discount, the Abu Dhabi Co-Operative Society announced last 12th May, 2018. Selling at Dh99 instead of its Dh142 value, and another premium option at Dh199 instead of Dh284, the Ramadan Basket will include a number of items such as flour, rice, sugar, dates, pasta, cooking oil, milk and Vimto, among others. Mr. Bejoy Thomas Pulickel, COO of the Abu Dhabi Co-Operative Society, said: “Giving way to the on-going observance of Ramdan, soon people will turn their attention to the Eid al-Fitr or the end of Ramadan season. One of the many great traditions in Abu Dhabi Coop is the Ramadan Baskets which are offered by our stores for those consumers looking for easy-pick grocery or as perfect gift idea to relatives and friends to celebrate Eid-al Fitr; Indeed, a timely, bountiful, gift of love. “Abu Dhabi Coop has been loading certain items earlier this year to ensure that we do not run out of items for the holy month.” Pulickel added. With discounts reaching up to 50% on some items, and 200 food articles being sold at fixed prices throughout the year, Abu Dhabi Coop has allocated a higher budget for Ramadan deals this year. Abu Dhabi Coop will have 50 branches by the end of the year, including SPAR and Megamart branches which have opened outside Abu Dhabi.