- Middle East Business News
Wednesday, 30 September 2020 11:11 UAE time


The Arabian Business Retail Trends Data, published here in association with Datamonitor as part of its Recession and Recovery research, shows how consumers in the UAE and Saudi Arabia have changed their shopping habits amid the global credit crunch.

The statistics, which start in May and will update on a monthly basis, show shoppers’ changing behaviour related to the following questions:

1. How many limit the amount of shopping trips
2. How many have cut back on non-essentials
3. How many buy cheaper brands

The monthly sample size is approximately 320 respondents. 

This equates to slightly more than 3,800 interviews annually (per country) or 7,600 interviews for the UAE and Saudi Arabia combined. For more information about Datamonitor, visit and please email This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it for MENA related queries

Limit the amount of shopping trips Cut back on non-essentials Buy cheaper brands

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