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UAE sees high fuel prices after becoming accustomed to cheap gas
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Gas prices have spiked in the United Arab Emirates since the beginning of this year, prompting long lines outside gas stations on the eve of price hikes each month.
This comes after people in the region have come to expect cheap gas prices, as that had been the case in recent years.
Fuel prices in the major OPEC producer have soared over 70% since February, which has brought on complaints from Emiratis who receive life-long welfare. The uptick has also pushed the government to boost social spending for low-wage residents.
The UAE easing fuel subsidies in 2015, a move that costed the government billions of dollars, had the region's oil prices drop.
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