Last week I bought a pumpkin at the petrol station in Monmouth, South Wales, to carve with and for my 5 year old niece. It cost £3.
When we lived in South Africa, I carved butternut squashes for Halloween as Pumpkins were difficult to find. Last year I was in South Africa for Halloween so I had no idea if they sold Pumpkins in Dubai, so I was very excited to see that they did and I wanted to buy one to put on the gate to let the local children know I had sweets to give away. however at £5 per kilo, it meant the pumpkin I chose would've cost me £25.
So I bought a melon to carve, I've carved them before and pomelo's as well as other fruit and veg and at least I'll eat the melon and it was LIGHTer on my wallet.