Malls in Dubai to open for 24 hours during Eid Al Adha

Eid Al Adha, also known as “the big Eid”, is expected to start on October 26 but festivities will not wait until that day. The Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, announced on a few days ago that shopping malls would be open 24 hours and the Eid in Dubai shopping festival is expected to last from October 18-28, with Eid Al Adha on October 26.

Sheikh Mohammed, quoted from The National:

We welcome our brothers and sisters from the Gulf region and across the world to experience the hospitality and unique cultural experiences that Dubai will offer this Eid.

It’s a given fact that most of the local population and tourists from neighboring Gulf states usually prefer shopping at night,  with mall visits tend to be after 10pm. So yay for them, I guess.

{I secretly wish though that instead of declaring a 24 hour shopping marathon, we lowly workers get an extra day off? Just sayin’!}

So…what will shopping at 4am look like? I won’t know because surely, I won’t be there.

The Dubai Mall confirmed it will remain open for 24 hours on Thursdays and Fridays. But on weekdays, retail will open only until 1am, food and beverage until 3am, and cinemas until the last screenings.

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