Dubai 24-hour shopping has mixed impact in Eid

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Source:  http://www.zawya.com

Dubai: Dubai’s Eid al Adha round the clock shopping has generated a roaring trade for food and beverage outlets in Dubai Mall while some retailers complain of stores being “dead”.

Several shopping centres in Dubai including Mall of the Emirates, Deira City Centre, and Dubai Mall, have been open since 10am Tuesday with some continuing to remain open until 3am Friday.

The “24-hour” Eid al Adha shopping, now in its second year, gives shoppers and outlets ample opportunity for purchases and sales over the holiday period.

Unlike last year when round the clock trading took place over three consecutive weekends it is only for this week this year.

Ashish Panjabi, Chief Operating Office at electronics retailer Jacky’s, said the time of Eid al Adha and 24-hour shopping had boosted the usual post Gitex shopper lump. More info