Dubai 48-hour Eid shopping festival draws mixed reactions from mall staff


By Wafa issa

DUBAI // Mall staff are having mixed reactions to the prospect of working around the clock as the emirate gears up for the start of another 48-hour shopping bonanza.

Mall of the Emirates, Deira City Centre, Mirdif City Centre, Dubai Mall, Dubai Festival City Mall, Arabian Centre, Oasis Centre and Lamcy Plaza will be open from 10am on Tuesday until 3am on Thursday as part of the Eid Al Adha shopping festival.

The event, in its second year, was launched by the Dubai Government to boost tourism and sales over the holiday period.

Megh Bds Khadka, who works on a clothing stall in Festival City, said he would only be happy if the extra working hours meant extra sales. More info