Shopping malls extend business hours in Oman

Energy Tuesday 20/June/2017 20:35 PM
By: Times News Service
Shopping malls extend business hours in Oman

Muscat: Business hours at malls in the city have been extended by one hour and shops will remain open until 1am.
The City Centre Muscat and City Centre Qurum, Majid Al Futtaim’s shopping and lifestyle destinations in the Sultanate, are inviting residents and tourists to join the last week of Ramadan festivities by participating in traditional activities at the malls.
There is a special Ramadan programme with entertainers dressed in traditional costume to greet visitors with a fruity Jallab and tamarind juice, a popular Iftar drink.
“The malls are open until 12 midnight daily and until 1am during the last week of Ramadan,” said Husam Al Mandhari, Senior Mall Manager, City Centre Muscat, in a statement on Tuesday.
Visitors will be enthralled by Tanoura dancers, who will showcase folkloric dance that is inspired by Dervishes and Sufi music every day until next week.
There will be three 15-minute shows at City Centre Muscat and City Centre Qurum as per the schedule.
Storytelling sessions
Watfa Humaid Al Harthy, Senior Mall Manager, City Centre Qurum, said visitors can also enjoy folklore and sagas as told by a Hakawati, a storyteller who will highlight the importance of oral history.
There will be three 20-minute sessions every day at City Centre Qurum.Visitors will also have an opportunity to take photos with the Hakawati.
As part of Majid Al Futtaim’s ‘Make a Difference’ Ramadan campaign, visitors are also encouraged to donate to families in need by dropping off toys, clothes and books at the collection boxes in the malls.
The donations will go towards supporting Omani non-profit Dar Al Atta’a. The organisation works to improve the lives of underprivileged people in the Sultanate.