Khaleej Times

24-hour sale at Yas Mall a big hit

- reporters@khaleejtim­

ABU DHABI — All roads led to Yas Mall on Sunday as the mall’s 24 hours Mega Sale on Eid Al Fitr was the first of its kind in Abu Dhabi.

The 24-hour sale, being open till 10am today, across 340 outlets indeed left many of Capital’s shopaholic­s sleepless. “I am planning to shop all night. We are here to shop till we drop, literally,” said Rochett, Filipino expat.

Joseph George, an Indian father of three, said he wanted to make the best out of the sale as they are getting ready for a family trip in India this summer. By 12pm, all the roads leading to parking at as Mall were clogged with vehicles, and the parking lots were already full by 11am.

“I expected the rush and hence came here early. But I took me more than an hour to get into the parking,” said Habib Joukhadar, an Abu Dhabi resident.

“This is like a dream come true for me. I have just moved my house, and the sale in Ikea has come as perfect timing,” said Jennifer, a Filipino expat.

However, some residents were also complainin­g about how shops were misleading them with part sale. “Some shops have announced 70 or 90 per cent sale. But only small section in the shop has such massive discounts. Rest is all going on 20 or 30 per cent,” said K. Balooshi, a resident.

Another shopper said the long lines at the billing counters and mad rush is not worth all the trouble. “I tried shopping at a few outlets. But I don’t have the patience to wait for so long for a small discount,” said Varsha Prakash, an Indian housewife.

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