Shopping malls in Dubai will remain open for 24 hours for the "Eid in Dubai" celebrations, according to organizers.
His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has announced that "Eid in Dubai", the family shopping, leisure and entertainment extravaganza hosted by the city to coincide with Eid Al Adha celebrations, will be extended to two weeks.
The originally planned 4 day celebration organised by the Dubai Events and Promotions Establishment, will start on October 18 with all participating shopping malls to be operational 24 hours a day.
Shaikh Mohammad said: "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. Families are the building blocks of our society, and we want even more of them to enjoy the celebratory spirit of Eid here in Dubai."