Saturday, August 29, 2009

Jeddah - shopping during Ramadan

The shopping mall next to the hotel opened in the afternoon. I went into the supermarket to buy a few drinks and snacks. There was no staff at the checkout counters. Some customers, who had done their shopping, were waiting at the counter.

I learned that the counters were closed for 15 minutes, while the staff went for their prayers. They returned back later, and it became busy again. The customer told me that this would happen three times each day (even outside of Ramadan).

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