Did Dubai's 3 Day Super Sale live up to its hype?
Shoppers definitely seemed to think so, as malls were jam-packed all weekend. Mall parking areas were reportedly full as early as Friday mid-morning. Dubai Police tweeted that there were traffic jams around the Financial Centre area and roads leading to The Dubai Mall, The Mall of the Emirates, and Mirdiff City Centre, reports Khaleej Times. Taxi queues and metro carriages were chockful of commuters, all looking to avail the discounts.
Things got a little out of hand it seems, as Gulf News reported that a number of mall parkings had been closed due to the sheer volume of shoppers. Brigadier Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, director of Traffic Department at Dubai Police closed the entrances to Dubai Mall, Mirdif City Centre and Mall of the Emirates from 4pm.
“We closed the entrances because the parking lots in those malls were totally full,” Brigadier Al Mazroui said. He also urged people to take taxis to the malls instead of driving.
“There are alternative parking lots around the malls and our officers are diverting the traffic to them. The gates will remain closed until the visitors leave the malls,” he added.
As reported earlier, the 3 Day Super Sale is now going to be a Dubai fixture, along with the National Day sale weekend. Stores had discounts of up to 90 percent, but were they worth it?
Let us know if you were brave enough to head to the mall this weekend, these sales surely weren't for the faint of heart!