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City Centre Muscat and City Centre Qurum celebrate the Holy Month

Jun 11, 2017

City Centre Muscat and City Centre Qurum – Majid Al Futtaim’s malls in Oman – are marking Ramadan with festive decorations, philanthropy and extended opening hours.

  • Shoppers donate to ‘Make a Difference’ campaign in aid of Dar Al Atta’a
  • City Centre malls open until 12 midnight daily and 1am during the last week of Ramadan
  • Visitors offered guidance on Holy Month etiquette

City Centre Muscat and City Centre Qurum – Majid Al Futtaim’s malls in Oman – are marking Ramadan with festive decorations, philanthropy and extended opening hours.

THE SEASON OF GIVING

In the true spirit of the Holy Month, the shopping centres are taking part in Majid Al Futtaim’s ‘Make a Difference’ campaign, which supports Omani non-profit Dar Al Atta’a. This organisation works to improve the lives of underprivileged people in the Sultanate, facilitating giving through positive and constructive partnerships with donors and those in need.

“The Holy Month of Ramadan is about embracing the values of giving,” said Husam Al Mandhari, Senior Mall Manager of City Centre Muscat.
“Ramadan is a time to reflect on the lives of those who are less fortunate than ourselves. We are delighted to partner with Dar Al Atta’a to promote the spirit of unity and compassion among community members.”

Visitors are being encouraged to donate everyday essentials to families in need at designated collection points within the shopping centres. Suitable items to give away include new and gently used clothing, books, toys and dried food.

Watfa Humaid Al Harthy, Senior Mall Manager of City Centre Qurum, said: “City Centre Qurum and City Centre Muscat collected many thousands of items in 2016. We hope to build on this success this year and to continue to spread the message that Ramadan is a time of giving.”

At least 13,000 people contributed to ‘Make a Difference’ campaign last year, donating more than 63,000 books, heaps of clothes and 46,500 toys. Majid Al Futtaim also received OMR 32,674 (USD 84,868) in cash donations from customers. Members of the public can follow the campaign via the malls’ social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn by using the #ShareTogether hashtag. The fundraising drive will end on Eid Al Fitr, which this year will start on 25 June.

EXTENDED OPENING HOURS

Both malls are operating from 10am to midnight until 18 June, thereafter opening until 1am each night during the last week of Ramadan.

“Our decision to extend our timings during the Holy Month is in line with Majid Al Futtaim’s mission to deliver great moments for everyone, every day,” said Husam Al Mandhari, Senior Mall Manager, City Centre Muscat.

“We invite the communities we serve to make the most of these extended opening hours by spending quality time with family and friends.”

HOLY MONTH ETIQUETTE  
Ramadan is an important time for Muslims, making it especially important for visitors to display cultural sensitivity. All Majid Al Futtaim shopping malls have courtesy policies in place, which is in line with the government policy on dress codes; to guide visitors in wearing clothing that is culturally appropriate, ensuring the comfort of all guests.

In line with Omani law and religious sensitivities, visitors should not eat or drink in public during daylight – even if they are not fasting themselves.

Restaurant and cafes at Oman’s City Centre malls offer a takeaway service during daylight hours and opening for dining after the sunset Maghreb prayer.

To learn more, see citycentremuscat.com, citycentrequrum.com and the malls’ social media pages, facebook.com/citycentremuscat and facebook.com/citycentremuscat. For general enquiries, call City Centre Muscat on +968 24 558888 and City Centre Qurum on +968 24 470700.


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