Our World: Closed for Prayers


In Saudi Arabia, all businesses are required to close for at least 1/2 hour when it is prayer time. There are five prayer times each day. Many businesses are open in the morning and then close all afternoon, opening up late afternoon and staying open until at least midnight or later. Other businesses will close and reopen several times per day.

In malls, usually more than half of the stores remain closed all afternoon, so many customers refrain from shopping until evening.

Some stores allow shoppers to remain inside to browse during prayer time, but purchases cannot be made until the store opens back up after prayers.
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About SusieOfArabia

American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
This entry was posted in Architecture, Buildings, Culture, Life, Photo, Religion, Saudi Arabia, Shopping and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Our World: Closed for Prayers

  1. Yogi says:

    I lovereading about how other people live.

  2. ewok1993 says:

    pays to know the culture before going to shop.

  3. Gaelyn says:

    Certainly a different pattern in life.

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