VictorTango From India, joined Jan 2005, 501 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1336 times:
Guys, I have often heard that shops in some countries of the world close at 5.00pm or 6.00pm. Isn't that a little too early? I live in Dubai and shops/malls here close only after 9.30 pm. Some groceries are even open till 1.00am. I know Dubai is shopping city. But even shops in Bombay remain open till 9.00pm.
Just wanted to know what time do shops open and close in your neighbourhod or city?
SLC1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1334 times:
Most grocery stores until recently were open 24-7 (many still are) with the possible exception of Christmas day, most malls close around 9, some stay open during busy shopping seasons, a lot of small shops close around 6, but most are open till 8-10.
Springbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1321 times:
Most shops and shopping malls here close at 17:00, open at 09:00 Mon-Fri. Thursday is late night shopping, and the malls here in Adelaide are open till 22:00. Movies go on till midnight, but sometimes the movie marathons go on the whole night.
Weekends the malls are open 10:00 - 17:00. Some grocery shops and most gas stations are open 24/7.
It kinds sucks when all the shops close at 17:00 on weekdays...won't have time to do anything as I get back home at 17:30
AsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1318 times:
24/7 here. In Europe, I was surprised to see shops close in the middle of the day. They actually turned customers (and money) away simply because it was 2 PM. They'd open an hour or two later simply to lock up at 5 or 6 PM. What am I not getting here? Most people go shopping after work, so staying open until at least 10 PM makes sense and money.
Seb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 12790 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1300 times:
One controversy going on in Portland right now is wanting to develop 4 blocks near downtown and another parcel of land near PDX. They want to put a Home Depot in the space near downtown and IKEA near PDX. Some people think this will drive the mom-and-pop stores out of business. I and some others say since Home Depot and IKEA stay open until at least 9PM, let them build! It is more convenient!
Back to the point: Department stores are open until 9PM and grocery stores until 11PM. Some are open 24/7. WinCo rocks!
Simo82 From Italy, joined Feb 2005, 181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1297 times:
Here shops close around 19:30 but malls are open till 21 and twice a week till 22...generally closed on Sundays. But I know that this in valid only where I live (Milano area) elsewhere especially in more touristic areas timing are different.
DIJKKIJK From France, joined Jul 2003, 1884 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1285 times:
Most shops in Amsterdam close at around 17.00. Most supermarkets remain open till 20.00, while some of them close to the city centre stay open till 22.00. On thursadays , all supermarkets stay open till 21.00.
Most restaurants keep their kitchens open till 21.00, while some are open till 23.00.
As for the pubs in the city centre, they are open till 03.00 everyday. So even if there's nothing to eat, there's plenty to drink
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