Potter fan waits 8 hours for book!

SHARJAH — Spiralling queues outside several book stores in the country were a common sight on Friday evening when Harry Potter fans waited to grab a copy of the latest book Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince released officially at 3am in the UAE yesterday.

By Meraj Rizvi

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Published: Sun 17 Jul 2005, 10:10 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 7:43 PM

People, both children and adults, waited endlessly, but excited, outside book stores located in shopping malls in Dubai and Sharjah. Many, like an Asian lady who received a free copy at the Books Gallery at Sahara Centre said, she waited from 7pm on Friday evening and got her book only at 3am yesterday morning. “The wait was endless but it was worth waiting,” she said, receiving a free copy of the book after the book store announced to give away first 100 copies free on the day of the official launch in the country.

“I am glad and will always remember this experience,” the woman said, after receiving her free copy from the Books Gallery store incharge at 3 am. The book is priced at Dh99 in the UAE and a mad rush and frenzy was witnessed among UAE residents for the much awaited book launched globally yesterday.

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