Record number of visitors at Ramadan Night Market

Record number of visitors at Ramadan Night Market
The 10-day Ramadan Night Market came to a close on Saturday.

The night souq boasted 116,000 visitors with a footfall of around 55,000 in the last three days.

By Staff Reporter

Published: Tue 14 Jul 2015, 2:58 PM

Last updated: Tue 1 Sep 2015, 7:38 PM

Dubai: A phenomenal turnout was recorded at the ten-day Ramadan Night Market, which concluded on Saturday, according to the organisers.
As the curtains came down on the 4th edition of the night souq - one of the important events during the holy month of Ramadan - it boasted 116,000 visitors with a footfall of around 55,000 in the last three days. Apart from this, a record 23,000 people paid a visit to the market on Friday, the highest number of visitors on a single day in the history of the exhibition.
Samantha Cordeiro Miranda, brand manager of event organiser Sumansa Exhibition said: "Over the past four years, Ramadan Night Market has become a significant event on consumer calendars of both visitors as well as exhibitors. The turnout has been amazing; last Friday alone we recorded an astounding 23,000 visitors."
While exhibitors expressed satisfaction over the profit from the sales, visitors said they made more than one trip to the night market not just to shop, but to breathe in the vibrant environment during the holy month of Ramadan. With over 50 food stalls, shoppers expressed a great delight in the wide variety of foods, some claiming to have made multiple visits just to gorge on the amazing culinary feasts.
"We made quite a decent profit," said Yorgen, salesperson at Kulfilicious.
The stand, with it funky décor and traditional Indian milk ice cream, was quite popular among visitors belonging to various backgrounds.
"We were not expecting such great sales, to be honest. We will definitely return to the market next year."
Sanal of Cutting Chai, the gold sponsor of the event, added: "The visitors' response was great. With more than 100,000 visitors, this has been huge affair, and we alone recorded as many as 1,000 people who visited our stall each day."
While food stalls by and large did thriving business, other retailers, especially those selling garments also made good fortunes.

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