Posted on June 16, 2017

Despite some reports creating propaganda over the current issues in the region, which created unwarranted panic-buying, things quickly fell back into normal as residents realised that the current situation has no impact on their daily life. 

Hypermarkets such as Geant at Hyatt Plaza Shopping Mall, is fully stocked with imported food essentials such as fresh chicken, fruits, vegetables, milk, yoghurt and eggs, and continues to cater to the regular needs of its shoppers, dismissing any fears of a rumoured food shortage. 

Another indication of normalcy is evidenced in the mall’s annual Ramadan Bazaar, held weekly in the lead up to Eid Al Fitr, that continues to draw hundreds of expats and fans of Malaysian cuisine, with this year’s numbers exceeding those of previous years. “Families are still going about their normal routine, enjoying the calm, peace and stability that Qatar has always offered,” says Feroz Moideen, General Manager of Hyatt Plaza Shopping Mall.  “This is clearly demonstrated by the participation and overwhelming response to our annual Ramadan Bazaar and Garangao Celebrations. The proactive steps we took with the hypermarket management has ensured that we have sufficient products in Geant Hypermarket. It’s just another day for the people of Qatar,” he said. 

This year’s Ramadan Bazaar participants and attendees increased between 30 to 40 percent from last year, with over 600 people crowding the food court at Hyatt Plaza Shopping Mall. The annual Garangao celebrations, which were held on June 9, also saw an overwhelming turnout of more than 3,000 children and parents. Usually held on the 14th day of Ramadan, the four-hour event saw children participate in a variety of fun activities including a musical parade and lots of interactive games. They were also treated by a show performed by Jungle Zone and took part in the musical parade, collecting gifts from selected outlets.

source: The Peninsula