Getting out in the streets over the weekend (Friday and Saturday) I was amazed at the large numbers of people out shopping.
When I remarked on this to a worker at the bank she said it was due to it being pay day.
Some people get paid on the last day of the month while others get paid on the first day of the month and this explains the numbers of people out in their droves, withdrawing dirhams, wiring part of their pay to relatives overseas and enjoying their monthly spend up.
Depending on whether you want to avoid the crowds or see lots of local culture it is good to remember this trend at the end and beginning of each month.
Dr Geoff Pound
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