Trading Hours

Customs and regulations for trading hours (times that shops are open) vary from countries to cities.

Some countries, particularly those with predominantly Christian populations or histories do not allow Sunday shopping. In Islamic countries some shops are closed on Fridays for noontime prayers. In Israel many shops are sometimes closed on Friday evening and Saturday during the daytime for Shabbat (the Jewish Sabbath).

In South Africa, trading hours depends on the specific shop or mall

Coming soon – a directory of trading hours of shops in South Africa