City Center Mall evacuated staff and shoppers this morning for an emergency fire drill the day before Eid holidays begin.

Shoppers said the fire alarm went off around 10:30am this morning, starting in Carrefour and then continuing to the rest of the mall. Shops were closed, and customers and mall staff alike were evacuated, although not everyone understood it was just a training exercise.

The mall was reopened – and everyone allowed back in – in just over a half hour.

Here’s how it unfolded online:

Credit: Top photo by Rulen Catalo

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