It is said once that "A room without books is like a body without a soul." Cicero
I've heard about special events where bookstores cut the price of the books or even bargains like buy one and get the other for free. However, the Magrudy's Warehouse Sale is nothing like before! They have books for 1 AED, 2, 5, 10, 15 & 20 AED. I heard about the Sale from my friends but never believed it until I've been physically there, I always thought it was only those 20 to 50 pages books that are covered by dust, but amazingly I found 500 pages books for 1 AED!!! Hard cover books, both fictions and non-fictions best-sellers are there, all you have to do is to search.
The sale started two days back and it will end today, I visited Magrudy everyday and I found myself buying almost 50+ books at each visit. The first day I visited the bookstore in the afternoon and my first impression was:"Is this a book shop or a fish market?" I couldn't focus, many people were loaded with Al-Magrudy's green bags, camel-with-glasses blue bags, some with trolleys, while I requested the normal bags since I didn't think I would buy many books for most of the books were fictions.
Few minutes later, I found many non-fiction books I always wished to buy, and many other huge books that are worth the price, so I started throwing books in the bag so I ended up with four bags full of books that didn't even cost me 400 AED! While I remember my last visit for Al-Magrudy I ended up buying around 6 books for 700+ AED.
Loving the sale I decided the next day to be there at 7 so I can explore the books without noise and in hope to buy the best-sellers of Non-Fictions books before they end like the first day. Surprisingly enough I found a long queue of people for Al Magrudy to open the door of their shop. I never thought that people in UAE are so much into books! This made me happy but at the same time I felt sad because I have to wait to enter the shop and the fact that I was the only national there who is so eager to get books.