Steeped in a rich and struggle-ridden history, Oriental Plaza stands as a monument and memorial to the Indian community of Fietas. Today the Plaza is made up of shops selling clothes, material and food (like the best samoosas in the city), making it the perfect place to get your celebratory kurta.
One of South Africa’s largest family owned shoe stores, Shoe Empire boasts a variety of more than 100 000 pairs of ladies’, men’s and kiddies’ shoes combined. From fancy boots to running shoes and everything in between, you should definitely find what you’re looking for at their Boksburg branch. Beyond stocking shoes, Shoe Empire also sells socks and accessories, such as travel bags and shoe cleaning soaps and sprays.
*To the best of our knowledge the restaurants mentioned below are halaal.
Known as the halaal capital of Jozi, Fordsburg boasts a wide range of Middle Eastern restaurants and take-away spots. At the top of our list is Bismillah, known for its fish samoosas, mutton korma and delectable beef dal.
Details: Fordsburg Towers, 78 Mint Rd, Fordburg, Johannesburg, 011 838 8050
47 On Grant
Take a trip to Norwood and indulge in Turkish lamb, chicken, and beef dishes fit for a feast. If you’re keen to end Ramadan on a high note then grab some take-aways from 47 On Grant and feast in style. Grilled meals are served with rice flatbreads and three mini salads, which you choose from a selection that includes unusual melon and feta; apple and cucumber; and strawberry and avocado. You can also tuck into a butternut curry, bean soup or moussaka. 47 On Grant also serves tasty and thirst quenching cocktails to pair with your Eid feast.
Details: 47A Grant Ave, Norwood, Johannesburg, 2192, 071 155 7266
South Africa’s favourite online store, TakeAlot will be running a wide range of deals over Eid (though they will not be holy day specific). Wether you are looking for an Xbox One or a rose gold ladies watch, there is something for everyone. TakeAlot also runs app exclusive deals which can only be accessed from their mobile application. Download the app and start filling that shopping cart of yours! A great Eid look can be super simple.
All the way from Cape Town, Glamour Cosmetics acted as a show stopper at this year’s Eid Shopping Festival which took place at the dome in May.
Not too sure what to wear this Eid? Gather inspiration from Nabilah Kariem and Spree as they team up to put together stunning outfits. A big plus is that you can also buy these items of clothing and accessories from the Spree store. As Nabilah proves, it’s attention to detail that brings it all together.
By Shawn Greyling