In video footage captured by Reuters, residents were seen around commercial streets with various stalls selling products ranging from clothing to food open. Women were also seen to be walking freely.
Locals hoped the Taliban militant group, which had taken control of the capital, would be able to bring much needed peace and security.
"There is no job and we call on the Taliban to establish a government and bring peace, stability and security all over Afghanistan and create job opportunities for us," said a resident identified only as Naqibullah.
However, the situation around Kabul airport remains volatile with violent confrontations taking place, according to a statement made by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) on Saturday (August 21).