The Gold Souk in the Mall of Dubai
The Mall of Dubai is grandiose and beautiful, but you better have a good pair of walking shoes on when you get there. Only about 30% of the shops are now open, but more will be opening soon. Here area few inside photos of this mega shopping experience. (Pics)
Since it is close to the Burj Dubai, the world’s tallest building, it will undoubtedly become linked as the huge shopping center next to the huge tower. The underground parking structure is an entire city by itself.
Clearly one of the most impressive features is the aquarium. If it isn’t the largest indoor aquarium in the world, it’s close.
There’s something magical about an aquarium this big.
Coral in full bloom at the bottom of the aquarium.
Did I say it was 2 stories tall?
And yes, for those of you looking for the latest in burka fashions, they do have quite a selection.
I’m not sure what this light show was all about, but it is very glitzy and very colorful.
Guys, all of the electronic stores are on the third floor. And there are a lot of them .
A view of the third floor in the mall.
Another feature is their ice arena. But not just a tiny little ice rink. Instead, this is a full sized professional hockey rink complete with bleachers.
Yes, there are probable a few aspiring Arab hockey players. Not a lot. And the ones that like hockey probably fell off a few too many camels.
Looking through the skylights again is the Burj Dubai.
And again visible through these skylights.
Outside the mall, construction on other buildings continues at a torrid pace.