Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Dubai Mall

Today I hit the biggest mall in the world. It was massive. 
It was also torture to someone travelling on a budget! But even without being able to splurge on the variety of goods available (although it was pretty hard as we're right in the middle of Dubai's Shopping Festival so everything is slashed) it was really enjoyable with the beautiful surroundings, indoor aquarium and not to mention the amazing Dubai Fountains!

A glimpse of what one section of the mall looked like
The indoor aquarium was stunning, with all sorts of different aquatic creatures swimming arounds

The ceiling above the aquarium was almost as beautiful too!

Opposite the aquarium was a massive sweet shop which sold pretty much every kind of sweet imaginable and had some lovely decorations - including this candy tree!

All 50 flavours of jelly beans

The world's tallest building through the ceiling 
Every so often there would be these dangling butterflies which I loved as they were so pretty!

An indoor olympic sized skating rink! 
One of my favour architectural features!
Lunch was sushi and a pinkberry!

Another interesting feature in the mall was this massive indoor waterfall that spans 3 stories!

As soon as the sun started to dip behind the skyscrapers everyone headed out to the Dubai Fountains as the show starts as soon as the sun sets. 
Even before the shows started the setting was pretty lovely, with everyone gathering along the waters edge. T

The show was amazing. It was very short but it was great! After that I wandered about the mall a little more before heading back to the hotel (catching a taxi was crazy was there was just so many people trying to get one, it was organised though, just a little manic)
Despite being on a budget I did pick up a few bits! :)

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