dennis s. hurddennis s. hurd

Saturday, March 19, 2022

6.6 KM of Walking

Day 123 - To start off Saturday, we ducked into the Day-to-Day that's just across the BurJuman intersection. OMG, women can spend hours and hours shopping! They've retained the hunter and gather instincts of our ancient relatives, I guess. I was never so bored for quite a long time. Fortunately, we needed to eat, so we came back to the apartment for lunch, eventually!

We read online that the Burj Khalifa does not run the laser shows every day. As we'll not be around next weekend, we wanted to head back to catch the evening fountain and light show.
  Waiting ... 
We took the Metro and found it marginally less busy although a Saturday night.  Inside the mall, the same could not be said.  An entire city's worth of people were inside. and in the area around the lake.

Also Pretty When Plain The Burj Khalifa is quite attractive, when plain ...
  Apartment Here? ... or dressed during one of the half-hourly choreographed fountain performances ...
  Laser Show ... but it was pretty flashy when all decked out with lasers lit!

After the 8:15 laser show, we went back into the Dubai Mall.  I cannot start to estimate the number of people in the complex.  Tens of thousands, I'd guess.   Build it ... and they'll come.   Dubai's success cannot be duplicated everywhere but it surely is one way to a vibrant economy.  The Emiratis are a small minority of their own country, but they have gained a number of international cities and the perks that go with them.  They've created something big out of nothing in record time.

The food court could hold thousands and all the tables were full.  We did eat Chinese food and managed to get a place to eat it.  We got back to the apartment after 10:00 PM.

Mall Food Court


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