Friday, September 21, 2007
a/k/a Oh joy, Dubai is getting another mall

Wow, I don't know how this one slipped by me - I just heard about Souk Al Bahar, a new shopping, dining and entertainment "destination" at Downtown Burj Dubai (which is the area at the base of our friendly neighborhood 'world's tallest freestanding structure on land' - the Burj Dubai).

Souk Al Bahar Concept Artwork
Artist rendering of Souk Al Bahar

The souk (which is Arabic for "market") will have 130 stores and a waterfront promenade - the water in this case being the Burj Dubai Lake, of course. Actually the entire mall will be set on an island in the lake - the Old Town Island - which will be constructed to look like a traditional Arabic village.

And apparently we won't have to wait long to check this place out, Souk Al Bahar will open in December.

Incidentally the souk won't be the only mall in Downtown Burj Dubai. Around the corner will be Dubai Mall, which, naturally, will be the largest mall in the world when completed in late 2008.

Downtown Burj Dubai Concept Artwork
Artist rendering of Downtown Burj Dubai
posted by Josh at 10:16 AM |