Window gazing in Dubai Mall
A two day stopover to see family in Dubai on my way back from Italy included a dinner out one night at 'The Dubai Mall', the biggest and most prestigious shopping destination in the world. Love it or not, Dubai is without a doubt, a city where opulence and extravagance is the 'norm'. The Dubai Mall is one of many examples of this. With over 1200 retail stores and 200 food outlets, all of the most luxurious brands in the world can be found here. Along with that comes some of the biggest budgets allocated for retail design and visual merchandising, in the hope to impress some of the worlds wealthiest customers.
I spent a couple of relaxed hours window gazing, observing the styling and creativity on display. I thought to share some of my favourites! Most of them turned out to be kids shops, they were much less serious.
One thing I am a believer of, and this experience for me confirmed it, is that although money can be very helpful at times, a small amount of money and few material resources used, can still result in a beautiful and lasting impression!
For those of you who ever think to visit the Dubai Mall one day for the first time...I just thought to sign off with one bit of useful information..
Take note of where the cab rank is FIRST!
You will be very glad you did.