Mall Mouse

Whenever we asked our Emirati students what to do on our day off they looked bemused and said, “Go to the Mall!”  So we did.

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If you find yourself in Marina Mall, in downtown Abu Dhabi, head up to the top floor to find less Zara and Topshop and more hidden gems…

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My favourite thing to peruse in Abu Dhabi is perfume, especially the traditional Oudh based scents.  In the perfumeries, the first question asked of a customer is “French or Arabic?”  Both produce a dizzying variety of scented oils – the “French” are concentrated versions of familiar perfumes, I however, was after some “Arabic”…

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As everywhere in Abu Dhabi, we were watched over by the steady gaze of the Sheikhs…

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I’m in awe of this man’s steady hand…

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I now smell divine.

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