Let me take you to the largest shopping mall here in Al Ain, UAE and have a look at the structures and decorations that fascinates me. It may look ordinary to others especially for those living in the areas with big shopping malls but I did look at it in a different way. Say, in my ‘artistic eyes’ way. Its interior and exterior wall is mainly inspired from the traditional Islamic architecture yet the aura of vibrant modern architecture is there.
Bawadi Mall is a super regional type of mall. Developed by Nael & Bin Harmal Inv. Co. and its main contractor was Nael & Bin Harmal Hydro Export. It has a gross leasable area of 110,000m2, with 400+ stores and 3,500 parking spaces [Source].Strategically located 6 kms to the southeast of Al Ain town center on Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan road. It is about 5 to 10 minutes drive but if you will take the bus, it will take you about 20-30 minutes.
Last week, we've been there to buy some stuff. At the entrance of the mall, these small fountains will make you stop by. It may look ordinary but it gave me a feeling of calmness by merely looking at the water.
A closer shot awed me even with the simple movement of water and its soft pastel and earth colors made me smile.Reminded me that water is truly a unique form of liquid that occupies shape and space.
Right after the moment of calmness, here's the elevator that truly fascinates me.
I love the water dripping from the string-like structures attached to the elevator from top to bottom. Its soft sound is like a magical rhythm.
And that is the 'watery' part of the mall.I'll post the continuation next week.
Thanks to 2sweetnsaxy for hosting the watery meme and to Susan of A Southern Daydreamer for the great outdoor meme. Before you leave, please take a small piece of cake, sure it will melt in your mouth.
Word of the day: youm al arbaa is the arabic term for wednesday.Salaam to all!