Magnificent Malls, Souk & Fountain Show

Trip Start Nov 22, 2010
Trip End Dec 01, 2010

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Sunday, November 28, 2010

We were less than 2 days to bid goodbye to this place. Still there were many attractions not covered. We decided to skip Emirates Mall and went to Wafi Mall instead. We glad we did. To us Wafi is very unique. Not only it resonates Egyption style architecture, Souk Khan Murjan is just adjacent to it. Luv this Souk anytime. Its an amazing feeling. Felt like I was teleported back in time of good old souk trade and for once I felt that Im truly in an Arabian land. Funny, after 7 days here in this Arab land?

We roamed the souk, shopped some stuff and clicked away the cameras whenever we had the chance. The Souk is well recommended to any traveller.

We had lunch at Wafi Mall near the Encounter Zone. The helpings here were big for us Asians. I had to have  Mongolian again (I :)). But this time it didnt give me the umphhh. :(. My boys enjoyed their burger & chicken very much.

We then returned to Souk Khan Murjan again (thats how addictive the Souk was) before proceeded to the outer side of Wafi Mall for pics taking. Both souk Khan Murjan and Wafi Mall are rich in colours and characters, a real feast to the senses.

By 5pm, we took a taxi to Dubai Mall & Burj Khalifa. Yep we came back to the peak. Its for the final pic taking at Burj Khalifa plus the highlight that we missed earlier. Since it is the largest Musical Fountain in the world (I was told, not sure, the other biggy , if not mistaken in LasVegas), we definitely didn't want to miss it. By 6pm, the Fountain show began to charm us for about a good 2 minutes. It was again an amazing experience. Check out the fountain video  below. :)
After the show, we went for dinner back at the Creek. By then, I was a near "Expert" of the Creek (LOL). My wife was asking me whether I knew my ways after the taxi dropped us at a different locale (not that far from the intended restaurant). "Sure", I said, confidently. :)

We had a romantic touristy dinner by the Creek that night at an authentic Lebanese/Arabian seafood restaurant rich in history: Byat Al Wakeel Restaurant. The building is reported to be one of the oldest building in old Dubai. We opted to dine on a platform above the Creek waters instead of chillin in the inner dine area. In fact, most diners prefer the open on-the-Creek platform.  The seafood fried rice, crabs and shrimps were sumptous. Dubai is famous for her fresh sea produce. We really enjoyed this old building. If you happened to be here you should try its restroom located on the first floor. Rest room? Yep, its restroom (only two available ,one for gents the other for female but main entry is via the same door). Reminded me of the unisex restrooms in my good old Uni days.Sometimes odd places bring good memories.:) To go to the gents, one has to walk up a dimly lit, small swirly dungeon-like stairwell. The downside is that there could be a little traffic jam at the restrooms during peak hours and thats not great when you are really busting.  My overall take of Byat Al Wakeel? Awesomely historic, charming place, great food!

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