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Friday 23 December 2016

UAE 2016 Day 01: Boxpark by Meraas

After a short rest Ginny and Sern took us to Al Wasl Road where Boxpark is situated. Taken from their website: “Standing long and proud on Al Wasl Road, a riot of green, yellow, orange blue and grey, Boxpark is a mall unlike no other. It doesn’t take over its environment. It’s a part of it. It’s a part of the very urban soul of the city.

The idea for Boxpark originated from the UK and is meant to be a food and retail park made out of refitted shipping containers. It was founded by Roger Wade who described it as the "world's first pop-up mall".

the parking area where Burj Khalifa is in the distance

Brendan drew is favourite unicorn

We marveled at the entire construction of the place, and thought that refitted shipping containers never looked so elegant and funky. 

Cat took a fancy to the blue Rolls

as the sun sets

multi-coloured hue in the sky

Brendan was fascinated with his first sight of sunset in the Middle East, and took some photos.

Brendan's silhouette

engrossed in the sunset

didn't realise his Dad stalking him

from his lens
lost in the landscape

We had dinner at Markette, a cozy place with a welcoming ambience and fresh off-the-kitchen comfort food.

bread basket?


The food was amazing, the ambiance incredible and the service top-notched so we were surprised to discover later that Markette along Al Wasl Road was permanently closed.

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