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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

A Visit to Dandy Mall

We were offered a ride to Dandy Mall last night and naturally said yes.  It is out in 6th October not too far from the Mall of Arabia.  It's anchored by both the Carrefour hypermarket and the British department store, Marks and Spencer.  The mall is bigger than City Centre in Maadi where we usually shop but the Carrefour is smaller.
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People often ask why we don't shop there instead of Maadi but the traffic to and from 6th October is usually brutal.  Last night around 9-10 it wasn't too bad.  The mall has a good directory right at the main entrance.
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There aren't nearly as many recognizable American store names as at the MOA.  But we did spot this Paris Hilton shop.  This style of handbag is very popular here even on the dusty streets in our "low rent" part of town.
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The mall still had plenty of Valentine's day decorations hanging in the center court.
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On the way back into Cairo, traffic was tied up for a bit as we neared the pyramids.  There was quite a collection of police and their vehicles.  A two star officer seemed to be in charge.  A couple of patrolmen stood with AK-47s keeping a watchful eye on things.  Our friend and host thought it was just a "blind" stop to check IDs but I suspect it might have had something to do with this story.  How that group got to "south of Cairo" while going from Marsa Matrouh to the Sinai is something only an Egyptian could understand, by the way.

1 comment:

Mark Joshua Santos said...

That looks a nice place. Thanks for sharing! Anyway, you should also try to visit Glorietta. I'm sure you'll love it too.