Saturday, January 25, 2014

DSF thinks OTB with an outdoor alt market

In the shadow of the world's tallest tower, an anti-mall experience takes place at the Burj Park, where you can do your shopping right out of a shipping container. These icons of the warehouse/freight world (and thus of Dubai's status as a global trade hub) have been painted and converted into shops in a Dubai Shopping Festival event called Market OTB, or Outside the Box.

The weather being what it is, it's a great place to relax, enjoy a concert or show, paint, and partake from some of the excellent food options available.

While many nice household items and art works can be found here, the best thing about the market is the selection of clothing stores. I'm not sure to what extent these are actually "sustainable", but they sure look great.

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