Saturday, July 13, 2013

Dubai’s Dragon Mart

The 150000 Dubai’s Dragon Mart claims to be the world’s largest exhibition hall selling only Chinese goods.
Perfect if you’re after a ridiculously cheap pair of comfy shoes, a slinky silk gown or an authentic-looking set of pearls. It is 1.2km (0.75miles) long and contains 3,950 shops. Here you can buy everything from mock Roman pillars to “development cream for the intimate parts of man”, tablet computers to mobile phones shaped like handguns. Girls in tight jeans and T-shirts sell hijabs and prayer mats. Chinese immigrants who cannot speak a word of Arabic flog talking Korans: you trace a pen over the Arabic words and a computerised voice renders them in any one of a dozen languages