The Taxi Stopped in Front of the Abu Dhabi World Trade center and we hopped out and went inside. The cool air conditioning was a relief from the oppressive Heat. Looking around it was a typical Mall all known stores like H&M there was a Movie theater, food court and even a shooting range, but one thing it didn’t have was people. we were the only ones there we walked around the entire mall because there was suppose to be an indoor Souk. Finally we asked a store clerk and they said it was in a building Across the street from the mall. We headed back down to street level and Across the street into a building that didn’t really seem to have Ac so it was very warm inside it was kind of a bazaar. there were vendors set up through out the building but the shops were so spaced out that it felt more like a bad mall than a Souk. I was expecting more like the grand Bazaar in Turkey or the Medina in Fez but it was very lack luster.
After Leaving the Souk we tried to walk down the street because we were in more of the downtown area. There was a mosque 3 blocks away, 3 Blocks which proved to be all we could take walking in that heat. We reached the small Mosque and hailed a cab back to the Hotel to relax. The Day had been a Complete Bust I hadn’t seen any thing of note and exploring those site in the heat had wiped me out. The was not much left on our list of things we found to do there, but one of them was to go to the top floor where they had a lounge and 360 degree view of the city.
we took the elevator up to the top with a family that had a little girl and boy. The city had a misty Haze over it from the heat but it was still a very nice view. Me and my GF walked around to see the entire view as I tried to snap pictures here and there just so I could photograph something that day. The Kids we rode the elevator up with had broken away from their parents and were playing with the telescopes and peering out the window. As I came around the corner I saw the little girl standing on the stone ledge of the window looking out as the light poured in through it. I raised my camera and tok a few picture before her mother came around the other side and said ” time to go” we did one more lap around the lounge and heeded down stair too.