Friday, August 27, 2010

Khan Murjan Souk

Khan Murjan replicates a traditional souk and is billed as the place for "authentic Arabic experience". The souk is part of the Wafi City complex. It is a two level marketplace, all underground. Set amongst the impressive Islamic architecture is the stunning stained glass ceiling along the main passageway. The intricate coloured glasswork depicts the stories of ancient Arab traders moving goods from overseas and across the desert to trade and exchange with other merchants and travelers in the region.

The stained glass ceiling.

Intricately designed lantern/chandelier.

Other features inside the souk.

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