Thursday , 13 December 2018

Tag Archives: Middle East

ANCIENT AND MODERN: A MALL TOUR OF ISTANBUL

ANCIENT AND MODERN: A MALL TOUR OF ISTANBUL

A world tour of malls has to begin where malls themselves were born: Istanbul, Turkey, home to the Grand Bazaar and in the last decade home to some of the most modern shopping complexes in the world. That’s a lot of time between developments, but perhaps the Ottoman Empire was stingy with building permits. Yet a comparison of the Bazaar ... Read More »

WHY? AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 MALLS

WHY? AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 MALLS

In late 2003, it wasn’t surprising that flying business class from Dubai to Newark via Amsterdam would result in an interview with Schiphol Airport security, particularly when your U.S. roundtrip ticket was bought in and couriered from Dubai. “So why is a New Yorker traveling on a ticket bought in Dubai?” the agent asked me. “By having the Middle East ... Read More »