Mall Spaces as Community in GCC

In cities like Dubai and Singapore, Malls are more than retail consumption spaces/ they are extended home spaces or community hang out nodes where it is cool, safe and family friendly. Artificial yet organic, contradictions galore.

Malls are extensions of the community or rather is an anchor of the community in the GCC. The commentator siting in London will not know the reality on the ground. Malls are the Gulf Urban Normal.