Dominating the centre of the Breakwater, the large Marina Mall is one of the city’s largest and most popular shopping destinations, built around a disorienting series of circular atriums complete with miniature fountains and topped with tent-style roofs. The mall’s main attraction for non-shoppers is its views of the long string of glass-faced high-rises lining the Corniche. These are best appreciated from the soaring Marina Sky Tower, located at the back of the mall, accessible for the price of a drink or meal at either the Colombiano coffee shop or Tiara revolving restaurant, both of which also offer bird’s-eye views of the new Fairmont hotel – a huge pink monstrosity currently under construction directly behind the mall.

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