The Grand Persian Court Dome at the Ibn Battuta Mall, Dubai

The inside of the overwhelmingly grand dome at the “Persian  Court” section of the Ibn Battuta Mall of Dubai, UAE. The design is created to reflect the complex intricacies of Persian architecture of the 14th century when Ibn Battuta traveled the east. The Ibn Battuta mall is divided into sections of “courts”, each real-world replicas of how different parts of the world looked in the 14th century, as and when visited by Ibn Battuta. The entire place presents a breath-taking experience to visit, like a historical theme park in the form of a shopping mall. The “Persian Court” is occupied by a Starbucks.
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The Cute Little Busscar on Sharjah’s Mowasalat Route 8

Mowasalat (Sharjah) is the public transport undertaking run by the department of transportation of the Government of Sharjah, one of the emirates of the United Arab Emirates. Seen here is one of their buses made by the now-defunct Brazilian company “Busscar“, branded “Urbanuss Pluss”. Busscar was a dominant force in the Brazilian economy, building all kinds of buses from 1946 until it went bankrupt in 2012. These little machines are extremely cute with their big, convex, curving full-face windshields, a predominant Busscar feature. This bus runs the Sharjah Route 8 from the Rolla Bus Terminal in the heart of old Sharjah to the Sahara Center Mall at Sharjah Al Nahda on the border with the emirate of Dubai, seen on the Al Wahda Street (Emirates Road E11) connecting Sharjah with Dubai