Whats Opening in 360

There has been a lot of hype regarding 360 over the past few years, and especially this past month. There was a little delay but hopefully it will be worth it since this is supposed to be an extremely nice mall. I can’t wait to check out the movies they are planning on playing in the IMAX theater hopefully it will be uncut because these days they are switching to digital film. I know they are also building a recreational center that I’m really looking forward to, even we enjoy going to Magic Planet every once in a while so I wonder how this one is going to turn out.

Opening Date: July 5th 2009

These are the ones that are open in this time, and a lot more stores are supposed to open. They had a tough time staying on schedule so a lot of times didn’t have the right time to prepare for the opening, so I’m assuming over the next couple of months the other stores will open as well.

  • Van Cleef & Arpels
  • BEBE
  • Cosch Bottegs
  • Geant Hypermarket
  • Freedom Furniture
  • Inter Sport
  • Toys R US
  • Turquios
  • Zahar Allayom
  • Meat Company
  • Cafe Meem
  • Cinema with IMAX + VIP + Theaters
  • Wagamama

Update: Check out 360 Dewans Post on 360 Mall, they have a lot of pictures of the interior, you really get a feel for the mall!

Thanks: Daddyz Girl
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Avenues Shooting


I don’t know if there is any truth to the matter, but I have been hearing that a shooting took place last night at the Avenues at around 10:30 pm. A bearded man with a AK-47 walked into the mall from the cinema side and started shooting, there were reports of multiple police cars and ambulances at the sight but nothing in the news papers. Today the IKEA side is closed off, any one know any other information since nothing was reported in the news.

Update: Was a hoax! Turned out it was a fake call!

Avenues after Sundown

We are currently working on a project, and some space was made for this project. K needed a work bench/desk for the testing area and setup. So we decided to go to IKEA but none of us were free to go before 7:45 pm, since we didn’t get back from work until late.

We went to the avenues, and the parking lot of was packed at IKEA, we found some parking towards the end of the lot. We went to Araan to pick up some coffee, and I felt like a Krispy Kream doughnut which I haven’t had in months. To say that we look disheveled was an understatement, but some how we still looked normal or less freaky then half the people walking inside the avenues. There were three boys wearing bandanas and their boxers on the outisde thinking they are the coolest thing in the world. I wish I had my camera with me, I was so tired I forgot it at home. Some women had so much make up that their eyelashes somehow looked part of their eyebrows. When you start seeing these freaky sights, it sends a chill down your spine. So we decided to hurry up the pace, we flew through IKEA which felt more like an obstacle course due to people walking slow, we picked up what we wanted and headed towards the safety of our homes.

Link: Flickr

Blooming @ Avenues

After running around a bit in Shuweikh, some of our friends were having an early breakfast at Avenues so we ended up there at 9:20 am. It was the first time for us to be in the Avenues that early in the morning, the place was empty, I had the urge to put on some roller blades, I would have most probably fallen flat on my face.

They seemed to have this big event called Blooming for Life taking place and every company was sponsoring a flower bed. This was the first time for me to walk into the Avenues with my very large camera and snapping away, I had security walk up to me about 7 times throughout the time I was there. Each security guy asked if I worked for a magazine or a news paper, and many of them told me its usually not allowed to take photographs inside the mall but this time its an exception but only of the flower beds. As I was taking pictures one or two of them was always following me around, they would always ask me not to point the camera in the direction of the mall. There was almost nobody inside the mall so it made no sense to stop me. I knew they weren’t the bad people and they were just doing their jobs so I didn’t argue too much with them, but I continued to snap away and I snuck in a few photos.

Some of the flower beds were amazing, it gave life to the whole mall and I think they needed more. The worst flowerbed was the one around the car, it looked it was starved for water. Overall some of them were very nice, they were very colorful smell and gave a fresh feeling to the whole mall. This was the first and only time that I have seen multiple empty Starbucks in the mall. The guys were ordering breakfast at Paul while I was snapping away, we had an early break fast so I just had some cake instead. It was very nice that the mall was completely empty and we forgot how dusty it was outside the mall.

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