I pass by Qanat Al Qasba almost every day on my way to college. I think it was opened to the public in 2005, because I don’t remember seeing the big ferris wheel when I first came here (in late 2004). I’ve always wanted to take a look inside, something about the lighting and the way it looks from the outside made me curious to know what it’s like from the inside. I heard it was built as an oriental souk (but discovered later that it looks more like old oriental/european buildings). There is a little water canal splitting it in the middle. yeah and there were lots of cafes and restaurants on the sides of the canal.
I liked the place in general and especially liked the ferris wheel, it looked huge! it is said to be the biggest in the region. The place was calm with a very unusual atmosphere, it was quiet unlike anywhere else in Sharjah, And the people were mostly families.
My visit today wasn’t just for the sake of exploring something new. I was there so I can pick up my dinner from Nandos. 😀
Nandos is a south african restaurant that specializes in… chicken. they’re famous for their spices and their extra hot recipes. The first time I got to eat at Nandos was around 2 years ago in Dubai and I hated it then. the second time was in Dubai too (same branch) and I didn’t like it much then either. But I’ve decided to give it another shot since everybody seems to praise it and have only good things to say about its food.
Unfortunately I hated it this time too 😀 But don’t take my word for it, you can try it out too, it opened it’s first branch in Kuwait, in the Avenues mall.
Sorry for the subpar pictures, I took many pictures but they were all ruined by the humidity!
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