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Dubai Mall briefly plunged into darkness by power outage
April 24, 2017 / 6:10 PM / 8 months ago

Dubai Mall briefly plunged into darkness by power outage

DUBAI, April 24 (Reuters) - A power outage briefly plunged the glitzy Dubai Mall, one of the world’s largest shopping centres, into darkness on Monday, Dubai’s government media office and a local newspaper reported.

The English-language Gulf News said the outage began at 7:13 pm (1513 GMT) and it posted photos of shoppers using mobile phones to find their way around the spacious compound. But it gave no reason for the outage.

Power was restored nearly two hours later.

“We thank all Dubai Mall shoppers for their patience, understanding and cooperation,” the Dubai government media office said in a message posted on its Twitter account.

The mall is located near Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest skyscraper, a tourist attraction in the Gulf’s main trading and tourism hub.

The area has had problems in the past. In 2015, a fire swept through The Address Hotel, and in 2010 the Dubai Mall itself was partially closed after an aquarium containing thousands of fish and sea animals began leaking. (Reporting by Sami Aboudi; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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