Dolmen City, Clifton Karachi
It’s been almost 5 years since we moved to Defence and I think it was around the first months of 2011 that we first visited Dolmen City and although my expectations were not very high about this place, there was a lot more to come than I expected.
We had heard about Hyperstar that it’s a French chain.
But honestly there was not much publicity, it was quite hidden, maybe it was the beginning to the opening of an astounding treasure which would become a part of Karachi’s lifestyle.
And so while driving back from Park towers( Park Towers is the Mother Mall of all the malls in Karachi and so it has its own distinct position).
Ali said let’s check out Hyperstar, we looked for the parking and entered the basement parking.
That was it!
As soon as we drove towards the parking I couldn’t believe it that this is Karachi.
What a parking!
The system, the monitor for available parking, the staff for managing the cars everything was just too good to be true.
And as we entered inside the Mall though at that time very few people were entering with us, a sweet cool swift of air touched our face.
I was like WOW! This is awesome.
And I just couldn’t help smiling with excitement.
Dolmen city was actually looking like a well planned, cool, fun and safe city.
The first stores open were Gul Ahmed, Junxion and Hyperstar.
And the first thing that I wanted to do was to check out Sindbad because like all moms I want kids to have fun after some boring shopping.
But Sindbad was not there, it arrived much later and it is the best play area for kids which caters all age groups.
So we entered Hyperstar and again a big Wow!
Electronics, toys, crockery, you name it, everything to be found and what more the prices were actually low.
But what I loved most was the meat section; clean, hygienic, extremely tempting to see fresh lambs hanging in a row…
Yummm…. Fresh meat!
And fish; even the ones not native to Pakistan like Sole, later Ali made excellent Sole meuniere ( french food).
And so this was just the beginning, and after that day I have done a countless visits there.
When we are getting bored, or we just want to feel fresh or take Kabir for some fun, and in these past years all my family members who came here for a visit, the first big and new thing was Dolmen City.
For all the immigrants Dolmen City is an eye opener, the brighter side of the picture and definitely it raised many questions regarding their life abroad.
So every weekend we go there, usually in daylight because then we have the whole day to stroll around, do some shopping, eat in the food court (for the food outlets in Dolmen City l’ll write another blog).
And the best thing about Dolmen City is that every time I go, there is something new which adds to the excitement.