Karachi is growing at mind boggling speed. It’s hard enough to keep track of new cafes or restaurants with so much going on in December. But then, most of us can’t just step out to the nearest cafe and grab a coffee with friends because … bachon ka kya karen? Also shopping and coffee break together always sounds better right?
So when was the last time you made a plan to ‘hit the mall’ with your cousins or friends? The bachas can be entertained and fed, (and so can you). Catch the latest deals on your favourite brands, watch a movie or play a game. Ocean Mall is a one stop destination for an afternoon well spent.
We give you 5 reasons why THIS is where you can go with family or friends!
1. Everything is JUST Within Reach (Not too far, and not too close)!
Ocean Mall is located near Do Talwar, making it pretty convenient for the residents of Clifton, Defence and adjoining areas, to walk in whenever they like. It’s much smaller than Dolmen Mall, (the nearest alternative shopping mall) so gum honay kay chances tou hain he nahi. It is also why the traffic and parking are less of a hassle, you also don’t have to walk copiously since the shops are at a closer proximity, which is a plus point for lazy shoppers in you.
2. Enough Brands to Make Your Inner Shopaholic Sing! (Not to Mention the Sales)
You can find all the big local brands at Ocean Mall, like Khaadi, Sana Safinaz, Ideas by Gul Ahmed, Almirah and so many more, and let’s not forget about international brands like The Body Shop, Nike and Splash, almost all of which have major sales going on, ranging from 20% to 75% off. If you need clothes, perfumes or gifts for a loved one, the stores at Ocean Mall have just about everything you would need. So what are you waiting for? Grab your wallet and your walking shoes and get ready to shop till you drop and get those winter sweaters and cotton kay joray, because if you shop for over Rs10, 000, you have the chance to enter a lucky draw by the name “Make a Wish” and win a Tablet, Smart TV, Cash Prizes and Gift Hampers.
3. A Playground for Kids and Adults (Just the Breather You Need)
This one is for all the parents out there who want to shop without having to worry about their children getting bored. Ocean Mall has introduced a life- sized Snakes and Ladders game, in which the players are the pieces that have to move when the die is rolled. The mall also has a variety of other different activities for kids, and adults too for that matter. Parents can keep their children busy by taking them to Topsy Turvey, which is an indoor playground with slides, a ball pit and other different activities, they can also go to Bounce Karachi which is an indoor trampoline park with a foam pit and basketball hoops, play Laser Tag in their extensive arena and visit the indoor theme park Atlantis for some fun. Bachay kiya, hum khudi wahan reh jaen...
4. Dinner date? Ocean Mall has you covered!
Ocean Mall is one of, or perhaps the ONLY mall left in Karachi, with a salon. Toni and Guy is located on the third floor of Ocean Mall where the staff is extremely courteous, professional and simply fabulous. It’s the perfect place for a quick yet still bouncy blowout to impress him with your beautiful zulfain before a dinner date, a night out with the girls or for a relaxing time getting an extensive hair treatment to keep those locks gorgeous as ever.
5. Channel the Movie Geek in You
Cinepax has been a major part of Ocean Mall ever since it opened, it gives movie fanatics a wonderful experience of watching movies in their Silver, Gold and Platinum theatres with the usual movie junk like caramel popcorn, fizzy drinks, nachos and fries. It also offers discounted ticket prices for students on certain days, and a loyalty card with many other benefits – which other cinema does that? We can’t think of any.
Ocean Mall has a little bit of everything for everyone; be it children, young adults or the elderly. The Winter Shopping Festival is more of a reason for us to get up and go experience the laughter and joy (Prizes too) we’d be missing out on otherwise. Is there any specific shop or activity you love to do at Ocean Mall? Let us know in the comments below!
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I’ve learnt to surround myself with positive energy, that’s the only way to succeed in life. It helped me become an entrepreneur – a life- long dream. And hopefully it will prove to be fruitful in the future too!