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Dubai Mall blackout – in pictures

Dubai Mall blackout - in pictures

Visitors use their mobile phones as they walk in the dark at the Dubai Mall. AFP Photo

Dubai Mall blackout - in pictures

Shoppers were plunged into darkness when The Dubai Mall experienced a two-hour power failure on Monday night. AFP Photo

Dubai Mall blackout - in pictures

According to reports the electricity went out at 7.20pm and was restored just after 9pm. AFP Photo

Dubai Mall blackout - in pictures

At 7.40pm Dubai Media Office said authorities were working to restore power in a few minutes with Emaar Malls apologising for any inconvenience caused: “We are working with the concerned authorities to address the situation. We regret the inconvenience caused and thank our visitors for their patience.” AFP Photo

Dubai Mall blackout - in pictures

Saeed Al Tayer, chief executive and managing director of Dubai Electricity and Water, and Maj Gen Abdullah Al Marri, commander-in-chief of Dubai Police, were on hand to oversee the power restoration. AFP Photo

Dubai Mall blackout - in pictures

Dewa said the failure was caused by a transfer of high-voltage cables from The Dubai Mall substation, based on a request from Emaar. AFP Photo

Dubai Mall blackout - in pictures

Dubai Mall shoppers walk in the dark. AFP Photo

Dubai Mall blackout - in pictures

The supply of electricity and water in the area surrounding the mall was not affected. AFP Photo

Dubai Mall blackout - in pictures

Lights appeared to be out inside and outside the mall, which is one of the world’s largest shopping centres. AFP Photo

Dubai Mall blackout - in pictures

Many were seen to be using the flashlight functions on their smartphones to get around safely in the dark. AFP Photo

Dubai Mall blackout - in pictures

A Dubai Mall spokesperson said all operations had resumed and they were investigating the incident. AFP Photo

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