Morocco's new shopping centre divides opinion
15 December 2011 Last updated at 19:12 GMT
One of the biggest shopping malls in Africa has just opened in Casablanca, in Morocco.
For some, the new mall is a symbol of wealth and prosperity.
However in a country where more than five million people still live on less than a US dollar a day, some economists wonder whether it is a bit too early to embrace this type of project.
BBC Africa's Nora Fakim reports.