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Shopping In Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is renowned for its spacious and comfortable shopping malls, designed to offer an amazing shopping experiences. Shopping destinations in Abu Dhabi are concentrated among swanky shopping malls, ideal for tourists and locals alike. International brands, latest fashion trends, reputed restaurants and cafes, entertainment and good deals, results in a memorable shopping experience in Abu Dhabi.

Abu Dhabi Mall is in the Tourist Club Area, adjacent to Beach Rotana Hotel. It houses plenty of restaurants, cafes and big brand outlets selling everything from fashion accessories to daily use goods.

Marina Mall is located in Breakwater, near the Emirates Palace Hotel. In addition to the shopping experience, the mall showcases attractions like a musical fountain, an ice rink, a bowling arena and ceilings that thunder and rain.

Al Wahda Mall in the center of Downtown, and the Khalidiya Mall near the Corniche Beach are other modern malls that offer great shopping experiences.

For souvenir shopping, the Iranian Market and Carpet Souk on Al Meena Street are recommended. The markets feature small stores selling anything from handmade rugs, to spices, sheesha pipes, furniture, prayer beads to even antiques and traditional jewellery.

If you’re interested in shopping for gold, the Gold Souk in Madinat Zayed Shopping Centre harbours some of the best and largest jewellery shops in the gulf region.

Head to the Mina Dates Market to get the best rates for good quality dates – a must-buy souvenir when you go back from Abu Dhabi! Fresh dates as well as dried dates make their way to this market all over from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt and Palestine.


Abu Dhabi is renowned for its spacious and comfortable shopping malls, designed to offer an amazing shopping experiences. Sh...

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