Shopping in Abu Dhabi is an unrivalled experience. With a range of modern shopping malls and traditional souks, Abu Dhabi blends contemporary design with an alluring sense of culture.
Popular shopping malls
Residents and visitors in Abu Dhabi flock to its many air-conditioned shopping malls, both for the fabulous range of products on offer and for some respite from the emirate’s high temperatures. Visit Abu Dhabi Mall and explore its 200 shops, relax in its many restaurants and keep young ones entertained in its children’s play areas.
Abu Dhabi Mall is a major fashion destination, while Marina Mall offers a bounty of entertainment. Here, an ice rink and a bowling alley sit alongside a cutting-edge cinema and a 100-metre high viewing platform offering stunning panoramas of the coast. Close to the Corniche is Khalidiya Mall, and Al Wahda Mall also attractions many shoppers.
What to buy in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi’s shopping malls offer everything from the newest designer clothes and accessories to traditional Emirati souvenirs. For a memorable Abu Dhabi shopping experience, visit the gold souk in the Madinat Zayed Shopping Centre and choose from an array of alluring gold jewellery.
The carpet souk is an excellent place to pick up a traditional Abu Dhabi souvenir, or to sample some of the freshest local produce, go shopping in the Al Mina fruit and vegetable souk. To take home some local spices, browse the stalls at Souk Al Zafarana and for edible gifts, browse Abu Dhabi’s markets for local dates and chocolate made from camel’s milk.