Shopping in Abu Dhabi
The city of Abu Dhabi has plethora of malls, souks, and other shopping avenues for the delight of shoppers. Some prominent malls are Galleria, Bawabat Al Sharq mall, Yas Mall, and the Abu Dhabi mall. There are various traditional souks in the city as well. The capital city of UAE offers many traditional choices for souvenir shopping. Go to the local markets and you can get fine Arabian specialties like carpets, stoles, crockeries, spices and condiments etc. Many antique artifacts are also available to woo you with their intricate Arabian designs and finish.
Not only the tourists, the locals too prefer shopping in their own city, for the fact that it has a diverse range from a bejeweled designer watch worth thousands of dollars and also a wooden souvenir that might not cost you much but is beautiful enough to be treasured forever. The sheer variety of malls, souks, boutique shops and complexes makes Abu Dhabi a shopper’s delight. Although the city offers on sale almost everything under the sun, its textiles, carpets, perfumes and gold are the most famous across the world. There are bargain outlets that allow you to haggle and buy your favorite stuff at mutually agreed prices.
Stores like Jashanmal, Madinat Zayed Shopping & Gold Centre, Paris Avenue, Abu Dhabi Pottery establishment, various art galleries, the special Saturday market on the Yas island, an all exclusive carpet souq that offer some of the most beautiful carpet designs in the world, and so much more an bring out the best of a shopper in you. One of the newest mall of the city is the World Trade Centre mall and Yas mall. The Yas mall has the high-end stores with possibly every well-known international brand of the world and eateries, but if you don’t want to have the regular mall experience and look for something more authentic, head to the Iranian souq and Folklore gallery.