Shopping in Addis Ababa

Best Shopping & Malls in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Shopping in Addis Ababa

  • Traveller favourites
    Things to do ranked using Tripadvisor data including reviews, ratings, photos, and popularity.
  • Traveller ranking
    Highest rated attractions on Tripadvisor, based on traveller reviews.
Shopping
Traveller rating
Good for
47 places sorted by traveller favourites
Things to do ranked using Tripadvisor data including reviews, ratings, photos, and popularity.
Learn more about this content
Tours, activities and experiences bookable on Tripadvisor, ranked using exclusive Tripadvisor data including reviews, ratings, photos, popularity, user preferences, price, and bookings made through Tripadvisor.
Showing results 1-30 of 47

What travellers are saying

  • Addisadvisor
    Titchfield, UK8,406 contributions
    I write this as someone who lives in Shola area. It was Addis Eats/Goaddis tours who started taking folk to Shola M. Very good idea.

    1. Far less hassle for tourists OR foreign residents... than in Mekarto.
    2. Less traffic jams on the way in, in fact none.
    3. Smaller and for a tourist more genuine view of the main market for the eastern suburbs..
    4. Lovely people BUT do ask before taking pictures.
    Written 21 March 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • ckiarie2002ke
    Nairobi, Kenya266 contributions
    Good road side open air market for purchase of local Ethiopia dresses and men’s shirts too for souvenirs.
    Written 19 January 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Musa
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia5 contributions
    This "mall" is a unique place, you can enjoy Cinema, spa, playground for kids, and beautiful view... If you like shopping you should look around since Edna is located downtown of Addis Ababa. Love it
    Written 29 June 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • ginaji5454
    Los Angeles, CA16 contributions
    Lovely jewelry and gemstones in a convenient location and Metasebia Asfaw is a very friendly gentleman. Definitely worth a visit
    Written 14 February 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Martin Z
    Switzerland2,088 contributions
    This location is under the covered walkway of the Ethiopian National Theatre and about a hundred meter away from the National Café & Restaurant. The Gallery does not provide for a permanent exhibition, it is rather a place, which can be rented by groups and/or entities for a period of time, say, weeks or months. When I went there, I was lucky to meet the architecture students of the ‘Unity University’, who opened for their annual ‘Architectural Exhibition’ from 18-21 October 2018. The ‘Unity University’ is the first privately owned institute of higher learning to be awarded full-fledged university status in Ethiopia by the Ministry of Education founded 1991 by Dr. Fisseha Eshetu. It is also the first private university in the country to offer postgraduate programs leading to master’s degree in business administration (MBA) and development economics. The architecture students from 1st-5th grade have displayed several of their project designs, both individual building complex' and urban planning designs, as well as drawings and paintings. Two [2] of the young students who were present, in this case two female students, have masterfully explained their project designs and their thinking behind, very impressive indeed. There is hope that some of these students make their professional journey to become mindful professionals, e.g. to assist the authorities in an improved Addis Ababa City Urban planning and upgrade of the great number of ongoing seemingly haphazard building and infrastructure design and construction.
    However, visitors may get information from the respective sources to find out in advance about specific events and/or exhibitions within the premises of the 'National Art Gallery'.
    Written 23 October 2018
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • TGReviews
    Bristol, UK4 contributions
    I love going to Asni's for good simple food and best tea! Great paintings to look at and amazing social service too for artist community!
    Written 30 December 2017
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Mzungubabe
    Nairobi, Kenya616 contributions
    This is a small gallery in a house, but the owner is very friendly and welcoming. The art was thought provoking. Good place to spend a free hour on the weekend.
    Written 24 February 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Mzungubabe
    Nairobi, Kenya616 contributions
    I had never heard of this gallery before, but a friend asked me to go to an exhibition there with her. Friendly curators so I signed up to their mailing list. Apparently they have a branch in London, UK too!
    Written 7 March 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • JP Jeong
    1 contribution
    I had only 1 day to see Addis Ababa and Go Addis Tour made it possible to see the city where it matters. Highly recommend this tour.
    Written 21 April 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • MsHaslund
    Copenhagen, Denmark170 contributions
    Salem's was simply a little gem of a shop with beautifully crafted scarfs, blankets, baskets, jewelry, rugs etc etc etc. The space is really nice and cozy as well, and it's amazing to also be able to see the locals work on site, weaving the scarfs and the baskets. Definitely a must ... also great place to get Ethiopian souvenirs and gifts.
    Written 11 September 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • feddyaroundtheglobe
    125 contributions
    Sabahar is the place to go when you are looking for nice textiles. We found scarfs, beach towels, blankets, bags etc. The compound is quiet and relaxing.
    Written 20 March 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Artem191
    Lviv, Ukraine8 contributions
    Very nice and interesting stuff . I really like it . There is a lot of amazing local things : t-shirts, notebooks , wallets , shoes / handmade stuff that’s very good quality for reasonable price
    Written 12 April 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Alshamlan
    Kuwait City, Kuwait18 contributions
    It was a great experience with Go Addis company, the top of professionalism, and it was a trip not between a customer and a seller, but a trip of friends. I loved the country a lot and found similarities between the culture of Ethiopia and the culture of the Middle East, of course I have another visit to Ethiopia
    Written 28 March 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • ThreeDugongs
    Brisbane, Australia315 contributions
    Bizarre little hideout. Didn't seem keen to sell, which is sometimes a plus. Interesting items and worth the visit if you have time
    Written 30 June 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Muluken G
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia239 contributions
    Small shop in a private compound - great pieces of leather bags. Of course, too expensive for regular Ethiopians but the quality and design of both men and women shoulder bags tell how hard, carefully,creativity and time they took. Nice place for lovers of leather bags with personal touch.
    Written 27 October 2018
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Frequently Asked Questions about Addis Ababa