The UAE’s capital city, Abu Dhabi, is an equal-opportunity shopping wonderland. While it has plenty of beautiful-yet-affordable treasures for budget shoppers, from gold jewelry and intricate Arabic coffee pots to luscious dates and spices, it also has many luxurious offerings for big spenders. That’s one of the many reasons it has become a popular retail destination for travelers coming from different parts of the world—and why many international brands have found their way into the city to put down roots in its world-class shopping malls.Al Mina
Abu Dhabi’s port district of Al Mina is a bustling commercial hub and a terrific introduction to the city’s retail scene, as it’s home to several of the most important shopping stops. Gastronomes will find bliss at the Al Mina Fish Market and the Al Mina Fruit and Vegetable Market, while carpet and home décor enthusiasts will unearth joy in the overflowing displays and piles of carpets at the Iranian and Carpet Souks. You’ll be hard-pressed to go home empty-handed.