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Abu Dhabi Shopping Guide

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.

Top Places to Shop in Abu Dhabi
Yas Mall
1,871 reviews
Set in the heart of Yas Island, Yas Mall is a destination in its own right. Beneath its skylight-trimmed ceiling are a host of international brands both mid-range and luxury, and great dining spots.
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Mushrif Mall
117 reviews
The fact that Mushrif Mall is fairly new hasn't stopped it from becoming a popular stop for locals and tourists. Alongside its 200 retail stores, it also hosts the city's largest indoor fresh market.
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Marina Mall
3,090 reviews
Aptly named for its location on Al Kasir, the circus tent-inspired structure of Marina Mall is not only home to local and international brands, but also to several family-friendly entertainment spots.
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Central Market
145 reviews
Connected to the World Trade Center Mall, this souk hosts shops touting traditional goods like intricate lamps, local spices, and home decor in a modern setting with unique, dark wood paneling.
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Avenue at Etihad Towers
27 reviews
If you're willing to splurge, you'll find bliss in this intimate mall's list of luxury retailers that include Hermes, Manolo Blahnik, and Roberto Cavalli.
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The Boutik Mall
107 reviews
If large crowds aren't your thing, but you need to shop for essentials, this smaller and quieter mall on Al Reem Island is a good place to shop in, perhaps refuel for lunch, and destress at an arcade.
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Al Wahda Mall
525 reviews
Affordable shopping finds an address at the Al Wahda Mall, where well-known Western labels keep company with Asian brands. It's the best spot for shoppers from different parts of the world.
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Madinat Zayed Shopping Center
212 reviews
If you're souvenir hunting in Abu Dhabi, you're bound to stumble into this shopping center where shops peddle various goods to stuff your luggage with. Gold shops abound for those looking for jewelry.
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World Trade Center Mall
332 reviews
This mall with a partially wooden interior is a one-stop shop for all your buying needs, whether you're looking to purchase souvenirs and clothes to take home, or feast on international cuisine.
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Souk Qaryat Al Beri
183 reviews
East meets west at this souk whose Arabian decor blends with its Venetian-inspired setting. Many come here to wine and dine, but clothing and jewelry shops are also on hand for some retail therapy.
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Carpet Souk
4 reviews
Al Mina Road's Carpet Souk is legendary for its jumble of shops hawking every carpet imaginable, including the legendary Iranian ones. Haggling is key to great bargains.
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Iranian Souk
1 review
Iranian handicrafts abound next to Dhow Harbor. The traditional Iranian Souk has become a legend with its wide selection of wares all imported from Iran, from prized carpets and bedspreads to pottery.
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The Galleria Al Maryah Island
259 reviews
Mixing luxury shopping with stunning architecture and beautiful waterfront views, The Galleria offers an exceptional retail experience. Most brands in this mall are upscale, so be prepared to splurge.
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Women's Handicrafts Centre
24 reviews
If you're curious about how local craft-makers weave and create the wares you see in souks, then this center is an essential stop. Visit the shop while there to treat yourself to some local crafts.
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Al Mina Fish Market
139 reviews
Fresh seafood is abundant in one of the country's oldest fish markets. Shop to your stomach's content, then take your sea bounty to one of the restaurants, where they will happily cook it for you.
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Abu Dhabi Mall
644 reviews
Abu Dhabi Mall is the epitome of premium waterfront shopping, boasting more than 200 stores both local and international, as well as lovely water views. It's become one of the city's best attractions.
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Dalma Mall
189 reviews
With a selection of more than 450 shops, Dalma isn't just one of Abu Dhabi's biggest malls. It's also one of the city's favorites, owing to the fact many beloved brands have set up shop there.
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#1 of 107 Shopping in Abu Dhabi
Camel rides, Falcon, traditional dress, henna, shisha, sand boarding, soft drinks and a wonderful traditional buffet as well as amazing show were all included in the price.
Great Fun, Great Staff, Great Cars, Great Toilets, Plenty of Food, Plenty to Drink, Good Entertainment.
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#2 of 107 Shopping in Abu Dhabi
Yas mall offers it all, from dine in, to games, perfect opportunities to shop and also in every moment its a photo opportunity as the malls interior design is modern which makes a good photo anywhere.
It outstanding mall, with stylish design, latest technology used in many aspects... good variety of food restaurants and coffee shops... Big variety of clothing stores... Atmosphere is very good.
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#3 of 107 Shopping in Abu Dhabi
It has all the good food joints, Cafe's, fitness center, Garment and Fashion brands, home center, Ace, optical shops, Daiso - Chinese shop, Arabic Designer shops, Cinema, Food court and parking - Green n Blue.
Fantastic good fun playing golf against each other very unusual glow in the dark in the shopping mall very helpful staff
#4 of 107 Shopping in Abu Dhabi
Modern, spacious and vibrant shopping Mall, with every well known International branded outlet, mixed with local branded stores, unlimited food choices and fantastic discounts.
Great venue for all the top end shops but also some excellent eating venues which are all accessible from the waterfront where you can get another view of Abu Dhabi at night.
#5 of 107 Shopping in Abu Dhabi
this is the perfect destination for shopping and entertainment, food, for shoppers/travelers or locals you will find a wide range of shopping items from least to very expensive and great deals and discounts :)
One of the most popular shopping destinations in Abu Dhabi , what make it special is that you and the family can find anything you are serahing for , shops , restaurants , coffee shops , entertainment , and the ex...
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#6 of 107 Shopping in Abu Dhabi
Excellent mall in Abu Dhabi, very big mall, excellent place for shopping, excellent respect from all the staff, excellent parking area both underground and outside.
Went here for lunch and a cool down lol lovely shops and eateries too many to choose from but enjoyed what we had spent a coupler of hours here just browsing lovely place to chill and plenty of shops
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#7 of 107 Shopping in Abu Dhabi
The Mall had a great variety of shopping opportunities, everything from clothing, a camera shop, food delicacies, toys, home wares and even a large grocery store.
This Mall in the heart of the capital, easy access from any where :), got most of the international brands, all categories for shops, hypermarket in the basement, huge cinema in the top floor, amazing food court g...
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#8 of 107 Shopping in Abu Dhabi
Very beautiful shop with magicians creations.
I also got some diamond earrings made, this was my own design.
#9 of 107 Shopping in Abu Dhabi
You can haggle the price, at least a little, and we had agreed the price for 1 kg of tiger prawns at 35 Dirham.
Ended up buying some fish from one of the vendors.
#10 of 107 Shopping in Abu Dhabi
An expansive, three-floor retail megapixel with a mix of shopping, dining, leisure and entertainment, Mushrif Mall offers everything from luxury fashion to electronic goods and furniture and the Arabia’s biggest f...
Even though it is quite far from town, this is a lovely bright & airy Mall & it has one of our favourite shops- The Deal- lots of bargains to be had here.
#11 of 107 Shopping in Abu Dhabi
Within the complex there is a fantastic huge Hypermarket with excellent fresh and cooked food (excellent fresh vegetables, fish & seafood, meat, groceries...etc.; finally, next to the mall there is a traditional s...
For those that have time you can also visit the old souk which is connected to the mall which also has some awesome shops full of spices and souvenirs!
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#12 of 107 Shopping in Abu Dhabi
Always visit this souk when staying at traders hotel, it’s nice to have a stroll in the evening, and see all the variety of restaurants, small shops selling jewellery, gifts to take home, clothes and of course the...
Jewelry shops, coffee shops with free wifi, awesome mouth licking restaurants, garmenta shops and yatch and boating section right behind.
#13 of 107 Shopping in Abu Dhabi
Good shopping centre to buy and sell gold Jewelry and well as watch like Rolexes from the jewelry stores
Great place,pray room available for those shop all day, food places of all kinds,really tasty and value for money.
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#14 of 107 Shopping in Abu Dhabi
Attractive for kids Spacious and clean Cinema, big supermarket and a lots of shops, beauty salons, kids haircut
A shopping mall serving the area, where there are plenty of shops, banks, cafés and cinemas.
#15 of 107 Shopping in Abu Dhabi
Nice play ground for kids for the winter season with a coffee shop close to by to enjoy and relax.
This is an great mall and small where you can find the basic things you need in therms of shopping and a decent food court with different food restaurants to choose
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#16 of 107 Shopping in Abu Dhabi
... the open interiors brought memories of Thailand; the elegance of exposed interior elevators reaching down to the basement pools; the mix of shops and vendors; great place for a relaxing lunch and people watching.
A large shopping complex with a variety of stores and services.
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#17 of 107 Shopping in Abu Dhabi
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#19 of 107 Shopping in Abu Dhabi
High end shopping
If you've got seruous money, then this is the place to shop.
#21 of 107 Shopping in Abu Dhabi
Certainly worth a visit.
#22 of 107 Shopping in Abu Dhabi
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#23 of 107 Shopping in Abu Dhabi
#24 of 107 Shopping in Abu Dhabi
Flower shop.
#26 of 107 Shopping in Abu Dhabi
Great Mall for shopping everything from make up copy bags and watches.
#27 of 107 Shopping in Abu Dhabi
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#28 of 107 Shopping in Abu Dhabi
Royal Dates is one of the shops not to be missed here.
#30 of 107 Shopping in Abu Dhabi
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