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Top 05 Shopping Destinations in Abu Dhabi – Shopaholics Paradise

Cosmopolitan Abu Dhabi is a super destination for enjoying all the lures of a modern holiday. It is also a fabulous destination for indulging in some unique holiday shopping experiences & family fun.


The Gold Souk

For a truly unique taste of Arabian trading culture you need to visit one of the colourful souks of Abu Dhabi. The Madinat Zayed Shopping Centre centrally located in downtown Abu Dhabi is the best for experiencing a traditional Arab market – souk. Just about everything from gifts to souvenirs to intricate gold jewellery is available at this market. Stand aside and watch as the locals bargain for the best deals; meander the criss cross of alleys, enjoy the fragrance of exotic spices, look out for the perfect local souvenir and relish the culture at the Gold Souk.


The Iranian Souk

The best place to score unique souvenirs and gifts, the Iranian Souk is located within the Al Mina Market close to the Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara. This souk sells all manner of products from Iran such as Persian carpets, pottery, vibrant oriental textiles, exotic fragrant spices and much more. Straight out of the Arabian tales this colourful souk promises to enthral and offers you a very unique shopping experience. The best part about shopping in Abu Dhabi is having the luxury of retiring to one of the elegantly comfortable 5 star hotels Abu Dhabi is home to.


The Carpet Souk

The best place for enjoying a traditional market atmosphere the Carpet Souk is home to stalls selling fabrics from India and top quality hand crafted Persian carpets amongst a few. This souk consists of little stalls lined up next to each other and browsing these exotic shops is quite a thrill for all shopaholics. Dig long and deep and you are sure to unearth some very interesting and unusual artefact for your home.


The Marina Mall

Treat the shopaholic and diva in you at the same time by visiting the Marina Mall. This ritzy shopping complex one of the biggest in Abu Dhabi is home to over 400 retail shops. These are made up of high end designer brand stores, luxury boutiques and international label stores. There are also speciality shops, electronics stores, car showrooms, homeware, hyper markets and banks at this ritzy mall. The mall is ideal for the whole family as it offers various forms of entertainment as well as a range of eateries for enjoying a coffee and bite at the end of a satisfying shopping spree.


The Abu Dhabi Mall

This is Abu Dhabi's largest shopping mecca. It is termed as a family entertainment centre and is just that; for Abu Dhabi Mall is home to 220 shops, a kid's entertainment zone, a Cineplex, performing artists and routine shows. The mall is also host to various exhibitions, book fairs, musical shows and competitions. This is a not just a shopping paradise but a place for enjoying the day out with the whole family.