Where to Shop in Abu Dhabi
Collected by Tommy Alexander, AFAR Staff
Yas Island - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Clean, refreshing, full of light, and a shopper's dream, Yas Mall is the newest of Abu Dhabi’s malls, set on Yas Island—where fast cars, a fast roller coaster, and mega-yachts arrive and depart regularly while shoppers enjoy fashion, food, and...
1st St - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
What brought me to Nation Galleria at Nation Towers was the Jarir Bookstore. I stuck around for all the cafes and even brought friends back for the restaurants with views of the Corniche and Arabian Gulf. The luxury shopping centre also houses a...
Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
If you would like to learn your oolong from your pu-erh, spend some time in the Zen-like Artteas shop inside Abu Dhabi's Central Market. They carry more than 180 teas from Asia, plus beautifully crafted glass, porcelain, and stoneware pots and...
Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Visiting a shopping mall isn't always on my travel list, however the Marina Mall in Abu Dhabi is a uniquely entertaining experience. Opened in 2001 near the Corniche Road, they have nearly everything. In addition to luxury labels you can find some...
UNIT 124, 1st Floor - Al Wahda Mall - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
The diversity of Abu Dhabi’s style can definitely be seen in its variety of shopping and entertainment experiences they offer. Al Wahda Mall is the only stop you’ll need to make for big-brand shopping. The large center has a range of clothing...
Sheikh Zayed 1st Street, Khalidiya - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Frequently recommended, I finally found The One furniture shop to go to the cafe “upstairs in the back corner” of the store. I took a taxi to the corner of Zayed the First Street and Al Bateen Street—where my driver found it by the reference to...
19th Street, Musaffah - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Curves, lines, and a blend of Arabian art and modern design come together in the architecture and interiors of Dalma Mall. Grand entrances give way to shops and stores that can help you indulge in the UAE’s national pasttime: shopping. The movie...
Airport Road, Al Mushrif - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Centrally located on the Island of Abu Dhabi, Mushrif Mall is tried and true shopping mall where locals and expats spend lazy summer days. An impressive indoor market environment makes up part of this shopping center where fruits and vegetables...
Al Meena - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Off the tourist path you'll find the Mina Fish Market bustling with locals haggling for the freshest catch. For insights into local business and seafood this is the place to stop. My first wet market experience in the Middle East was a good one...
Al Meena St, Al Diar Mina Hotel, Abu Dhabi - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
The term 'souq' probably conjures up visions of an elaborate system of alleys packed full of brass wares, camel traders, and hookah bars but this is not the case in the Emirates. While the fruit-and-vegetable market in Abu Dhabi may have lost some...
Abu Dhabi Theatre Rd, Corniche Brake water - Near Marina Mall - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
This reconstructed village is a glimpse into old oasis living. Heritage Village is a great place to see how the Emerati lived before skyscrapers. Scenes depict desert life in great detail and highlight their historic, nomadic lifestyle. Make sure...
Street No. 8, M 15 - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Visitors don’t have to depart far from the airport in the UAE before they will notice that cars are part of the culture—luxury cars and fast cars. Showrooms are dotted throughout the City of Abu Dhabi, but one place to get a great taste of...
Khalifa Street, Al Markaziyah - أبو ظبي - United Arab Emirates
On the site of a historic market place, the New Souk is a modern architectural take on traditional small-stall shopping. Intersecting corridors of airy, elaborate wooden panels guide you through the maze-like structure as you shop a range of...
Brouwersgracht 125, 1015 GE Amsterdam, Netherlands
It may not look like much and there's certainly no need to dress up. But despite its humble appearance on the posh Brouwersgracht, Swieti Sranang serves up some of the best—and most affordable—Indonesian and Surinamese food in town. Owned by Henk...
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