Mall in Al Zahiyah

Abu Dhabi Mall

This elegant mall has the expected 200 stores, cinemas and children's amusements, but it also has shops with a local twist. On level 3, buy sweets and nuts from Arabesq and Al Rifai, while on level 1 Bateel's dates …
Souvenirs in Al Zahiyah

Khalifa Centre

For a wide range of souvenirs (sheesha pipes, camel-bone boxes, stuffed leather camels, carpets and cushion covers), head to the Khalifa Centre, across the road from the Abu Dhabi Mall, where you’ll find a dozen ind…
Mall in Breakwater & Around

Marina Mall

Aside from more than 400 stores, this popular mall has plenty of entertainment options, including a multiplex cinema, a Fun City indoor playground, the Emirates Bowling Village and the new Marina Eye Ferris wheel.
Gold Souq in Al Markaziyah & Around

Madinat Zayed Shopping & Gold Centre

For first-time visitors to a gold souq, the window displays of bridal necklaces, earrings and belts, the trays of precious stones and the tiers of gold bangles are an attraction in their own right. For those familia…
Department Store in Al Zahiyah


Set up by an Indian businessman in 1919 in Basra, Iraq, this wholesale and retail enterprise has become the Gulf's answer to Debenhams or Macy's.
Market in Bain Al Jessrain

Souk Qaryat Al Beri

This 21st-century take on the classic souq gets a thumbs-up for its appealing Arabian architecture and waterfront location. The shops, which are popular with tourists and locals, stock many items with roots in Arabi…
Mall in Al Markaziyah & Around

World Trade Center Souk

Norman Foster’s reinterpretation of the traditional souq is a stylish composition of warm lattice woodwork, stained glass, walkways and balconies. On the site of the old central market, it connects with the modern W…
Homewares in Al Mina

Iranian Souq

If you've never been to a regional wholesale hardware market before, then this cramped collection of stalls huddled around the harbour edge is a fun destination. Giant aluminium cauldrons, floral melamine trays, Chi…
Carpets in Al Mina

Carpet Souq

Forget notions of bazaars selling fine Persian silk carpets, the carpet souq in Al Mina is far more authentic than those! This is where the average Gulf family comes to buy a carpet for the majlis, a new portable pr…
Mall in Al Markaziyah & Around

World Trade Centre Mall

One of Abu Dhabi's newest malls, with lots of inaugural high-street and designer outlets.