Shopping

Top Choice Food in Breakwater

Wafi Gourmet

Beautiful Medjool dates stuffed with pistachios, cashews, almonds or oranges; gorgeous marzipan, baklava and other Arabic sweets; take-home bottles of rose water; and a full-service deli, bakery and restaurant, Wafi…
Mall in Al Zahiyah & Al Maryah Island

Galleria at Maryah Island

This flashy contender in the business district on Al Maryah Island has dramatic looks (cathedral-high ceilings, sculptural roof) and a lineup of brands that should appeal to deep-pocketed couture lovers. Think Jimmy…
Mall in Yas Island

Yas Mall

Bright and spacious and with trees and a growing plant wall, Yas Mall is one of the newer additions to the Abu Dhabi megashopping scene. Look out for two 12m-high tree-themed sculptures by acclaimed South African ar…
Arts & Crafts in Breakwater

Miraj Islamic Centre

Carpets, textiles, jewellery, sculpture, exquisite vases, marble inlay furniture and calligraphy are among the artworks from around the Islamic world displayed at this top-end gallery. Great for high-quality – albei…
Mall in Breakwater

Nation Galleria

This shopping experience is not just your average mall – it houses many unique stores, extravagant eateries and a huge Wafi Gourmet, the celebrated Lebanese gourmet chain.
Fashion & Accessories in Breakwater

Avenue at Etihad Towers

Designer-led, luxury fashion items in an exclusive, opulent venue; this is boutique shopping at its finest.
Market in Al Mina & Saadiyat Island

Carpet Souq

Forget notions of bazaars selling fine Persian silk carpets, the carpet souq in Al Mina is far more authentic. This is where the average Gulf family buys a carpet for the majlis (reception room), a new portable pray…
Mall in Al Zahiyah & Al Maryah Island

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 Al Rifai (per kilogram Dhs35 to Dhs185 – try the birya…
Mall in Al Markaziyah

World Trade Center Souk

Norman Foster's immensely pleasant 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 connect…
Homewares in Al Mina & Saadiyat Island

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…