Souk Qaryat Al Beri

Market in Sheikh Zayed Mosque Area

Image by Lindsey Parry Lonely Planet

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 Arabia, including oil-based perfumes, cookies made with camel's milk, chocolate-covered dates and handcrafted jewellery. Some small stalls sell souvenirs and craft items.