Find everything from luxury shops with the latest designer items, to small, souk-like outlets where you can buy traditional perfumes, handicrafts, spices and carpets.
In Abu Dhabi city and Al Ain there are numerous ultra-modern malls with a range of stores selling everything, tax-free, from the latest beauty products and watches from the world’s top brands, to locally-made souvenirs. In Souk at Qaryat Al Beri and the new Central Market you’ll find shops selling all the perfumes of Arabia sitting happily side-by-side the latest beauty stores.
Down at the capital’s Mina area you’ll find the Carpet Souk (market) where you can pick up a souvenir to last forever – don’t forget to bargain!
Top buys in Abu Dhabi are gold and ethnic jewellery, carpets, perfumes, a whole array of date produce and intriguing souvenirs.