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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thats an interesting place to visit for everybody who wants to buy dates. Many variations in quality and price and good sales people giving some useful advice related to dates.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MrVisittheworld
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The dates market is very clean and well laid. The shopkeepers provide variety of dates, chocolates and spices. The shops are providing quality products and also enable one to taste the products before purchasing. It is one of the best food market one can expect.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AK G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very busy place and crowded with tourists. Crowds move through fairly quickly. Get to try different types of dates

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jayne D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So this is another pit stop on a day tour of Abu Dhabi. Described as visit to a dates market. This is nothing like it. It is definitely not a market. It is two rows of shops selling dates and other things. It seemed to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SalimM
Reviewed 10 February 2019

A bit out of the way to get there, as it is near the harbor, but Uber works. Lots of different stores, and all willing to let you try their dates. It was a lot of fun trying varieties that I had never heard of....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AtlantaDybbuk
Reviewed 8 February 2019

Close to the harbour are a number of shops selling different types of dates. Nice to see the variaties and eventually to taste one or two dates, but this is more a tourist stop than a place of interest.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank PatrickH859
Reviewed 21 January 2019

wow, this market is great for tasting and buying a variety of dates and fruits... The shopkeepers will offer free dates to taste with a smile.

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

In my opinion, the Abu Dhabi date market isn't worth visiting. This is not a souk, or traditional market place. It's basically a quadrangle of stores, with doors closed to maintain air conditioned sales areas. This didnt stop vendors from standing outside to coax shoppers...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nuala P
Reviewed 15 January 2019

A visual and sensory delight! Who knew that there were so many different kinds of dates and so many ways to use dates? We certainly didn't! The variety is a little overwhelming since we wanted to but literally everything that we saw! LOL!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Miriam W
Reviewed 14 January 2019 via mobile

My Indian tour guide took me to an Indian owned shop. Tasted some varieties of dates and purchased the one covered by chocolates. It’s a hit as I expected. I can find dates in India, but dates here seem to be special.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Response from ggadelmawla | Reviewed this property |
Dates market is open every day all day long.