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Shopping Guide for Abu Dhabi

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A small but very cultural city, Abu Dhabi is the modern capital of the beautiful United Arab Emirates, a middle eastern gem where the winters in particular are wonderful. For people who love to shop till they drop, Abu Dhabi is the place to be in any season! This guide will take you through all the best places to shop in the city, where you can browse for various goods and have fun while doing it!

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  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Luxury Traveler

15 Places

5 City Tips

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15 Places

Yas Mall

Shopping Malls,

Dalma Mall

Shopping Malls,

The Galleria

Shopping Malls,

Madinat Zayed Shopping Center

Shopping Malls,

Marina Mall

Shopping Malls

Bawabat Al Sharq Mall

Shopping Malls

Al Mina Fish Market

, Gift & Specialty Shops

Abu Dhabi Mall

Shopping Malls,

Bawadi Mall

Shopping Malls

Khalidiyah Mall

Shopping Malls

Al Wahda Mall

Shopping Malls,

World Trade Center Mall

Shopping Malls,

Liwa Centre

Gift & Specialty Shops

Mushrif Mall

Shopping Malls,

Al Foah Mall

Shopping Malls

Mika T's City Tips

  • Alcohol is only served in bars, lounges, and restaurants which are located in hotels.
  • It is a conservative city, so dress appropriately when outdoors.
  • Taxis are the best way for traveling within the city.
  • In local markets bargaining is possible, but shops and stores have fixed prices.
  • It's super hot here in the summer, but hotels and attractions are also cheaper during this season.
  • Yas Mall
    Shopping Malls,
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    Mika T Says:

    The most popular mall in Abu Dhabi, Yas is the biggest in the city and the second largest in the UAE. With ample parking space and a huge variety of luxury international and local retailers to explore, Yas Mall is a must for all shopaholics. Moreover, it is home to the biggest cinema in the city, and when you need a break from all that shopping, there are approximately 60 restaurants and cafes to choose from.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • Parking is easy to find here.
    • Only 10 minutes from the airport.
    • The largest Debenhams department store (outside of the UK) is located here.
    • Since it's a huge mall, wear comfortable shoes so you can walk around easily.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #12 of 118 things to do in Abu Dhabi
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Good Mall 06/07/2019
    • Its big! 05/30/2019
    • Yas Mall
    Address:
    Yas Mall Yas Leisure Dr
    Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone:
    +971 800 9276255
    Hours:
    Thu - Fri
    10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Sat - Wed
    10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
  • Dalma Mall
    Shopping Malls,
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    Mika T Says:

    Popular with locals and slowly becoming a popular destination for tourists, too, Dalma Mall is a great place for some serious shopping. It has a good variety of stores to browse, and also houses a great entertainment facility (Adventure Zone) for kids.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • Adventure Zone is a lot of fun, making this mall a good option for a family shopping trip.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #36 of 118 things to do in Abu Dhabi
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • So many places of entertainment for kids 06/16/2019
    • Very interesting Place 06/08/2019
    • Dalma Mall
    Phone:
    +971 800 325626255
    Hours:
    Thu - Fri
    10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Sat - Wed
    10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
  • The Galleria
    Shopping Malls,
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    Mika T Says:

    A high end mall for high end shoppers, Galleria Mall is loaded with amazing luxury names from all over the world. These include Mulberry, Mark Jacobs, Jimmy Choo, Tory Burch, and Mochino, to name but a few. Even the cuisines on offer in the restaurants here are renowned internationally, with chains such as Zuma, Cafe Bateel, Cafe Nero, and Carluccio's.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • The Rosewood Hotel-Abu Dhabi is connected to this mall.
    • Make sure you come with plenty of cash to spend!
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #15 of 118 things to do in Abu Dhabi
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Luxury shopping experience 06/15/2019
    • Super mall 06/10/2019
    • The Galleria
    Address:
    Al Falah St
    Al Maryah Island
    Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone:
    +971 2 616 6999
    Hours:
    Thu
    10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Fri
    12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    Sat - Wed
    10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
  • Madinat Zayed Shopping Center
    Shopping Malls,
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    Mika T Says:

    Madinat Zayed Shopping Center is not just another mall catering to tourists. In fact, you probably won't find many tourists here, making it somewhat of a hidden gem! The mall is well worth seeking out, however: It houses an extravagant Gold Center where you can find both gold and diamond jewelry for really good prices. While there are also some shops selling clothes and electronics, the main attraction for me would definitely be the gold!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • The Gold Center is situated within the mall, and is a bit tricky to find. Ask for directions once you're inside.
    • Remember to bargain! While the gold itself is sold at the standard gold rate, the vendors charge a "making" fee that is negotiable.
    • This shopping center doesn't open until 4pm on Fridays.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #50 of 118 things to do in Abu Dhabi
    • An average mall with lots of cheap purchase option 05/26/2019
    • Madinat Zayed Shopping Center: shopping for everyone 05/07/2019
    • Madinat Zayed Shopping Center
    Address:
    New Airport Road
    Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone:
    +971 2 633 3311
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • Marina Mall
    Shopping Malls
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    Mika T Says:

    Marina Mall is quite popular with tourists visiting Abu Dhabi, in particular for its 100 meter-tall platform which provides great views over the city. The mall also has lots to do for the whole family, including an ice rink, a cinema, a bowling alley, and a beautiful musical fountain. All this, and of course, some top notch brands to browse.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • There is an official Manchester City Football Club store here, the first in the region.
    • The view from the top of the tower is beautiful.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #34 of 118 things to do in Abu Dhabi
    • Distinctive Architecture 06/06/2019
    • Not the best mall! 05/30/2019
    • Marina Mall
    Address:
    Marina Mall 18 St
    Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone:
    +971 2 681 2310
    Hours:
    Thu - Fri
    10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Sat - Wed
    10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
  • Bawabat Al Sharq Mall
    Shopping Malls
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    Mika T Says:

    Perhaps the best mall in Abu Dhabi, the Bawabat Al Sharq Mall building itself is impressive, with a great layout of shops, and floors which are never too crowded. It's an easy place to get your shopping done without having to walk too much, plus the kids play area, bowling alley, and Novo Cinemas complex make it good for unwinding, too.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • It has 22 restaurants and cafes, so lots to choose from.
    • Located in Baniyas, it is a bit of a drive from the main city, but it's great because this also means the mall doesn't get too busy.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #53 of 118 things to do in Abu Dhabi
    • Amazing Shakespeare Cafe at Bawabat Al Sharq Mall 11/24/2018
    • nice mall 09/30/2018
    • Bawabat Al Sharq Mall
    Address:
    Baniyas City
    Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone:
    +971 2 503 1400
    Other:
  • Al Mina Fish Market
    , Gift & Specialty Shops
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    Mika T Says:

    This is not your normal shopping mall experience! The Iranian Souq E Meena Fish Market — as the name suggests — is a traditional souk with a wonderful fish market. Here you can find all kinds of fresh seafood, from live crabs and lobsters to squid and fish. There is even a restaurant here that will cook the fish you bought for you while you wait. It doesn't get fresher than that!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    Tips
    • The Fruit and Date Market is located within walking distance (if it's not too hot). The fresh dates sold there are amazing!
    • There is an Iranian Market and Plant Nursery close by.
    • A strong smell of fish is everywhere. When you leave you will need to shower to get rid of it, and you might need to wash your clothes, too!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 57 Shopping in Abu Dhabi
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Authentic Experience 06/10/2019
    • Interesting and authentic experience ! 05/06/2019
    • Al Mina Fish Market
    Address:
    Al Meena Al Meena St
    Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone:
    +971 55 394 3358
  • Abu Dhabi Mall
    Shopping Malls,
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    Mika T Says:

    Abu Dhabi Mall is a great mall for some serious shopping. While it might not be super popular with locals, this mall has a great advantage for tourists: If you take the Big Bus hop-on hop-off tour, there is a stop right outside it! Moreover, the mall has 200 shops, and a huge number of restaurants, cafes, and other fun things to do.

    Good for
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • There is a cinema here.
    • Connected to Beach Rotana Hotel.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #35 of 118 things to do in Abu Dhabi
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Okay 06/14/2019
    • An Ok Mall 06/12/2019
    • Abu Dhabi Mall
    Address:
    Street # 2, Tourist Club
    Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone:
    +971 2 645 4858
    Hours:
    Thu
    10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Fri
    3:30 PM - 11:00 PM
    Sat - Wed
    10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
  • Bawadi Mall
    Shopping Malls
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    Mika T Says:

    Located in the popular town of Al Ain, Bawadi Mall is the largest in the area. With over 400 shops waiting to serve you, there is literally something for everyone here. There's even a Heritage Village where you can buy traditional and local gifts and souvenirs. Plus, if you are here with your family, there is a great entertainment center onsite that features a ski village, a fun rollercoaster, a cinema with eight screens, and a bowling alley.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Trendsetter
    Tips
    • This mall is a little bit of a drive from the main city center.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 44 things to do in Al Ain
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great mall 05/07/2019
    • So many Shops! 05/01/2019
    • Bawadi Mall
    Address:
    Bawadi Mall Zayed Ibn Sultan St # 137
    Al Ain 67774
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone:
    +971 3 784 0000
    Other:
  • Khalidiyah Mall
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    Mika T Says:

    Located very closely to Abu Dhabi's Corniche Beach, Khalidiyah Mall is home to some of the best international and local brands among its 160 shops. In terms of entertainment, the mall offers a 3D cinema experience, numerous arcade games, and a bowling center.

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • It's very close to the Corniche Beach, so you can visit both places in one day.
    • There is a hypermarket onsite.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #69 of 118 things to do in Abu Dhabi
    • Not so huge 03/29/2019
    • Moderate 12/23/2017
    • Khalidiyah Mall
    Address:
    Al Khalidiyah Mall Mubarak Bin Mohammed Al Nahyan St
    Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone:
    +971 2 635 4000
    Hours:
    Sun - Wed
    10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Thu - Sat
    10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • Al Wahda Mall
    Shopping Malls,
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    Mika T Says:

    Al Wahda is a very popular mall for shoppers, foodies, and fun-seeking visitors of all ages. Its wide range of stores cater to all budgets, its numerous eateries represent a great diversity of cuisines, and the onsite cinema is a good evening entertainment option for the whole family.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • There is a Paul Cafe here, a great place to have breakfast.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #24 of 118 things to do in Abu Dhabi
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Al Wahda Mall - Local's Experience 06/18/2019
    • Cinema, Food court. 06/14/2019
    • Al Wahda Mall
    Address:
    Al Wahda Mall 2 St
    Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone:
    +971 2 443 7070
    Hours:
    Sun - Wed
    10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Thu - Sat
    10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • World Trade Center Mall
    Shopping Malls,
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    Mika T Says:

    The World Trade Center Souq and Mall is a great place to experience both traditional and modern local cultures. The site of the old city center souk (market), this area is now a buzzing city hub, complete with a mall, residences, offices, and a brand new souk. The WTC Mall is connected to the souk via a bridge, and the classy souk itself is divided into three different floors, each of which offers a range of traditional local items such as Arabic henna, local spices, perfumes, and clothing.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • There is an 8-screen cinema in the mall.
    • The mall has beautiful rooftop gardens.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #43 of 118 things to do in Abu Dhabi
    • Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid is the tallest building in Abu Dhabi 06/06/2019
    • A mall with traditional style 05/11/2019
    • World Trade Center Mall
    Address:
    Al Markaziyah
    Abu Dhabi 51133
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone:
    +971 2 508 2400
    Hours:
    Thu - Fri
    10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Sat - Wed
    10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
  • Liwa Centre
    Gift & Specialty Shops
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    Mika T Says:

    Known mostly for its home decor stores, Liwa Centre is a great destination for those who enjoy shopping for furnishings and other home accessories. Two of the most popular home furnishing stores in the Middle East are located here: Home Center and Home Box.

    Good for
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • Parking can be found easily.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #27 of 57 Shopping in Abu Dhabi
    • relaxing 05/20/2017
    • Good 06/03/2016
    • Liwa Centre
    Address:
    Al Markaziyah Hamdan Bin Mohamed St
    Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone:
    +971 2 632 0344
  • Mushrif Mall
    Shopping Malls,
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    Mika T Says:

    A mega mall stretching across three floors, Mushrif Mall has a great mix of amazing shopping brands, classy eateries, leisure activities, and entertainment options for the whole family.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • The first Jimmy's Killer Prawns in Abu Dhabi is located here.
    • Located very close to the Hilton Capital Grand Hotel.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #39 of 118 things to do in Abu Dhabi
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Yummy Chicken 06/05/2019
    • Perhaps our favourite Mall in AD 06/04/2019
    • Mushrif Mall
    Address:
    Hadbat Al Zaafran Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Rd
    Abu Dhabi 4048
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone:
    +971 2 690 4422
    Hours:
    Sun - Wed
    10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Thu - Sat
    10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • Al Foah Mall
    Shopping Malls
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    Mika T Says:

    One of the most recent addition to the city's extravagant list of malls, Al Foah is a great place to unwind, shop, and enjoy a good day out. It holds a lot under one roof; with all kinds of stores to browse, from clothes and accessories to books and toys.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • There is a 12-screen cinema onsite.
    • The huge hypermarket here is great for picnic supplies and travel snacks.
    • This clean mall doesn't get too crowded.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #23 of 44 things to do in Al Ain
    • Great hypermarket and movie theatre! 01/02/2018
    • A family fun mall 10/06/2016
    • Al Foah Mall
    Address:
    Al Ain-Dubai Road (E 66 Road), Msaibeekh
    Al Ain
    United Arab Emirates
    Phone:
    +971 3 704 1010
    Other:
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