There are so many incredible shopping opportunities in Abu Dhabi. Home to numerous large shopping malls and unique individual outlets, travellers will have no trouble finding exciting stores to explore. Abu Dhabi is the perfect place to purchase carpets, textiles and gold at excellent prices. There are also a number of traditional markets or souks to wander, including the Al Mina Fruit and Vegetable Souk and the Ali Ain Souk.
Among the bustling cultural district of Saadiyat Island lies a world-class shopping destination. Visitors will find some of the biggest names in design and fashion with the likes of Dior, Vuitton and Chanel being a few on offer. For shopaholics with a healthy budget, this is a golden opportunity. Or you can always indulge in aspirational window shopping.
The island layout caters specifically to tourist convenience. Abu Dhabi’s best museums and galleries are within a short walking distance. There are a number of leisure activities also accessible at the beach. Living up to its confident name, The District has plenty to offer.
The revamped Saturday Market at Yas Marina is a comprehensive collection of new and old items. Despite the name, it is now a monthly occurrence, home to pop-up shops and Abu Dhabi’s first official car boot sale. As with any market, the key to browsing is patience.
The market not only offers an immersive shopping experience, it gives you the chance to sell your own wares. Rent a stall to free up some luggage space.
The Middle East is renowned for its large-scale shopping and Dalma Mall upholds the tradition. It’s the biggest shopping mall in Abu Dhabi, which itself is a feat.
Dalma Mall caters to all needs, including food, fashion, and department stores. It is also home to the Cine Royal, Abu Dhabi’s largest Cineplex with 14 screens and a combined 2,130 seats.
It is easily accessible from Maqta Bridge and the airport and is a great place to start the shopping experience.
If one thing is clear, it’s that Abu Dhabi loves a mall. Al Ain is undergoing large-scale expansion that has so far opened an additional 130 shops, with more on the way. Shoppers can now find luxury brands and high-end fashion complemented by quality food outlets.
Al Ain Mall is aiming to establish itself as the regional super mall. The tagline for the renovation – ‘an enduring voyage to supremacy’ – reflects Abu Dhabi’s widespread commitment to expansion.
Yas Mall is your one-stop shopping centre for all things retail, entertainment, and dining. Located on Abu Dhabi’s vibrant Yas Island, experience 370 stores across three levels, including a luxury cinema and high-quality cafes. It’s a bustling retail gateway.
No need to worry about logistics, Yas Mall is easy to reach - just five minutes from the airport, 25 minutes from central Abu Dhabi, and 45 minutes from Dubai. It’s easy to fill a whole day in Yas Island – the Waterworld, racetrack, and golf links are all nearby. With so much to do in one place, you’ll be spoilt for choice.