Shoppers will think that they’ve arrived in heaven on discover of Abu Dhabi’s range of shopping malls and souks. Ultra-modern malls selling every brand known to man contrast with Arabian souks that specialise in perfumes, spices and carpets on every corner.
Discover unbelievable bargains, like getting a tailor-made suit, or splash your cash on haute-couture outfits: Abu Dhabi has it all. Prices are often very reasonable, and haggling is expected – the better your bargaining skills, the better your deal will be!
Typically, shops open from around 10am to 10pm, and later on weekends. Some shops will close for lunch, from around 1pm – 4pm, but the larger malls tend to stay open. However, hours do change during Ramadan so be sure to check if you’re visiting during this period.
Abu Dhabi’s malls are a welcome escape from the summer sun, and offer an air-conditioned oasis that contain everything you need – from shops to food, and play areas to entertainment. Thanks to late night opening hours, you can be sure you’ll fit everything in during a day.
The most exclusive malls, The Galleria and the Avenue are worth visiting, even if you don’t plan on spending a fortune, while Marina Mall and Yas Mall are a brilliant day out for any budget.
Great entertainment can be found in all the major malls, from snow zones to extreme sports, ensuring that even the non-shoppers will have a great time. Cinema, shows and live events take place several times a day, and with plenty of restaurants to choose from, it’s an easy way to spend a day.