Frequently asked questions about shopping in Abu Dhabi

The biggest mall in Abu Dhabi is Yas Mall which is spread across 2.5 million square feet and has over 400 brands, a 20-screen cinema and a family entertainment zone

When in Abu Dhabi, a must-visit are the traditional marketplaces, better known as ‘souks’. Here are the top souks in Abu Dhabi:

When shopping in Abu Dhabi, you can easily buy clothes, jewellery, perfumes, electronics, carpets and more, that are of good quality and reasonably priced. In smaller stores, you can even bargain your way to a more suitable price point.

Popular items to buy from Abu Dhabi’s shopping malls and souks are:

  • Souvenirs
  • Camel milk products like soaps and chocolates
  • Dates
  • Gold jewellery
  • Traditional Arabian coffee, perfumes and incense

Good quality traditional incense (Bakhoor), essential perfume oils (Attar), dates, gold jewellery and Persian carpets and rugs are considerably cheaper to buy in the UAE.