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Souks of Abu Dhabi

Explore charm, authenticity, creativity and so much more. Immerse yourself in the wonder of Abu Dhabi's souks and find everything from vintage items and traditional handicrafts to rich spices and heady scents.

Come along on a unique cultural journey, and learn more about Abu Dhabi's most iconic souks!

Mina Market

Representing the essence of culture since the early 70s, the Mina Market, also known as Souk Al Mina, stands as a cherished heritage hub. This market remains an important destination for both locals and residents in search of the finest ingredients, housing numerous seafood and fresh produce vendors. Immerse yourself in Emirati culture as you observe the dynamic exchanges between locals and merchants, relish in the freshness of the food, and embrace the vibrant ambiance of this bustling traditional market. Be sure to explore neighbouring furniture shops as well, where you can find genuine hand-crafted carpets and Yemeni mattresses at unbeatable prices.

Al Ain Souk

Located in the serene oasis city of Al Ain, this souk is the epitome of Abu Dhabi's rich heritage. It stands as one of the rare remaining markets in the UAE that authentically preserves the raw essence of a traditional marketplace. At Al Ain Souk, immerse yourself in the local ambiance, hone your bargaining skills, and capture captivating snapshots of the dynamic everyday life within the souk.

Souk Al Zafarana

Souk Al Zafarana is a hidden gem that artfully harmonises authentic Emirati culture and tradition with a contemporary backdrop. Situated in the heart of Al Ain, just 90 minutes away from Abu Dhabi, this destination promises a charming fusion of delights. Discover an array of traditional garments, incense, spices, henna, oud, and so much more. Explore the Mubdia Village, a market enclave crafted exclusively for and by women. Immerse yourself in an unparalleled atmosphere that enlightens and educates, offering an authentic glimpse into the rich tapestry of Emirati culture.

Souk Al Bawadi and Souk Al Qaws

Embrace the essence of winter in Abu Dhabi with a must-visit to these two captivating outdoor markets. Adjacent to the expansive Bawadi Mall in Al Ain, the markets are just a short 90-minute drive from the bustling capital. Souk Al Qaws boasts practical stores surrounded by remarkable architectural settings, offering over 40 service outlets ranging from banks and money exchanges to travel agencies. Souk Al Bawadi reflects a nostalgic heritage charm, housing more than 50 shops brimming with traditional treasures and delightful souvenirs.

The Souk at Qaryat Al Beri

Tucked within the embrace of Abu Dhabi's Khor Al Maqta lies The Souk at Qaryat Al Beri, which reimagines the Arabian market. A modern twist on tradition, it offers handcrafted traditional treasures alongside popular modern-day indulgences. Explore on abra boats through winding canals. Admire the fusion of Arabian and Venetian architecture. Indulge in dining with Grand Canal and Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque views. Discover diverse shops with jewellery, accessories, clothing, fragrances, antiques, furniture, and carpets. 

All that glistens here is gold

Discover Abu Dhabi's iconic gold souk and explore a rich array of fine gold, diamond, and pearl jewellery.

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