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Gifts & Souvenirs from Abu Dhabi

Shopping is something of a national pastime in Abu Dhabi, probably because there are so many fabulous malls and souks (markets) around town. Discover your new favourite place to shop, from ultra-modern malls housing the latest brands to smaller souk-like outlets where you can purchase UAE souvenirs, gifts, traditional perfumes, handicrafts, spices and carpets.

Thinking about what to buy in Abu Dhabi? Or maybe you're looking to purchase Abu Dhabi souvenirs as a gift, why not get into a traditional frame of mind? Ornate wooden carvings, local art, gold jewellery and carpets reflect the beauty and enchantment of Abu Dhabi's Arabian heritage. From the smallest silver pillbox to a large hand-knotted carpet, souvenirs come in all shapes and sizes and can often be bought in Abu Dhabi for more reasonable prices than in other emirates.

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