Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, is as famous for its luxury shopping as its sister city Dubai. If you have an eye for the most prestigious luxury brands, you will not need to leave Abu Dhabi to satisfy your needs.
There is a wealth of great malls and souks in Abu Dhabi. Here are 3 of the best:
Don’t be surprised to see Lamborghinis, flanked by towering palm trees, on sale in the central atrium of the Marina Mall. With hundreds of top brands distributed over four levels, Marina Mall is a massive draw for shopping. Set on the Corniche breakwater, not far from the Emirates Palace, this mall has a cinema, bowling alley, observatory, and the famous musical fountains.
With its ultra-modern, arched front, the Galleria stands out as a mall for luxury goods and designer labels. With 130 units, the Galleria is a shopper’s paradise. Located on Al Maryah Island, the Galleria offers a remarkable view of the bustling city and waterfront. It delivers first-class dining too. Indulge your taste buds at Cafe Bateel or the high-end Japanese restaurant, Zuma.
Avenue at Etihad Towers
Avenue at Etihad Towers houses 34 of the world’s premier luxury brands under one roof. The mall’s interior is a sumptuous combination of deep blue and gold. Semi-precious stones adorn the walls and flooring, modernist glass pillars and water feature. Towering windows offer panoramic views of the Gulf’s turquoise waters. Here you will find the best in men’s and women’s fashion, watches, and jewelry. Brands include Versace, Rolex, Cartier, and Hermes. Many of the boutiques offer private VIP rooms and a personal shopper service.
These are just a few of the best shopping experiences available in Abu Dhabi, and they make for an attractive complement to shopping in Dubai