Abu Dhabi Shopping
Abu Dhabi is located on the coast, just off the mainland of the United Arab Emirates. The capital city of the UAE is beautiful in its own right to visit, but the shopping attracts tourists to the city year round. We have put together just a small list of some of the more popular places to shop while visiting Abu Dhabi.
Duty Free Stores
There are three terminals at the Abu Dhabi International Airport, but terminal 3 is the most modern. While there are plenty of duty free options within the airport, terminal 3 has some of the best selection. The entire terminal is filled with shops to purchase food, gold and jewelry, accessories, fashion, cosmetics, and more. Tourists can shop name brand companies such as Burberry, Bulgari, Emporio Armani, Fendi, Coach, Polo Ralph Lauren, Fine Gold Jewelry, Mont Blanc, Christian Dior, and much more. The duty free shops at terminal 3 are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Ikea Home Store
Ikea stores are not everywhere and can be quite a treat for tourists who do not have the luxury of visiting an Ikea often. The home furnishing store has several products to choose from that are offered at a reasonable price. Ikea products are fashionable, modern, and very reliable. The store carries everything from home decor, furniture, garden equipment, linens, and much more.
With high end brands, the Galleria is one of the newer shopping centers in Abu Dhabi. The mall is smaller in size but is very classy. From the entrance to the mall, tourists are instantly treated to an incredible view of the city. Inside the mall, shoppers can browse the stores of high end retailers such as Burberry, Prada, Gucci, Dolce and Gabanna, Michael Kors, and more. Even the food outlets provide a selection of upscale dining options such as Armani Cafe and Godiva.
The entire mall is located under one air conditioned roof making for a much more enjoyable shopping experience. There are many designer outlets for shoppers to browse. The mall also has a wonderful food court that is adjacent for a place for children to play. The mall is located on Maina Island off the Corniche.
Ferrari World Shops
Located at the only Ferrari theme park in the world, shoppers can browse the Ferrari store after completing their tour of the theme park. Inside the Ferrari store, shoppers can pick up any number of Ferrari themed souvenirs and goods. While there are many shops within the theme park, the largest shop is located at the exit. Shoppers can find shirts, mugs, magnets, and shirts for purchase. The Ferrari store is open from 11:00 am until 9:00 pm daily, with exception to Mondays when the store is closed. Expect some high prices when shopping at Ferrari. A magnet will set you back about AED 55, while a shirt could cost around AED 400.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about Abu Dhabi shopping.