Shopping in Islamabad: Jinnah Supermarket
Islamabad is the most expensive city in Pakistan, and Jinnah Supermarket is a high-end shopping district with a wide variety of shops, large and small. People come from all over to peruse the rugs, leather goods, fabrics, flowers, books, music, and videos sold here.
The Top Shops In Jinnah Supermarket
There are antique shops, bookstores, grocers, open air cafes, imported men and women’s garments, sports items, home furnishings, flower shops, mobile shops, computer and electronic shops, gift stores, music shops, department stores, imported and local shoe stores, and a lot more within this market.
At the Saeed Book Bank, you can get some serious bargains, and the books are the real deal – not the cheap copies available at most booksellers in Pakistan. They have a great selection of art books, a large textbook section, fiction, and a reasonably big Urdu language section. Off Beat is a music store selling the latest music and much more. Chen One is the Pakistani version of IKEA that sells garments and household items under one roof. China Silks offers a selection of fabric, gift items, and China antiques, with huge varieties of color and pattern at cheap prices.
Where To Eat At Jinnah Supermarket
There are many restaurants and cafes within Jinnah Supermarket, ranging from a Pizza Hut to local cuisine. There is also a fantastic Afghan restaurant and some grocery stores with imported products within a few blocks drive.
What To Be Aware Of At Jinnah Supermarket
Jinnah Supermarket is a popular hangout spot. Expect to see trendy guys in branded outfits, with sports bikes or brand new expensive cars, and many young women who visit with families and friends for shopping. Youngsters also come here just for enjoyment and window shopping.
There is very little available parking as the market is perpetually busy, and some rather persistent beggars do stalk this area. Also, because it is a high-end market, items are expensive, so try to bargain, although at some places prices are fixed.
Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about Jinnah Supermarket shopping.