If there's any city in the world that takes shopping seriously, it's Abu Dhabi. Global brands as well as shoppers from the GCC* and beyond flock to the capital to appreciate the grandiosity and ease of its shopping malls.
In an effort to create indoor recreation as thrilling as its outdoor counterpart, Abu Dhabi has built shopping malls with a zest known nowhere else in the world. So, it's no wonder that stepping into an Abu Dhabi shopping mall is an experience in itself and simply must be done even if you aren't in town to shop. Abu Dhabi has a vast choice of luxurious mega malls, local malls and traditional style souks dotted across the city. The wide marble - lined avenues, air - condi tioning, convenient on - site car parking and vast array of international brands has helped shopping become a popular attraction for tourists and residents alike throughout the year. Whether you're looking for the perfect souvenir , designer handbag, a beach dress. children's toy or pair of shoes, the choice is endless In addition to a superb retail experience, the city's malls offer world - class entertainment attractions and dining outlets, and they are all open late so you can shop and dine until the late evening.
[*] a regional, intergovernmental political and economic union that consists of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates – the Gulf Cooperation Council