Abu Dhabi is a modern metropolis, which impresses with an amazing combination of endless deserts and skyscrapers, beautiful beaches and shady boulevards.

In addition, with its ultra-modern malls, Abu Dhabi is a great destination for shopping.

Shopping malls of Abu Dhabi are huge, and perfectly air-conditioned, so it’s quite possible to hide from the summer heat and enjoy amazing shopping inside of them. By the way, in these shopping malls you can walk with your family, meet friends and just have fun.

Each of the centers of Abu Dhabi offers a wide variety of separate shops, therefore they are very popular. So, let’s check out the greatest ones…

Abu Dhabi Mall

Abu Dhabi Mall was opened in 2001, and nowadays it features 220 stores, a cinema and a bowling club, 40 restaurants, an entertainment center with a children’s playground. You can buy there anything you like – from fashion and technology to perfumes and different souvenirs. Among the world famous brands presented in Abu Dhabi Mall are: Ecco, Adidas, Lacoste, Aldo, Gant, Nike, H&M, Levis, Swatch, Zara, Springfield, Oxygen, Mango and much more. Speaking about restaurants, there are such well-known ones as Starbucks, Baskin Robins, MCDonalds and KFC.

Address: 9th street, Abu Dhabi Mall Rd

Operating Hours: Thursday and Friday 10am-11pm, Saturday-Wednesday 10am-10pm


Marina Mall

Located near the Corniche Hotel, Marina Mall is one of the most popular ‘trading flagships’ of Abu Dhabi. It’s designed for the diverse buyers with different financial possibilities, which makes it attractive for each visitor. In Marina Mall you will find chain stores, luxury boutiques, hypermarkets, grocery supermarket, Mercedes-Benz showroom, I-MAX cinema, children’s entertainment complex, ice skating rink, bowling center and lots of restaurants. Totally, there are over 400 shops gathered under the huge roof of Marina Mall.

Address: Breakwater area, Abu Dhabi

Operating Hours: Thursday and Friday 10am-12am, Saturday-Wednesday 10am-10pm

Marina Mall @ Abu Dhabi

Khalidiyah Mall

This shopping and entertainment center is situated just within a few minutes from the Corniche Beach. The hallmark of this three-story shopping paradise is its unique design. The whole architecture, interior and exterior of Khalidiyah Mall is decorated in Arabic style. So, if you want to feel the atmosphere of oriental bargaining, then welcome to Khalidiyah Mall. Inside of the mall there are more than 160 stores of such famous brands as Debenhams and BHS. In addition, Khalidiyah Mall offers luxurious cafes and restaurants, as well as a big courtyard. There is also an entertainment area with arcade slot machines, bowling and a 3-D cinema.

Address: Mubarak Bin Mohammed Street, Abu Dhabi

Operating Hours: Monday-Sunday 9am-12am


(photo by Eddy Tan)

Al Raha Mall

Al Raha shopping center provides great opportunities for entertainment, relaxation and of course, shopping. Al Raha is a huge mall in the Abu Dhabi area of the same name, which offers both goods of the world famous brands and locally produced goods. So, if you want to purchase clothes, shoes and souvenirs made in the UAE, set off to Al Raha Mall.

The complex includes several cozy cafes, restaurants and snack bars serving international dishes for any taste. Also, there’s a children’s play area and 2 cinemas.

Address: Channel St, Abu Dhabi

Operating Hours: Monday-Sunday 10am-11pm

(photo by Chu)

Al Wahda Mall

Al Wahda Mall is a medium-sized shopping mall with 145 stores of various specializations. This spacious shopping and entertainment center with a transparent roof and many large and small shops will be very interesting for almost any customer. In Al Wahda Mall you’ll be able to buy goods both of local and international brands such as Gap, Pierre Cardin, Missha, Body Shop, Banana Republic, Springfield, Orlando Sports, Pimkie, Next, Inglot, Mothercare and much more.

Address: Hazza Bin Zayed St, Old Airport Rd, Al Wahda, Abu Dhabi

Operating Hours: Sunday-Wednesday 10am-11pm, Thursday-Saturday 10am-12am

Al Wahda Mall, Abu Dhabi

Mushrif Mall

The four-storey Mushrif Mall complex combines good shopping with entertainment and high-class food. This is a great spot both for renewing your wardrobe, and buying household appliances and electronics. Mushrif Mall includes about 200 stores of various directions. The total area of ​​the complex is 56 thousand square meters. The highlight of Mushrif Mall is a huge indoor grocery market, where you have the opportunity to purchase fresh local delicacies. In addition to products and clothes, Mushrif Mall sells household goods, cosmetics and perfumes, jewelry, various gifts and souvenirs. By the way, there’s an entertainment center and a multiple selection of restaurants for any taste.

Address: 25th st, Airport Road, Al Mushrif, Abu Dhabi

Operating Hours: Sunday-Wednesday 10am-10pm, Thursday-Saturday 10am-11pm

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Dalma Mall

Dalma Mall is situated on the Tarif Al Ain highway near Abu Dhabi Airport. There is everything you need for good shopping and leisure: from shops with men’s and women’s clothing of European brands to jewelry stores, shops with perfumes and cosmetics.  Also, there’s a multiplex with 14 rooms and game zones for kids.

Address: 19th Street, Musaffah, Abu Dhabi

Operating Hours: Thursday and Friday 10am-12am, Saturday-Wednesday 10am-10pm


(photo by Discover Abu Dhabi)

Abu Dhabi is a great shopping and entertainment center of the UAE. A huge selection of fashion malls makes it a very attractive destination for the fans of shopping. So, if you’re among inveterate shopaholics or just want to make some purchases, set off to the malls of Abu Dhabi. Want to find them easily? Well, then rent a car in Abu Dhabi and go!

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