The Galleria: The most luxurious place in Abu Dhabi!
Luxurious. This was the first word that came in my mind when I saw The Galleria. Its new, a bit small, but very classy. From their main entrance, you can see an incredible view of the city. The best place in Abu Dhabi to watch the sunset, I guess. They have a very nice promenade, wherein you can walk around, and there are restaurants that have outdoor seating so you can enjoy the view and the atmosphere.
What to buy: This place probably have most luxurious brands known globally. They have Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Gucci, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry, Saint Laurent Paris, Balenciaga, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, and so much more! They don't have Chanel though. Which is fine, as you can find other alternatives. Plus, these stores actually compliments their food outlets! From Godiva, Carluccio's, Zuma, Sushi Art, to Almaz by Momo, Armani Caffe, and Bentley Bistro & Bar! Everything's prolly all that fancy!
What to pay: Since we're talking about high-end brands here, you'll probably spend thousands of dirhams, except for the food outlets maybe.
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Ikea Home store: Be prepared to splurge!
In case you already have Ikea in your country, then maybe it is not a big deal. But for me Ikea stores are a place I look forward to shopping in since I find their products, reasonable, reliable and exclusive. We do not have Ikea stores in India.
What to buy: Home decor products, Linens, garden equipment, furnishing, furniture and much more.
Marina Mall: Malls
Like all Malls, shopping takes on a different flavour in the Gulf. To be inside an airconditioned environment with everything under one roof is wonderful. The dÃ©cor is also tasteful and pleases the eye.
The variety of shops means you can find almost anything you need, or just window shop. Just a sample: Woolworths. Plug-ins
Leave the children at Fun City.
Go to the Foodcourt next to Fun City.
Have a juice drink on the ground floor near a fountain..
Go to Carrefour hypermarket at basement level where anything and everything is available.
What to buy: Spoiled for choice.
What to pay: For cheap things, go to Carrefour.
For designer outfits wander and take your pick.
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Ferrari World Shops: Ferrari World Shops
Going on a Ferrari World Tour in Yas Island in Abu Dhabi is quite an experience as it is the only ferari themed park in the world! and what is a tour of the park without the obligatory shopping for ferrari and ferrari world souvenirs? there are a few of ferrari world shops around the complex, with the largest on the exit area, where you can buy tons and tons of scuderia ferrari and ferrari world souvenirs like shirts, caps, mugs, shot glasses, fridge magnets, keychains, ferrari car models, shorts, racing gear, lunch boxes and a lot more.
The Shops at Ferrari World Opens at 11:00 am to 9:00 pm everyday (except monday-closed)
What to buy: all the scuderia ferrari and ferrari world themed items that you want like shirts, car models, rubber shoes, caps, fridge magnets and a lot more. but the prices here are high and no haggling is allowed and unless you know a ferrari world employee (if yes, they can give you a ferrari world employee discount of 20 to 25% hehehe) then the prices of the items are still the same.
What to pay: AED 55 for fridge magnets, AED 45 for shot glasses, AED 180 to 250 for caps, AED 300 to 400 for polo shirts and a lot more. (less 20 to 25% if you know a ferrari world employee and he swipes his ferrari world employee discount card on the items you buy).
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Mina Center: small two story mall
Mina center is multifunctional Shopping Mall with a very quite atmospher for families. There is a huge branch of AD coop Hypermarket.
In addition to electonix shop called Costless Electronics. Morover, you will find the Carpet House which include wide range of carppets. in the mall you will find also Laundry , Kids Game Zone ( an area where your kids can spend time enjoy and play), Money Exchange, Cofee Shop and resturants.
What to buy: I like to buy books from The united bookshop (known as jareer previously) and I like to buy cookware from Abdulkareem shop. Umm I also like the 2XL furniture showroom they have nice furniture and accessories for home as well http://www.2xlme.com.
AD coop Hypermarket ( grocery, Butchery Section, Fresh Vegetable & Fruits Section, Bakery area).
Costless Electronics the largest electronics Super-store, combining the world's leading electronic brands under a single roof.Wide selection of multi-brand elecronic products for all your requirements, which will adore your wish
Carpet House which include wide range of carppets (Turky, Persion, china made..etc)
What to pay: I prefer cash because some of the shops has the credit facility and some doesn't but don't worry there are many ATM Counters
Al Khalidyah Mall: Architecturally inspired by arabic traditions
The mall has provision for 160 retail outletswith diffrent stores like debenhams, accessorise, Naomi..etc .
As well as resturants and cafe.
moreover, there is a three story supermarket (Lulu) for grocery.
In the mall also include amusement area. Bowling alleys, billiards, virtual games and a soft play area for the little ones. In addition to 4 cinema halls.
What to buy: all what women, men, and kids need starting from the shoe till the hat.
What to pay: there is ATM machines in the mall so you can get cash at any time. you can use either US dollar or UAE Dirhams (prefer Dirhams) and any kind of Visa, Master card.
ABu Dhabi Shopping mall: Abu Dhabi Mall
Abu Dhabi Mall, which officially opened 15 April 2001 is the best in shopping with over 220 stores comprising of children's, women's and men's fashion stores, make-up and perfume, music, soft-furnishings, household furniture, electrical goods, gifts, health-food, pharmacies, confectionery, dates, sportswear, books and stationery including the city's preferred grocer Abu Dhabi Co-op.
Entertainment for the whole family with a Cineplex plus two action-packed kid's entertainment centers and visiting artists regularly entertaining the crowds.
Open 10-22(to 23 on Thursdays) except Fridays 1530-2200. Hypermarket midnight, some restaurants open till 23 or 02.
What to buy: It houses everything from The Body Shop, Benetton,Mango, Mothercare..etc in addition to all the major High St brands eg. Oasis, Next, as well as international haute couture are well represented.
Some of the best buys include gold, chocolates and antiques.
In Abu Dhabi Mall you can find everything from affordable fashion, exclusive designer labels and accessories to gifts, jewellery, music, and electronics.
What to pay: depends on what you buy. However, the prices are almost the same as USA and Europe with littel difference plus or minus 5 to 10 us dollars.
AL Wehdah: New peacefull atmospher
The mall opend on Y2007and consist of four levels.
Like any mall You will find varaiaty of products i.e fashion,cloth,brands, bags,shoes,opticals, Electronix
You also can have a meal or drink a coffee in one of its food resturants or cafe.
There is a wonderfull Salon called Nails Art located at al wahda mall I like to do padicare and municare there a very charmy peacfull place with a very cheap price only 20$
What to buy: For those who like Books or send greeting Cards you can go to shops like Grafika, Gulf greetings Hallmark, Magrudy's , Posters at alwahda mall.
for Technology lovers they can head to ElectronicsShop like Axiom , Eon, Jumbo, Nokia,Techlink at alwahda mall.
And for ladies who like Fashion AccessoriesShop you can find gatha ,Aldo Accessories, Bijoux Terner, Claire's .
For thoes who like Home ware & FurnitureShop you will find Dwell , ID Design, Textura.
if you would like to buy Jewellery/Watches go to Al Futtaim Jewellery, Damas Les Exclusive,
Dancing Bird, One Minute , Pure Gold , Rivoli Arcade , The Watch House.
LingerieShop like La Perla, La Vie en Rose, Lasenza, Nayomi and Spoylt
OpticalShop like Occhiali, Opti Fashion, Pearle Opticians ,Sun Spot , Sunglass Hut , Yateem
After all you will feel hungry and would like to eat in one of the popular resturant in the same shopping mall Food CourtShop like Baskin Robbins, Beirut Restaurant, Burger King, Chicking, China Wall, City Deli , Dunkin Donuts , Hardee's , Herfy , IL Forno, KFC, McDonald's , Pizza Hut, Express , Shamiana, Sugoi, Thai Express, Barista, Cafe, Cafe de la Paix, Cosi , Costa, Dome Cafe, Fuddruckers, Starbucks, The noodle House, Tonic Juice Bar
Or you would like to have some snacks, sweet or ice cream go to Baskin Robbins, Galler Chocolate , Morelli's Gelato.
All the above mentioned shops or resturants are located at al wahdah mall
go and check the mall web site
What to pay: it differ from item to another starting from 3 us dollar to ..........?! dollars, you can use cash or any criedt card.
In the Mall you can find different banks ATM's and bank branches like Baroda, Standard Chartered Bank
private shop: Super cheap laptops
What to buy: I'm selling as-good-as-new lap tops at bottom prices!
3 DELL laptops (Inspiron and latitude) and 1 HP laptop (Pavilion)
The laptops are almost new with installed legal operating systems.
Don't miss this out!
What to pay: contact me for details!
Lulu Hypermarket: The cheapest grocery
Quality products, and lots of them, at some of the best prices in town. Electrical goods, cosmetics, stationery, men's suits, casual clothes, toys and much much more.
Under one roof, play area for children, food court, money exchange centers and bank counters besides a panoply of international and regional brands.
What to buy: Mostly for Indian pavilion
Abu Dhabi Mall: Shopping can be a pleasure
This is the largest shop in Abu Dhabi. Lots of clothes and footwear! A sea of discounts! A lot of places to have a snack or a full enjoyable meal.
What to buy: Clothes, footwear.
The dress in the picture was bought at the Abu Dhabi Mall for a ridiculous price equivalent to USD 150. And I must say I looked real gourgeous in this dreaa at the New Year Party this year!
What to pay: I spent about USD 600, all for high quality clothes and footwear
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Mohammed Rasool Khoory & Sons: Luxury Watch
Very nice,elegant and luxurious. I bought my new addition to my watch collection here. I bought a Frederique Constant Runabout limited time piece. I got a 30% discount and i have serial number 290 of 1888.
What to buy: They sell Tudor, Ebel, Frederique Constant and more.
What to pay: Always check online before doing a purchase. Some times its cheaper online by 100-300$. But in this case i saved 200$ andgota limited edition the ones I saw online are not limited edition.
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King Star Textiles: good collection of cotton, chiffons and puresilk
this shop has a very good collection of textiles fabrics.. in cotton, chiffons and pure silk.. and they even have material for local men kandura.. and mens suting and shirting
What to pay: they are very resonablely priced .. but sill u can ask for more discount..
- Women's Travel
AL Falah Plaza: the cheapest shopping centres in town
Open 0900-1400, 1630-2330
Regarded as one of the cheapest shopping centres in town, but lacking most things designer.
. It houses 3 Floors of supermarket, clothings, furniture and electronics on the basement level. Value for money store.
What to buy: A cafe, music shop and all the usual outlets are present, with a ground floor supermarket.
Marina Mall: Shopping
You can find the most common chain stores here, as well as few locals ones. There is a food court and kids amusement area.
What to buy: You can buy Arabic perfumes and incense inside the mall.
What to pay: Average UAE mall prices. More expensive than UK for clothing but sales are on regularly.
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