Abu Dhabi Mall and Marina Mall are the two biggest shopping centers in Abu Dhabi. Nice place to hang out for the weekend and enjoy a cup of coffee. Personally, I prefer Marina Mall which has more food outlets and more selection of shops. The usual brands like LV, Giordano, G2000, Bossini can easily be found in the malls in Abu Dhabi. There's an Ikea in Marina Mall.
I spent the entire evening window-shopping at both malls and had a cup of coffee at Starbucks. Nothing great about this malls (compared to other cities) but it provides an escape from the desert!
As I learned, every town in Arabic world has its own Souq or local market.
What to buy: The one in Abu Dhabi is interesting to see but unless you want to save money and buy "Adibos" running shoes - I wouldn't recommend shopping there.
Everything is very cheap though and you can buy almost anything.
This complex has a lot of sports stores selling fake stuff that looks its the real thing :)
What to buy: watches, jewellery, clothes, sporting goods, antiques.
What to pay: BARGAIN! you can get stuff for half the price the salesclerk is offering most of the time.
Marina Mall is new mall, located on the beach area in AD. The location is great there are plenty of parking area.
Between Mid-2-High brands
Well known brands,
Best shop (( SAVE THE QUEEN ))
What to buy: Well...I do shop and go 2 shops that we dont have in Dubai........sometimes I got better rates.