Souk Al Zafarana

Abu Dhabi

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Souk Al Zafarana

This relatively new souk still manages to capture the authentic Arabian atmosphere and sells all sorts of goods: traditional clothing, spices, and much more. The souk even features a separate section catering to women only.

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  • Address: Souk Al Zafarana, Abu Dhabi


Whether you choose to haggle for a bargain at a bustling market – otherwise known as a souk – or spend time in a lavish air conditioned mall just off the Corniche, shopping in Abu Dhabi will be a memorable experience. Traditional purchases include carpets, rugs, textiles, gold and spices, all of which can be found in dedicated souks where lots of stalls selling the same thing are grouped together. An example is the Gold Souk, not far from the Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al-Maktoum Street. Such items can be found in general souks too, or in specialist shops. Souks are also good for finding antiques or craft items to take home as souvenirs. In contrast, the shopping malls tend to be full of expensive jewellery and designer fashion.