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Virgin Megastore is the music-lovers' paradise: all sorts of records, including vinyl, are on sale here, along with video games, electronic gadgets and all sorts of related accessories. Other Virgin Megastores in Abu Dhabi: - Al Wahda Mall: Hazza Bin Zayed Street, Abu Dhabi / +971 2 445 3327 - YAS Mall: Yas Island, Abu Dhabi / +971 2 565 1319
- Address: Abu Dhabi Mall, Al Zahiya Area, Abu Dhabi
- Phone: +971 2 644 7882
- More Info: www.virginmegastore.ae
- More Info: 10:00-22:00 (Sunday to Wednesday) 10:00-23:00 (Thursday to Saturday)
- More Info: www.facebook.com/virginmena
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.