The most important markets in Dubai
Abu Dhabi has wonderful popular markets that are no less important than the luxurious markets in Abu Dhabi, as they receive thousands of visitors from residents and tourists alike. We review the most important.
This charming traditional market was designed by Egyptian designer Abdel Rahman Makhlouf, and it was opened in 1968 and became one of the most popular markets in Abu Dhabi at that time. The market still retains its popularity as it includes thousands of various shops, such as perfume shops, spices, artwork, carpets, fabrics, bags, and gold.
2- Carpet market
It is located on the road near the main port, and offers a bouquet of machine-made carpets and Yemeni mattresses, where visitors can buy high-quality products at a reasonable price, and some traders can also get soft pillows in the style of traditional Arab majlis, but at very reasonable prices.
The process of buying carpets in this market will take many hours, because customers will be confused by the variety of shapes and designs of products distributed in more than 100 stores. The prices of carpets and pillows are not expensive compared to their elaborate quality, and the carpets vary between Persian, Yemeni and Turkish carpets.
3- Qaryat Al Beri market
Souk Al Beri in Abu Dhabi is considered one of the traditional markets, but with a modern look that is more in line with the developed malls, and in its design mimics the city of Venice, where there is a water canal and visitors can navigate it by water taxi.
Connected to the Shangri-La Hotel, the market has a range of stalls and shops selling perfume, makeup, clothes, shoes, home decor, flowers and much more.
In addition to the shops, there are restaurants and cafes with views of the water canal and Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. The market extends over an area of 60,000 square feet, and the architectural designs of the place embody the originality of the Arab heritage.
4- Al Ain market
This market is also known as the main market or the old market, and it is one of Abu Dhabi’s main markets, and is characterized by its old heritage architectural style that looks like a ramshackle. Al Ain market is the most appropriate place to discover the traditional atmosphere in the emirate in terms of price negotiations with sellers.
This market is considered one of the most important factors attracting tourists to the Emirates and provides all the needs of the people of agricultural and commercial materials, in addition to the best types of fresh vegetables and delicious fruits, as well as agricultural and livestock equipment.
The market is also famous for selling different types of birds, fresh fish, grains, dates, and wonderful ghee. The market is crowded with a large number of vendors and handicraftsmen, so you will find the most beautiful handicrafts and leather goods such as shoes and bags.
Tourists are keen to go to the Al Ain market for the pleasure of shopping and hiking together, so they enjoy wandering between the archaeological monuments there and the buildings that are included in the market and are an embodiment of the Emirati heritage history.
5- Zafarana market
Although it is one of the newly opened markets in Abu Dhabi, it largely reflects the spirit of the old Emirati culture, and it is a new headquarters for the old Al Ain market. It has women-only places.
Al-Zafarana Market can be considered a great architectural masterpiece that attracts tourists because it is one of the largest modern markets in the Al Ain region and through it you discover the Emirati culture, customs and traditions associated with the Emirati people, and it is the right place to buy the most beautiful beautiful women’s abayas,
In addition to men’s gowns, the finest types of incense and spices, henna and cosmetics for women. The market is distinguished by the quality of its products and the possibility of negotiating prices. It opens its doors to customers from ten in the morning until one in the afternoon, and returns to work from eight in the evening until midnight.
6- Al-Bawadi Market
Al Qows and Al Bawadi Markets are connected to the huge Bawadi Mall in Al Ain. They are two open-air markets. Al Qaws Market offers practical shops in a unique architectural environment. It includes more than 40 shops, banks and travel agencies.
Al Bawadi Market leans towards the traditional side, with more than 50 shops selling traditional goods and souvenirs.
7- Friday market
It is located near the popular Al Qattara Market, and it is one of the markets that is carried out according to the traditional pattern of the old markets, as it was built from palm fronds. Local handicrafts.
8- Central Market
The central market occupies a great place in the hearts of residents and tourists, thanks to the fact that it includes various local products and modern clothes at very reasonable prices. Which makes walking around a pleasure in itself.