The capital of the United Arab Emirates is known as the ‘Land of the Gazelle’ in Arabic and has been transformed into this modern, cosmopolitan city known for its high rises and crystal blue waters.
Abu Dhabi holds tight to its high-end lifestyle with shopping being national pastime because it’s so diverse. With high end stores such as Hermès and Louis Vuitton, shopping is in modern malls compared to traditional marketplaces. Abu Dhabi is also home to many souks, which means ‘marketplace’ in Arabic. The traditional souks usually revolve around themes such as the Carpet Souk which is home to Yemeni mattresses and carpets, or the Souk Al Zararana, which holds any number of items such as incenses, henna, or traditional garments.