from all over the world flocked to Abu Dhabi to
witness the events of the Abu Dhabi Shopping Festival
held every year in the month of March.
It is possible to buy anything in the market,
from a bag of frankincense, to a gold necklace
or even a camel. A visit to the market is one
of the quickest ways to immerse you in the country’s
cultural heritage. In recent years the range of
goods sold has increased dramatically to include
everything from electrical goods to spare car
Generally souqs (market) are divided into areas
selling similar items and many are colloquially
known by what they sell – such as the spice
market the fabric market and the plant souq.
Prices are generally competitive, the key being
to bargain wherever possible for the lowest price.
How ever it is worth asking for the ‘best’
or ‘last’ price as some outlets will
offer discount without hesitation.