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Central Market

Hamdan St, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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  • Average41%
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“nice shops” (5 reviews)
“wtc mall” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Hamdan St, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

This was a chance discovery. It is a cozy mall with sort of a modern day Souq atmosphere. There is the normal everyday stuff. But there are some gems of shops, but I wasn't allowed in! My wife said I already had spent my allowance...More

1  Thank Sandy D
Reviewed August 24, 2016

I wanted to buy gifts and souvenirs but because there are NO tourist stalls or markets to buy these from I had to go here. The place is very quiet and the shop owners really try to sell you souvenirs with crazy price tags. You...More

Thank RumenaKhan
Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

This market is very posh. It's not quite what you expect, opposite to a similarly posh mall. All the stalls sell items for tourists and are expensive. I was really looking forward to getting a feel of the real Abu Dhabi but this is more...More

Thank simplyfinefood
Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

It is a good place for shopping. If you want to find a special thing ,you would probably find it there.

Thank mohammadreza66
Reviewed August 8, 2016

Clean and modern take on baazar or souke but fails on all counts, really like a 1970's shopping arcade with arabian gifts for sale. Nice enough shops and stuff for the tourist market but totally lacking any atmosphere or character. Seek out the originals or...More

1  Thank David C
Reviewed July 27, 2016

Visited here at Christmas and found it to be interesting and unusual, not very many tourists But worth a trip as taxis are very cheap

Thank Alan F
Reviewed July 4, 2016

Even during Ramadan there are shops that are often. Be ready to haggle prices as you can get them cheap. If you ask they will tell you where the products are from. The shopkeepers are honest and usually products are from Egypt, Iran, Pakistan, India...More

1  Thank myfaironepb
Reviewed June 12, 2016

Although the WTC Souk doesn't compare with the sights and smells of a traditional souk it is a lively place and still a great place to visit. The market was built on the site of the original commercial district and has been created in traditional...More

1  Thank paullegate
Reviewed May 8, 2016

The Central market has lot of shops for vegetables, meat, Date, etc,. is not so big. Only 5-6 shops are there. By visiting this place only, we came to know that lot of varieties of date are available in the market. As per quality, price...More

Thank RakeshG
Reviewed March 1, 2016

arived in abu dhabi on royal caribean ship splendour of the seas. decided to go walkabout ended up here. lovely little shopping centre well located in the city. prepared to not be able to afford to shop!!!!. to my surprise lots of items were cheaper...More

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July 11, 2015|
Response from Walmack | Reviewed this property |
It should be, don't forget that the weekend in Abu Dhabi is Friday/Saturday, Sunday is just another workday.