While there are many shopping malls that sell branded products and items, there are only a few malls in Abu Dhabi that sell local products. The Liwa Centre stands out amongst the rest of the shopping locations because it is one of the venues in which you can buy local products. Arabic food, jewellery and souvenir pieces are valuable for tourists who want something to remember Abu Dhabi and have as keepsakes and mementos. The Middle East has a rich variety of local merchandise that is both interesting and unique. Intricate Arabic designer accessories, Arabic perfume and Middle Eastern snacks are perfect for gifts to give family and friends back at home.
At the Liwa Centre one will find rows of jewellery shops that feature antique necklaces, beautiful pearl brooches, silver rings and hand crafted trinkets. The prices at Liwa Centre are unbeatable; you will find the best of the best here. The mall is not that big so you can easily navigate around the area. It is located on the main Sheikh Hamdan Street and most people will be able to direct you there. Those who have not tried out the date varieties in Abu Dhabi you can do so at this mall too. There are shops that sell a wide array of preserved and stuffed dates along with packaged date deserts.
Some of the other top picks are Arabic perfume and cosmetics. Arabic fragrances are a time honoured classic; the perfume trade was popular in ancient times when Abu Dhabi was a centre for maritime merchandise. The fragrances are mostly oil based and have been made from herbs and scents in the region. The perfumes come in a range of stylish vessels, similar to the bottles one would see in ancient Persian paintings and pictures.
Visitors who are keen to explore the local shopping markets like Liwa Centre should stay in a hotel in Abu Dhabi. When you search for accommodation Abu Dhabi you can find a list of places that will suit your budget and vacation needs. If you are looking for an authentic Middle Eastern experience then head over to Eastern Mangroves, Abu Dhabi.
Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.