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Central Market

Hamdan St, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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“wtc mall” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Hamdan St, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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"wtc mall"
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"souvenir shops"
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"great architecture"
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"nice place to visit"
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"gifts"
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"pashmina"
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"vendors"
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Reviewed June 2, 2018

We were impressed with the re-imagination of the Abu Dhabi Central Market by Foster + Partners. Beautiful wood panels wrap the exterior. The integration of original and modern esthetics such as the use of wood elements in the open interiors brought memories of Thailand; the...More

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Reviewed May 11, 2018

انصح بزيارته .. الديكور الداخلي للمول جميل جدا .. هادئ .. ويحتوى عاي باحه طعام راقيه I recommend to visit .. The interior decoration of the mall is very beautiful .. Quiet ..

Thank Nijood H
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Reviewed May 2, 2018

The souk (market) itself is nothing special, mainly souvenirs for tourists. The interesting thing about it, however, is the architecture by Foster + Partners. Inspired by the traditional architecture of the region, it offers a modern interpretation of the local building styles. It should not...More

3  Thank gentile p
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Reviewed March 17, 2018

We were in Abu Dhabi for the day and we stopped in here. There are souvenir shops and such. Certainly not a must do.

1  Thank Jennifer A
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Reviewed January 17, 2018 via mobile

The real Souk market is gone - in its place a modern and high end mall has been built. If you’re into shopping then it’s for you, if you want a Souk experience then you will be disappointed

1  Thank Jolanta57
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Reviewed December 7, 2017 via mobile

We come to the central market in front of the WTC mall. The market has a unique architecture, clean, and comfortable for us. There are plenty shop that sell traditional gift, souvenirs, food, clothes, drink etc. The prices are quite cheap and we have a...More

1  Thank Diana S
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Reviewed November 19, 2017

The market is quite new, but is set up like a traditional souk, with small shops selling carpets and rugs, pashminas and clothing to gifts and household items. This market sells nice, good quality items mostly. There are also a number of eating places to...More

3  Thank MoiraSpeed
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Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

It was a average mall for me. Didn't see anything special. Good for the guest staying at the hotel. Wide rage of restaurants are available. Parking is very confusing. We visited 3 time and all 3 times one side of entrance from parking was close.

Thank Trehan A
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Reviewed April 6, 2017

During my short business trip to Abu Dhabi, in one late afternoon, after completion of my office duties, I had the chance to stroll around in this Souk, for about one hour. It is located just in front of the WTC Mall. Entering into this...More

3  Thank lcap988
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Reviewed April 5, 2017

Very interesting market, different wood design, in front you can find a souk as well with so many beautiful things, pashminas, tunics, rugs, souvenirs... I really recomend this place, prices are much cheaper comparing to Dubai. Worth it!

1  Thank Cristina G
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It should be, don't forget that the weekend in Abu Dhabi is Friday/Saturday, Sunday is just another workday.
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