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The oldest market in Abu Dhabi where you can feel the Oriental charm and the spirit of Arabic street trading while walking along unique maze of narrow market streets.
The old open-air market is a unique labyrinth of narrow market streets. The market stalls offer all kinds of goods: antiquities, handmade items, jewelry, carpets, fabrics, clothes and and a host of other things.
This rundown bazaar is distinctly different from present-day markets. But exactly this feature makes it special. The Oriental flavour, distinctive character and a chance to experience all the charm of market haggling attract curious travellers.
Photo: The Old Souq
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Take a walk through the old bazaar
Abu Dhabi is growing, changing and improving, but some places remain almost unchanged. One of them is Old Souk, where you can buy authentic souvenirs.FREE12
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More places to visit in Abu Dhabi
The Persian Gulf
The Persian Gulf is the Middle East in all of its aspects - authentic traditions and charming atmosphere of ancient Arabic fairy tales.18
Emirates Palace Hotel
The presidential hotel that looks like an exquisite Arabian palace - Emirates Palace is one of the best hotels in the Emirates - the breathtaking epitome of luxury and wealth.21
Qasr Al Hosn fort
The oldest building in Abu Dhabi, which is called its birthplace. It is next to the modern skyscrapers, recalling the past of the emirate.33
Emirates Park Zoo
This zoo attracts both adults and children because it is different from other zoos for the possibility to interact with most species, feed and even pat them.19
This place attracts travelers with a possibility to visit the Date Festival. Also the landscapes of Liwa oasis are so unusual that they create a sense of a true mirage.30
The Corniche is another outstanding sight in Abu Dhabi. Parks, night clubs, restaurants and beach - exciting things that won't let you just pass by.22
The main centre of amusement in Abu Dhabi where you can see the most incredible construction in the world - 2,5-hectare artificial island.25
The Manarat Al Saadiyat Museum
Here you can get familiar with the contemporary art and find out more about the history of Saadiyat Island. The museum holds all kinds of exhibitions of local and foreign masters.19
Eastern Mangrove Lagoon
This first of the five existing mangrove reserves is under the aegis of the state. Its pristine lagoon is home for rare species of birds and animals.21
Capital Dragons Organization
Capital Dragons is a member of the UAE Dragon Boat Association. The organization's mission is popularizing marine sports and team dragon boat racing in particular.16
Women's Handicraft Centre
In Women's Handicraft Centre in Abu Dhabi great handicraft items are made up; it seems that they are true art masterpieces.3
Yas mall is the biggest in the emirate of Abu Dhabi and the second biggest in the country. It is located on the famous man-made Yas Island.14