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“Gold Souk”

Madinat Zayed Shopping Center
Ranked #58 of 157 things to do in Abu Dhabi
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Reviewed 5 May 2013

Decided to go here as I heard there was a gold souk in the shopping centre and I wanted to buy
a 1oz UAR gold bar. The souk has a good selection of indian and arab gold shops selling all type sof gold jewellry. Its alittle hard to find the gold souk if you are looking from inside the mail and it involves walking through Home Pro to enter. Got the impression this is primarly a local mail .Food court has some good indian and filllopino restauraunts catering for the ex pat workers.

Didnt buy anything a sthe gold bars where much more expensive than I would pay in the UK.

2  Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 21 April 2013

It has a LuLu Hypermarket, Malabar Gold, other gold and textile outlets, Homes R us furniture store.
Parking can be an issue as it is quite limited and many spots are only for residential parking after 9pm.

3  Thank timmyjt
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Reviewed 8 March 2013

Near to the Hotel and very conveniently placed... Shopping can be done leisurely, even after evening hours...Saravana restaurant is a feast to the tongue..Every one must try here.....

1  Thank vvrsrao
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Reviewed 29 January 2013

You can find good prices on gold and perfumes. Apart from that stay away from this mall as it is nothing special. It can hardly be called a mall, as it lacks a good food court and many recognizable shops. But it is a good place for perfumes, cheap items, bargaining and the likes.

1  Thank ZeeSoh
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Reviewed 4 January 2013

These two places in Abu Dhabi are very popular for locals and expat residents, here you can buy things you can't usually get in other places, It is a gem of a place if you know what it is all about. This is in no means a mall- it is a shopping center. It is called 'souq' as it has the layout of a souq with small bazaar type stores yet mixed with the odd or or two modern stores like Nine West, Giordano, Charles & Keith and Homes R Us Etc.

You will find great handbag stores, dress shops, watch stalls and mobile phone stores. It is the place people will go to fix their phones even. However, it also sell Arabian Oud, Frankincense ( perfume oils and sandalwood for incense burning. Here you can buy also roll on Arabian Oud perfumes as gift items given in little colourful sachets. All these are great gifts to take back home but what is important is that you get to experience and test the various perfume oils. This is what as a tourist you would miss out on really. Between the smelling of different perfumes oils, you will be advised to smell a small bowl of coffee beans, this is to refreshen your sense of smell before smelling another scent.

There are also loads of textile stores upstairs. Remember it is a place where you can try your skills at haggling the prices. You can find very nice pieces of material such as silk, cotton, chiffon and many other kinds to make dresses, blouses or skirts. They also make nice gifts.

Days before Ramadhan and Eid these places are very busy, they are also the venues for special exhibitions held during the year.. these are held on the grounds in front of them.

The Medinat Zayed Gold Souq is for sure a must visit for people who want to buy gold or silver. There are some stalls in the center selling leather goods etc too. From here you can get access to Home R Use by going upstairs and within Homes R Us there is a place called Daiso which has some great little gift items you can buy to take back home, or at least affordable and beautiful gift boxes or sachets.

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