Traditional Shopping with Modern Flair

M K Zakariya – Mall Manager – Madinat Zayed Shopping Centre

In the thriving modern metropolis of Abu Dhabi, traditional Arabian markets are still a norm and a crucial part of daily life and trade.At the heart of the city the Madinat Zayed Shopping Centre offers a bustling souk experience with tradesmenselling lavish gold jewellery, hand-woven fabrics, traditional oud fragrances, spices and bespoke artistic pieces with alluring Arabic designs.

With more than 83 jewelry stores, we offer traditional and contemporary gold, diamond and pearl jewelry from across the globe and we are home to Madinat Zayed Gold Centre, the only Gold Centre in Abu Dhabi catering to all nationalities with a large range of Arabic and Asian designs.

For visitors to Abu Dhabi, the Madinat Zayed Shopping Centre is the place to go for ultimate exotic Arabian experience.Emirati heritage is reflected in the spices, fragrances, lamps and the clothes with intricate designs woven in, found in most of our shops.


If you are a foodie, get high-quality saffron strands, sun-dried organic dates and stock up on aromatic spices, dried fruits, dates, nuts, pastries drizzled with honey and locally-blended teas to add more flavor to your kitchen.

Fragrance is an important part of the Arabic culture and our retailers offer pure perfume collections, essential oils, incense sticks and traditional oud sold in ornate vials and beautifully crafted bottles.

As Abu Dhabi grows, so does the creative and fashion industry.  Madinat Zayed Shopping Centreattracts tailors, stylists and emerging fashion designers looking for unstitched fabric, fine silks or visiting tailors for dresses, abayas, kandouras or modern suitsmade to measure.

As you wander the labyrinth of natural stone corridors in search of souvenirs, Arabian handicrafts and antiques, stop for a bite in the different restaurants, cafes and sample some traditional sweets for a memorable cultural experience. The mall also have the largest food court offering a diverse selection of cuisine.

After getting immersed in the heritage and traditions of UAE in the souk, get more retail therapy in the modern part of Madinat Zayed Shopping Centre.

Here you will find a wide array of brands and stores that offer the discerning shopper everything from high end fashion, perfume, household goods, groceries, electronics and lots more. We look forward to welcoming you to the Madinat Zayed Shopping Centre.


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