Shopping at Al Mina, Abu Dhabi

Shopping in Abu Dhabi is a real pleasure. This shopper’s paradise has all, from gigantic malls to interesting souks and markets. Visitors will find here an amazing and unique shopping experience. One of the most popular shopping areas in the city is Al Mina, a great place to start one's shopping excursion.
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Shopping at Al Mina Map

Guide Name: Shopping at Al Mina
Guide Location: United Arab Emirates » Abu Dhabi (See other walking tours in Abu Dhabi)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Author: leticia
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Mina Carpet Market

1) Mina Carpet Market

Mina Carpet Market, or Livestock Market, is located near the City Police Station. The Mina Carpet Market is a wonderful market, which specializes in all kinds of carpets. Apart from a wide selection of beautiful and original carpets, customers may also find here several shops selling furniture and Yemeni mattresses.
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Vegetable Market

2) Vegetable Market

Vegetable Market is located close to the fish market and Iranian souk. Situated inside an air-conditioned building, the market offers fresh vegetables, fruits, as well as meat and sweets. Even if you don’t buy anything, it's an excellent experience and opportunity to take a few photos.
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Fish Market

3) Fish Market

The Fish Market or Fish Souk is located near the Meena Souk, in the Mina Zayed Free Port. The market is very prominent and sells a wide selection of fresh fish and sea products. Check it out and you'll surely enjoy your time.
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Iranian Souk

4) Iranian Souk

The Iranian Souk is an open-air souk and wonderful shopping location. Iranian Souk offers a wide selection of original products and goods from Iran, such as bedspreads, Oriental spices, brightly-colored textiles, high-quality Persian rugs, beautiful carpets, and hand-painted pottery.
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Carpet House

5) Carpet House

The Carpet House is located in the Mina shopping center, near the prominent Iranian Souk. This pleasant shopping place will surprise you with its outstanding selection of terrific carpets from Turkey, China, and Persia.

Walking Tours in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Create Your Own Walk in Abu Dhabi

Create Your Own Walk in Abu Dhabi

Creating your own self-guided walk in Abu Dhabi is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Abu Dhabi Self-Guided Tour (South-West)

Abu Dhabi Self-Guided Tour (South-West)

Abu Dhabi is home to a number of well-maintained parks and gardens, equally great for recreation, fun, and amusement. The city is also home to the most expensive hotel ever built, which clearly reflects the magnificence and luxury of the UAE capital.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 km
Al Markaziyah Orientation Walk

Al Markaziyah Orientation Walk

Al Markaziyah is the downtown district of Abu Dhabi, also known as the Central Business District, which is dominated by ultramodern buildings – tall towers and skyscrapers – sided by fine parks and beautiful fountains. Aside from these, a visitor to Abu Dhabi will find many other attractions of historical, archaeological and architectural value. To find out which exactly and to understand the local culture better, follow our orientation guide and explore the city heritage.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.9 km
Shopping at Abu Dhabi

Shopping at Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is a heaven for the lovers of shopping. The United Arab Emirates’ capital has become one of the main shopping centers in the world. After visiting the best of the city's shopping venues, tourists will gain an appreciation for the unique shopping experience.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
Abu Dhabi Corniche Walk

Abu Dhabi Corniche Walk

Corniche Road, or simply The Corniche, is a popular place in Abu Dhabi wrapping around the western side of the city's main island. Today it abounds in cycling paths, fountains and well manicured parks, yet it wasn't until the early 2000s that the Corniche was extended at the expense of the land reclaimed from the sea. Some of its earlier landmarks had to go during the process, while overall the Corniche gained popularity as a high-end recreational area and a public beach thanks to the significant deposits of sand. To enjoy and explore the delights of the Corniche in more detail, follow this self-guided walk!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km
Abu Dhabi Places of Worship

Abu Dhabi Places of Worship

Abu Dhabi is home to a wide range of multi-denominational religious buildings, including splendid Islamic mosques, beautiful catholic cathedrals, fine orthodox churches, and other sacred places of worship.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Abu Dhabi for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Abu Dhabi has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Abu Dhabi, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.