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Shopping is a favorite pastime in Abu Dhabi, where mammoth, modern malls offer the city’s best upscale shopping opportunities and dozens of dining options. Our Forbes Travel Guide editors particularly enjoyed wandering through Abu Dhabi Mall and Marina Mall, the latter of which houses s*uce, a one-of-a-kind boutique selling clothes and accessories made by local and regional designers. Madinat Zayed Shopping Centre and Gold Centre is chock full of gold and diamond stores, while if its locally produced carpets you’re after, your best bet is the Carpet Souk in the Al Meena district. Bargaining at Madinat Zayed and the Carpet Souk is welcome, if not compulsory. The Souk at Central Market, which once housed a traditional market but has now been rebuilt into a modern shopping behemoth, is also well worth a visit.