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Abu Dhabi

Is this a "shopping post"? Are there interesting handicrafts, artwork, antiques, or other items that people typically buy there?

Not really, everything is imported. - Sep 12, 2017
Hmmmm. Not much is made here, although they do import some nice Asian furniture and Persian carpets. Local crafts are palm frond baskets and rustic pottery. - Jun 8, 2015
There are almost no real local crafts. Most items that look like that are imported from Oman or India or China. There are some good deals on Persian carpets if you know where to look. - May 19, 2013
prescription specs are cheaper here for 'designer' frames' jewellery made locally or in Oman is striking, camels milk chocolate is a good gift and delicious, dates and spices make nice presents, carpets, tiles from the Iranian market. - Jul 20, 2012
Few if any Emirati crafts (prior to oil, there just wasn't all that much here).Some nice jewelry, crafts imported from India, Syria, etc. Local and regional travel. - Aug 9, 2011
Persian carpets; Indian fabrics; chocolates; hotel getaways and water parks. - Jul 17, 2011
Nothing is actually made here. You can however get bespoke jewelry at lower prices than you would in the West. - Nov 7, 2010
carpet - Jan 31, 2010
Emirati-sized gold, diamonds. Emiratis are worse than Texans in that EVERYTHING is bigger. - Aug 25, 2009