Abu Dhabi - Post Report Question and Answers

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

People buy carpets, gold and perfumes here. - Feb 2020

We are not much into buying souvenirs, but many people will buy carpets here. I don't think you get amazing deals here, though, like in other cheaper carpet producing countries. - Jun 2019

Not really, everything is imported. - Sep 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 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 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 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 2011

Persian carpets; Indian fabrics; chocolates; hotel getaways and water parks. - Jul 2011

Nothing is actually made here. You can however get bespoke jewelry at lower prices than you would in the West. - Nov 2010

carpet - Jan 2010

Emirati-sized gold, diamonds. Emiratis are worse than Texans in that EVERYTHING is bigger. - Aug 2009

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