The Souq Central Market

The Souq Central Market hamdan street, Abu Dhabi Hamdan Bin Mohamed Street
3.5 10
(8 reviews )
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Category Malls and Department Stores
Region: Hamdan Bin Mohamed Street
Address hamdan street
Phone ...07810 see No. +971 2 8107810
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  •   (Bad)
    over 3 years ago

    السوق كئيب، وين ايام السوق القديم كان جميل و شعبي و الاقبال عليه اكثر بكثير من هذا السوق الجديد.

    التصميم كئيب و الاجواء كئيبة.

    عموما هو وسط، لكن بالطبع ليس المكان الذي ساعود لزيارته.

    السوق كئيب، وين ايام السوق القديم كان جميل و شعبي و الاقبال عليه اكثر بكثير من هذا السوق الجديد. التصميم كئيب و الاجواء كئيبة. عموما هو وسط، لكن بالطبع ليس المكان الذي ساعود لزيارته.

    The Souq Central Market

  •   (Great)
    over 3 years ago

    مول راقي وهادي ويحتوي ماركات راقيه وجميله

    مول راقي وهادي ويحتوي ماركات راقيه وجميله

    The Souq Central Market

  •   (Out of this world)
    over 3 years ago

    امول تبتلت ع. تنص تقولين تنسين

    امول تبتلت ع. تنص تقولين تنسين

    The Souq Central Market

  •   (Out of this world)
    over 8 years ago

    best dates are here.Ambling through traditional food markets at a leisurely pace is a favourite travel pastime. In Dubai, you do it out of necessity. The covered souk provides some shelter from the sun but not from the sweltering heat that inevitably slows you down.

    best dates are here.Ambling through traditional food markets at a leisurely pace is a favourite travel pastime. In Dubai, you do it out of necessity. The covered souk provides some shelter from the sun but not from the sweltering heat that inevitably slows you down.

    The Souq Central Market

  •   (Average)
    over 8 years ago

    Well, it's nothing like the old Souq, but I'm not about to start the comparisons, because it was obviously built to be an entirely different place.

    It's nice and appeals to tourists, but it's more of a place to go for coffee than some serious shopping. Hopefully when the stores all open it'll be a different story. It does have kind of a mall-but-not-a-mall feel to it, which is interesting to say the least.

    Well, it's nothing like the old Souq, but I'm not about to start the comparisons, because it was obviously built to be an entirely different place. It's nice and appeals to tourists, but it's more of a place to go for coffee than some serious shopping. Hopefully when the stores all open it'll be a different story. It does have kind of a mall-but-not-a-mall feel to it, which is interesting to say the least.

    The Souq Central Market

  •   (Great)
    over 8 years ago

    I like it! I'm not gonna be sentimental about the old, hot, smelly souq. No, sir, no sympathy votes from me.

    The stores that are opening are promising so far. Like a mall, but with a more traditional touch, from the merchandise to the strange and intricate architecture.

    Great cafes, too. Aces for an evening of relaxation.

    I like it! I'm not gonna be sentimental about the old, hot, smelly souq. No, sir, no sympathy votes from me. The stores that are opening are promising so far. Like a mall, but with a more traditional touch, from the merchandise to the strange and intricate architecture. Great cafes, too. Aces for an evening of relaxation.

    The Souq Central Market

  •   (Average)
    over 8 years ago

    I'm relatively new to Abu Dhabi and I visited the Central Market two times so far. From outside I was impressed by the Architecture and type of building. The amount of wood used in the building is just impressive (and made me just wondering about how many trees they had use to make all this!). The overall ambiance of the market gave the impression of a traditional yet modern souq, but what annoys me is that I keep getting lost when trying to find a specific place inside it, the interior features a central lobby where you are surrounded by shops and restaurants but when you try to find a location in one of the aisles and corridors then it's a big mess. The architects did not do a good job distributing the elevators/escalators system as well.

    But in general it's a place where I can visit again.

    I'm relatively new to Abu Dhabi and I visited the Central Market two times so far. From outside I was impressed by the Architecture and type of building. The amount of wood used in the building is just impressive (and made me just wondering about how many trees they had use to make all this!). The overall ambiance of the market gave the impression of a traditional yet modern souq, but what annoys me is that I keep getting lost when trying to find a specific place inside it, the interior features a central lobby where you are surrounded by shops and restaurants but when you try to find a location in one of the aisles and corridors then it's a big mess. The architects did not do a good job distributing the elevators/escalators system as well. But in general it's a place where I can visit again.

    The Souq Central Market

    • mahmmud0
      mahmmud Ubeidat over 8 years ago

      thanks !

    • Ahmad32
      Ahmad Hilal over 8 years ago

      Thank you! You're the first person who agrees the architecture is a mess. As long as you stick to the coffee shops it seems to be fine, but as an actual place to shop, the old souk beats it hands down!

  •   (Bad)
    over 8 years ago

    Is it just me or does this new place just pale in comparison to the old vibrant sha3bi souq of old abu dhabi? I miss all the colours and sounds and haggling and bargains and and and the list goes on!

    This place is just kind of…lifeless. Most of it is still empty and it’s now a select few pricey stores…much like any mall, just with a higher concentration of ‘local’ flavor goods – made in india for the tourists of course. All set in a boring brown building.

    Verdict: Fail.

    Is it just me or does this new place just pale in comparison to the old vibrant sha3bi souq of old abu dhabi? I miss all the colours and sounds and haggling and bargains and and and the list goes on! This place is just kind of…lifeless. Most of it is still empty and it’s now a select few pricey stores…much like any mall, just with a higher concentration of ‘local’ flavor goods – made in india for the tourists of course. All set in a boring brown building. Verdict: Fail.

    The Souq Central Market

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