The dazzling glamour of the busy world of Abu Dhabi, where temptations lurk in the shopping malls, luring you to splurge on fascinating items of exquisite loveliness, is indeed a haven for those who could be called shopaholics. Items of interest can be found to fit any budget, in its plethora of shops, making it the ideal place to engage in a wild shopping spree!

In Abu Dhabi, a country that is visited by many tourists from around the world, souvenir shopping takes a vibrant form. Many items of interesting appeal, perfect embodiments of the culture of the great country gleam in the shops, tempting window shoppers to stop awhile and shop awhile. These interesting wares capture the essence of Abu Dhabi so wholly that a gift of these to the loved ones at home will truly be cherished and treasured, as a gift straight from your heart.

Many interesting and unique items such as Arabian coffee pot and cups beautified with intricate designs, which serves as a symbol of local hospitality, wood carvings in the form of dhows, rifles of ancient charm, colorful prayer beads, falconry equipment, canes, short daggers in a wrought sheath which are locally known as khanjar and muzzle loading guns are available to be purchased in Abu Dhabi.

Ghutra headscarves which the men in the Middle East wear, and which now has gained international popularity are also abundantly available in the shops and will certainly make a wonderful gift to the distinctive gentleman who finds joy in the possession of this unique garment.

The treasured, dried resin from the frankincense tree of southern Oman, which once was of more value than gold itself, is now sold in wooden chests to be used as incense kits, and makes a perfect gift for the special ones at home.

Luxury to be found in Abu Dhabi beach hotels such as Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara, a leading Adu Dhabi resort, completes the perfect holiday experience, the memories of which you can take back, encapsulated in these intricate pieces of charm.

Jayani Senanayake is a writer who dabbles in travel and all things exotic. Under the pseudonym of Caliope Sage, she writes of the allures that must simply be discovered.