The shopping development within Erbil has increased significantly over the last few years. There are many malls in the city, but they are not what one might find in Europe or the U.S. The malls are more like a hyper-market (for example Tesco) divided into a series of smaller, specialized shops. The facilities are clean and acceptable. Designer brands are becoming more readily available with stores like Levis, adidas, Nike and Mont Blank opening.

Currently there are two main shopping malls found in the city. The Majidi Mall and the Family Mall, which also has the recently opened Carrefour inside it, both offer a variety of places in which to shop.

Grocery stores have a decent selection of name brand products along with local items. There are numerous shops throughout town as well, but shopping in town requires multiple stops as opposed to the one-stop shopping available in the malls.

To learn more about Kurdistan and living in Erbil and Iraq, be sure to visit the Erbil Expat Eye, a city guide built to help incoming expats learn more about their new destination:

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