Abu Dhabi is unrivalled in terms of its shopping, one expert has claimed.Lawrence Franklin, strategy & policy director at the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority, said the emirate is unbeatable as a shopping expedition as a result of its mix of malls and local stalls."Abu Dhabi is a cosmopolitan city with urban architecture, green gardens and fountains. It hosts a range of business-cum-leisure facilities, from a state-of-the-art convention centre and luxurious hotels, to spas, designer golf courses, an arts complex and heritage sites," he commented."The palace-like shopping malls and indigenous souks in Abu Dhabi make for an unbeatable shopping expedition."It comes after a recent report showed that the UAE has been relatively unharmed by the recent unrest in other sectors of the Middle East.Citi Investment Research and Analysis revealed that Dubai and Abu Dhabi are expected to continue to lead the growth in the region's tourism sector, aided by possible ongoing political uncertainty elsewhere.