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|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Hyderabad|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Khairtabad|
Abids (Telugu: అబిడ్స్) or Abid Shop (Telugu: అబిద్ షాప్) is a major commercial center in Hyderabad, India. Abids is well known as the oldest and famous business area of Hyderabad. The state government building APSFC, and the President plaza are located here. A wide variety of businesses are located here. This area's importance has increased because of its close proximity to Nampally Railway Station.
The area had a shop belonging to Albert Abid, a Jewish valet of Nizam VI of Hyderabad state, hence the area came to be known as Abid shop. Some of the popular shops were Hollywood Footwear, Mohammed Yunus & Sons, Kareem Bros., Bulchand Jewellers, Hollywood Footwear, Meena Bazaar, Abdul Razzack & Sons pharmacy, Bata Footwear, Nizamia, Aziz Company, Manjus, Johns Bakery, Chermas, Grand Restaurant and Lodging, Hotel Geetanjali Afsar Motor Taxi company and Hina Pen and Stationary.
Today the whole area is one of the main shopping area and is known as Abid Road. The General Post Office or GPO headquarters is located in this area. Major businesses are textiles/clothing malls such as the Brand Factory, hotels, jewellery, and footwear stores such as the Hollywood etc.. BSNL, the largest telecom provider in the city, has its headquarters located here. The famous Jagdish market known for mobiles and imported electronics dump is located here. The GHMC office is also located here adjacent to the GPO. The old Taj Mahal hotel is a major udupi restaurant set up in early 60s.
The area is a major business hub and has lots of hotels for travelers interested in the businesses that serve Hyderabad and several government departments.
Missionaries used to visit this place and have brought with them the English system of education. They have set up schools and have brought early education to the citizens. Their sacrifices have seen the development of the region educationally.
Some of the famous Temples are located here especially on the Nampally & Abids Road like the old and famous Temple such as Hanuman Temple, Hyderabad ISKCON, Hyderabad, some of which are considered to be heritage sites.
It has some of the best and oldest schools in the whole city. Some of them are Stanley Girls High School, Methodist School, St. George's Grammar School, Little Flower High School, St. John's Grammar school, Rosary Convent High School, All Saints High School, Seventh-Day Adventist High School etc.
Abids is well connected by state run buses to Ghatkesar,kothi, Nampally,Dilsukhnagar and other areas of the city. The closest MMTS Train station is located a kilometre away at the Nampally railway station. Autos and taxis shuttle between this suburb to other areas of the city.
- MPM mall which is the city's first shopping mall is located in Abids
- New Marketing complex situated on Tilak Road in Abids
Shop for sarees, jewelry, and other special souvenirs
- Mubarak Bazaar
Ideal for shopping for women clothing, accessories, shoes and custom tailoring
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- Insurance Office (Tilak Road)
- Directorate of State Audit (Insurance Building, Tilak Road)
- "Abids, the Heart of Hyderabadis" - The Hindu 7th Oct, 2012 
- "Proud heritage of Abids in a state of neglect" - Postnoon 23 July 2012