Women’s Handicraft Centre

Women’s Handicraft Centre information

Location
Abu Dhabi , United Arab Emirates
Address
south end of Al Karamah/24th St
Telephone
+971 2 2 447 6645
Prices
admission Dh5
Opening hours
7am-3pm Sun-Thu
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Anyone interested in traditional Emirati handicrafts should swing by this government-run centre where local women are engaged in textile weaving, embroidering, basket-making, silver-threading and all sorts of other time-honoured crafts requiring remarkable dexterity. It's all a great way to showcase and preserve the country's folk-art heritage.

Take off your shoes before entering the various workshops and ask permission first before snapping away. All items are for sale in a small shop. For a souvenir that lasts about two weeks, get your hands swathed in an artistic henna tattoo.

To get here, follow Al Karamah St until it deadends at the General Women's Union. The crafts centre is behind the main union building (ask the guard for directions).