Timor-Leste shopping

Gifts & Souvenirs in Ataúro

Boneca de Ataúro

Calling this a doll shop doesn't do it justice: here, in a simple building by the beach, marginalised women sew modern, well-designed laptop bags and pencil cases as well as dolls and toys (check out the resistance …
Arts & Crafts in Dili

Boneca de Ataúro

This small outlet sells well-designed, modern and handmade laptop bags, Christmas tree decorations, tea towels and soft toys. The work is done by formerly disadvantaged women on Ataúro – you can see them in action o…
Area in Dili


This new shopping area is home to some of Dili's best cafes and shops, as well as a Portuguese supermarket with a great, cheap deli and plenty of Portuguese products.
Shopping Centre in Dili

Timor Plaza

Timor-Leste's first shopping centre is always bustling with activity. In addition to the food court, cinema and various evening venues, there's also banks, phone shops and medical services – or just come to people w…
Arts & Crafts in Ataúro

Empreza Di'ak

This eco-friendly NGO sells locally carved crocodiles, bamboo straws and pottery. The pottery is an Ataúro tradition remembered, and brought to life again, by two local women in their late 90s.
Arts & Crafts in Dili

Tais Market

Each region in Timor-Leste possesses its own distinctive style of tais (woven cloth). This daily market has tais of varying quality from across the country. Bargain hard.
Arts & Crafts in Dili

Alola Foundation

Sells tais (woven cloth), sculptures, soaps and other crafts from around the country to support its work with the women and children of Timor-Leste.