Women’s Handicraft Centre

Arts & Crafts in Al Bateen & Al Mushrif

Image by Lindsey Parry Lonely Planet

This government-run centre showcases textile weaving, embroidery, basket-making, silver-thread needlework and other time-honoured crafts traditional to the region. Shoes should be removed before entering the various workshops and permission sought for photographs. All items are for sale in the on-site shop. There is a henna bar for women; this temporary souvenir lasts about a week.