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Women's Handicrafts Centre

Karama St | Women's Association Complex, Al Mushrif, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 447 6645
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good16%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible22%
29 Apr 2017
“Great to see craft work but shop disappointing”
20 Apr 2017
“Real Experience in Abu Dhabi”
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Karama St | Women's Association Complex, Al Mushrif, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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+971 2 447 6645
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Reviewed 29 April 2017

Been there to see local women's craft skills and buy some of theirs products. Went there on a Thursday morning with a friend, the ladies were very welcoming, offered us Emirati coffee and dates and water, very authentic place. The crafts of telli, weaving, embroidery...More

Thank Highexpects
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

This was indeed hard to find but worth persevering if you want to meet some real Abu Dhabi women and see some local crafts in action. We found it more insightful than the Heritage Centre. You have to leave ID at the entrance which felt...More

1  Thank DMCXXX
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

First off, the women's handicraft center is located inside of the Women's Union complex. Our taxi driver suspected it was inside based on the location we showed him on google maps; thankfully he was right. There isn't any visible indication from the outside of the...More

3  Thank Viva_La_Viajera
Reviewed 22 February 2016

I got there around 12 pm and was surprised to know I needed passport to get in. Where else in the world do people have to leave their most important document in order to enter a museum? The woman at the reception didn't want to...More

Thank AlesiaSoroka
Reviewed 19 January 2016

It was adventure in itself to locate the Centre. The taxi driver stopped 6 times before finally locating the centre even though he reassured our Concierge that he knew where he was going. Once we finally arrived we were very surprised at the activities being...More

Thank Yvonne H
Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

Wish I had known the place was closed on Saturdays because we took ages trying to find it and when we finally got there it was closed. >.< I found very little information online & no one answered the phone when I rang...because they were...More

Thank Clare-bell
Reviewed 1 July 2015

The Women's Handicrafts Center is a very interesting place to visit. It is located at the end of Karama St not far from the embassy district. I recommend printing off a map of the area or directions before going. We used google maps and found...More

3  Thank worldtraveller2801
Reviewed 25 April 2015

There was almost nothing to see and we didn't feel welcome at all! Not even worth paying the 5 AED entrance fee. A total waste of time!

2  Thank karita-an
Reviewed 1 March 2015

The Women's Handicrafts Centre is a fair distance from downtown Abu Dhabi and really can only be accessed by taxi or private car (make sure you have GPS). At first you'll wonder where you've arrived - the Centre is buried in a large complex devoted...More

4  Thank John B
Reviewed 19 January 2015

I visited with my husband, I found it to be very interesting and the ladies were lovely. It surprised me how much work went into some of the crafts. Seeing Abu Dhabi before it became the metropolis it is today was quite something. Great cultural...More

4  Thank TLW79
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