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Women's Handicrafts Centre

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Address: Karama St | Women's Association Complex, Al Mushrif, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: +971 2 447 6645
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Tough to find but worth the excursion

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 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 to social services. Enter through the reception area and first make your way to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 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 education.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Various workshops with women involved in making traditional Emirati handicraft, a small museum and boutique. An interesting way of promoting country's folk-art heritage. To get here, follow Al Karamah St until it deadends at the General Women's Union. Most taxis don't know this attraction, check before hopping on!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We found this attraction quite by chance and it was really an adventure to find it, even the taxi driver couldn't easily find it and the door keeper couldn't tell us what he is actually keeping. Anyway after finding it (tell the taxi driver he should drive to immigration office and then drive to Karama St) and have a pass... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

There are several government run branches with connections to the Abu Dhabi Women's Association ( which often has local exhibitions )too of traditionally made handicrafts on display and for selling to raise money for charity. You can find a center off Airport Road, then there is one next to the Cultural Foundation which is also next to/within Qasr Al Hosn... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

It's amazing that nobody know where is located this attraction... I tought 2 different taxis and just round around 1 hour and nothing..."

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