Maridadi Crafts
Maridadi Crafts
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9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The Swahili word Maridadi translates to glamorous, stylish and elegant. We first opened our doors in Kampala, Uganda in 2008 and have established ourselves in the art and crafts market ever since. Our commitment to bringing you an exquisite range of African crafts, handpicked and selected for every taste is unparalleled. Our wares are sourced from some of the best artisans all over Africa. Each piece that you find at Maridadi represents hours of intricate designing, careful crafting, and the flourish of creativity. Our aim is for you to have a top-notch cultural experience.
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jenna
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
This is really 2 stores--one half is a lovely art gallery with many high quality paintings, both traditional and contemporary. The other half is the crafts shop, with quite a nice variety of goods. There is of course some of the usual souvenir fare, as well as offerings that were not made in Uganda (or even in Africa, in a few cases). But there are also many unique, Ugandan arts and crafts that are well worth a visit. For me the collection of ceramics (both functional and decorative) was especially interesting, even if it is hard to bring them home!
Written August 5, 2019
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Thank you for your positive feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon
Written August 6, 2019
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Sedie10
New York City, NY229 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Solo
Tucked away in an exclusive tree-lined building, and within walking distance to most 5 star hotels such as, Serena, Shareton and Imperial Royale, Maridadi welcomes you with its' inviting entrance, and very creative displays of unimaginable arts and crafts. As a tourist, I was spoiled for choices, and the variety was totally unexpected. Unlike the typical soveigniers one finds in most shops, Maridadi offered a wide range with an exciting twist. From semi-precious stone jewellery and ornaments to natural hand-made body soaps and products, carciature figurines with catchy colours, hand-made ceramics, African clothing as well as table/kitchen accessories, decorative candles, African art pieces and crafts, and the choices went on forever. There is something there for everyone, and I could not be more happier than being able find the perfect gift for all my family members and close friends. The service too is excellent! I highly reccomend Maridadi to anyone local or foreign as you will walk away feeling happy, satisfied and want of more! Thank you Maridadi for a wonderful shopping experience!
Written January 31, 2018
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Ali A
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Solo
Great selection of crafts. lovely staff. Must say i had a great experience and will definitely be coming again!!!!
Written February 7, 2017
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Nathan T
Entebbe, Uganda5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Business
I was taking a group of tourists around Kampala, its the one stop place for all your African craft needs. Great art, good prices located in the heart of Kampala.
Written January 23, 2016
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Jahanara C
London, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Family
Best crafts store in Uganda! You can pick up some fantastic gifts here for the family - jewellery, crafts, paintings, bags, etc. The store has a great atmosphere and brilliant customer service. Great authentic African designs and wide array of products available at reasonable prices.
Written July 19, 2015
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Elizabeth O
7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
I"m sorry to say that I was disappointed by the selection of crafts. Most seemed to be factory made and found in many shops.
Written May 28, 2023
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NancyBercaw
Burlington, VT68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
This place is amazing. Unique and affordable crafts. Highly recommend! Found some great treasures for my home.
Written October 1, 2022
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Gideon I
Kampala, Uganda1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Solo
The place is warm, welcoming and has the African feeling many places dont have.

Trust me am African but I felt like a tourist in my own land!
Written March 7, 2019
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iluvafrica333
Nairobi, Kenya63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017
Loved visiting this shop and perusing its crafts. I partially liked the hand painted ceramics. There were unique things here that I haven’t seen at other African markets.
Written January 24, 2018
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Hehao H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Solo
I was staying at Imperial Royal Hotel and just opposite there was a nice craft shop with some wonderful gifts.

Bought a few gifts, definetly a place worth visiting with good prices.

Written January 11, 2018
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