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Karama St | Women's Association Complex, Al Mushrif, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

We especially trekked to try and find this place and were highly disappointed. Lady at reception was fine as we had ID and it all seemed quite promising. A gentleman directed us to the ‘huts’ there the ladies are making things - he also seemed...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ClaireFolly
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

Greeted by rather rude and conflicted women at the reception - one who refused us entry without “ID” whilst the other deemed this unnecessary! Arguing among themselves!! Having spent money to get here refused entry, and turned away without any advise/suggestions on how one gets...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MakRPatel
Reviewed March 25, 2018

I was disappointed, because I was looking forward to visiting this place more than any other place in Abu Dhabi. First it was extremely difficult to find this place. My taxi driver didn't know where it was and wasted time and my money getting information...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Edokko29
Reviewed December 6, 2017

It depends what you are expecting - if you go wanting to see some real, local women working at real traditional crafts - then you will not be disappointed. If you are expecting something that is tourist polished - then don't go. I was careful...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Susan Y
Reviewed April 29, 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

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Highexpects
Reviewed April 20, 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

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed November 17, 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

Date of experience: November 2016
5  Thank Viva_La_Viajera
Reviewed February 22, 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

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank AlesiaSoroka
Reviewed January 19, 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

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Yvonne H
Reviewed August 29, 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

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Clare-bell
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