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View Women's Handicraft Centre in 360 virtual tour

Founded in 1975, the center is an active site of creation, with over forty women harnessing their talents and selling their handicrafts. Although the final products are quite expensive, the trip is worth it to see firsthand heritage and dedication to preserving and sharing the culture. The artisans themselves are older Emirati women, often illiterate, widowed or divorced, whose livelihoods depend on the Women’s Handicraft Center. Although oftentimes Abu Dhabi is criticized for importing culture, the Women’s Handicraft Center is a excellent example of Abu Dhabi truly protecting and promoting its artistic heritage.