Art & Design Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
The Emirates Heritage Club in Abu Dhabi has faithfully recreated a traditional village in an oasis, bringing the Emirates’ past back to life. In its lovely shaded alleyways, studded with traditional buildings and goatskin tents, step back in time and discover the reality of living in the desert with campfires, coffee pots and falaj irrigation systems. Thanks to the craftsmen working on the site, you can learn about traditional handicraft methods and techniques, from spinning pottery to metalwork. Last but not least, there is a lovely shop selling traditional soaps and fragrant dried herbs.