Going to Dubai on a business or holiday trip or maybe even living there for a while? Like most people who travel to other countries, you will probably want to buy some locally made handcrafts. In many places, you have to time your trip so you are there at the right time for an event. In Dubai, you don’t have that to worry about since The Makers’ Market, an event run by the Artisans of the Emirates, is held on the second and fourth Friday of every month. The location of this event is in Dubai’s Times Square Center.
If you are a crafter yourself, you no doubt want to buy crafts made by people in Dubai as you have a deep appreciation of their work. Of course, that appreciation will inspire you to do some crafting. You don’t have to wait until you get back home. One of the many tables at the Maker’s Market for a company that displays finished crafts, craft supplies and information about crafts they teach. This company is called Creativehands.
Creativehands can feed your need to craft. You will find everything you need to make a scrapbook of you time in Dubai or make greeting cards, using stamps, chippies, stencils and paint or anything else that suits you. Want to make something that is uniquely Dubai and uniquely you? Consider decoupage as a medium that lets you create something that tells about your time in Dubai. Something that is fun and decorative is decor mache. Creativehands has a line of handmade paper mache figures ready to finish any way you wish. Many of these crafts are available in kits.
Creativehands also has classes in a variety of crafts so if you want to learn something new, you definitely want to look into booking a few. Just be sure you sign up for the classes you want as far ahead of time as you can since the classes are kept small so everyone gets the attention needed to learn and enjoy the classes. Craft classes available include cardmaking, decoupage, décor mache, scrapbooking, paper marbling, milk painting, manga drawing, mixed media and sospeso trasparente, which is a three dimensional type of decoupage.
Whether the crafts mentioned above are what you want to do or not, you may love to do needle crafts such as knitting, crochet, embroidery, tapestry and cross stitch. These are great crafts to do to relax after a busy day. If you arrived in Dubai and realized you didn’t bring your knitting, crochet, etc. with you, no problem. You will find everything you need at YarnsDubai. If they don’t have something you want, you can no doubt find a shop that does.
Whether you simply want to buy locally made handcrafts or supplies for your own crafting, the Makers’ Market is a good place to start your search for what you want and need.