Local handicrafts and artisanal items on your trip

Arabian attars
Purchase heady Arabian attars (perfume oils) in simple vials or in extravagant gem-encrusted bottles; available at the perfume suq.

Acquire contemporary art by local Dubai artists at cutting-edge galleries like The Third Line, B21, Ave, and XVA.

Buy delicious Emirati dates and date jam from the fruit and vegetable suqat Shindagha Tunnel.

Emirati fashion
Emirati designer Raghda Bukhash appropriates traditional costumes to handcrafted cutting-edge fashion; her Pink Sushi label is available at Amzaan.

Exotic eats
Buy local herbs and spices such as zaatar and sumac at the spice suq.

Red-and-black-striped camel blankets and bags made by saddu, a traditional textile practice; expats turn them into cushions and ottomans; look for them at the camel suq or Heritage and Diving Villages.

Woven baskets
Colorful baskets finely woven from date palm fronds; the pyramid-shaped al makabba is handy for picnics to keep the flies off food; available from the Heritage and Diving Villages.


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