Traditional arts are still commonly practiced in Dubai and around the emirate. Throughout the Islamic world, Arabic calligraphy is a symbol representing unity, beauty and power, and is featured during the annual Dubai International Arabic Calligraphy Exhibition, where you can see the work of renowned calligraphers and learn the art yourself through workshops.
Find wall décor, carpets, cosmetic cases and more that feature Sadou, a traditional floor-loom weaving method practised by Bedouin women, where narrow strips of fabric are sewn together into bright, linear patterns. Likewise, temporary body art finds delicate and fanciful form in henna
, as artisans use natural ingredients to adorn hands and feet.