Al-Sadu is a traditional handicraft which originated among the Bedouins of the desert and is still practised by Emirati women today. Camel fur, goat hair or sheep wool is woven into homes and furnishings, such as the Bayt Al-She’r, the ‘house of hair’ desert tent, household furnishings and decorative camel and horse accessories. The craft has unique, colourful designs and symbols inspired by the natural environment and tribal logos. Al-Sadu was a resourceful way of utilising scarce desert resources for shelter and comfort, and is an important symbol of Emirati creativity and resilience. Al-Sadu was inscribed on UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in Need of Urgent Safeguarding in 2011.