The activity guide provides visitors of all ages, especially those between 7 and 12 years old, the opportunity to explore the art of Sadu weaving, one of the traditional crafts in the United Arab Emirates. Sadu reflects part of the heritage and traditions of nomadic communities that practice it, especially those who lived in the deserts, oases and some of inland areas of the U.A.E.
Sadu, with its different designs, vibrant colours and decorative uses, reflects the creativity and ingenuity of Emirati women. This craft offers a glimpse into the lives of the Bedouin people, in addition to their cultural, economic and social heritage. In particular, this craft highlights the active role played by the UAE woman from ancient times in the development of her family's economy. With this guide, you can learn about Sadu, the collection of its raw materials, production, designs and colours, oral traditions, uses, and its registration in UNESCO’s list of Urgent Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. We invite you to discuss, draw and write in this guide.