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My definition of Art Gallery certainly differs from this attraction. For sure there are number of very nice displays, but, less than two minutes in the building we were escorted into a room where one person spruiked the merits of the various carpets while another...More
Do not be misled by the name "Art Centre". Apart from a handful of "Not for Sale" items, practically everything, mostly mass produced souvenir stuff, can be purchased, and if you are visiting as a group, you will be subject to a courteous but mandatory...More
An extremely disappointing visit I assumed, quite incorrectly, that we were going to see some art, but the group we were with were ushered into a room where the sales patter began.
I have seen this guise many times in various countries, and this was...More
The Miraj Islamic Art Centre bills itself as a museum which the thought will quickly be dispelled upon entering. A salesmen will latch on you like a flea to a camel and will not leave your side. Early on he'll sell the "museum" piece by...More
I spend a lot of time in Abu Dhabi, but this is not one of the attractions that I would recommend. The literature talks about a museum and cultural experience, but it is not. It is a large collection of tourist items with a few...More
The location we visited, accessible from the lobby of the Hilton Capital Grand, Abu Dhabi, is one of 4 in the UAE, 2 in Abu Dhabi and 2 in Dubai. We heard about it, and "saved it up" for some afternoon when we returned to...More