There are some beautiful handicrafts to collect from the region such as Omani daggers, inlay bowls, beautiful embroidery, as well as photos, prints and original artwork. Displaying these lovely finds can be challenging. We have relied over the years on Abdullah at his shop, King of Glass in Salmiya.
Abdullah has an excellent eye for just the right frame and matting for anything. Sometimes a glass, non matted frame works best. Other times, an inlaid box for an artifact with just the right color background helps bring out the intricate details of a piece of artwork. And the prices are always reasonable…I find them a third or less from what I would pay for the same in the States.
Located between Salem al Mubarak and Bin Shoba Streets, they open mornings 10 to 1 then reopen again after 4pm daily. Call first for a location pin, as the first time finding it is a bit tricky. The shop number is 2571 7268.