1. United Arab Emirates
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  3. Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding

Dubai: Cultural Lunch at The Sheikh Mohammed Center

Product ID: 60160
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Learn about Arabic culture, Arabic greetings, expressions, and anecdotes, as well as Islam and its impact on local culture, cultural values, and sensitivities during a lunch at The Sheikh Mohammed Center for Cultural Understanding.
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Duration: 1.5 hours
Starting time 1:00 PM
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Wheelchair accessible

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Highlights
  • Taste traditional Emirati dishes at a cultural lunch
  • Learn more about the customs and traditions of the UAE
  • Ask your host or hostess any questions you like
  • Experience a more authentic side to Dubai
  • See a traditional wind tower house of the Al Bastakiya trading village
Full description
Taste traditional Emirati food, and learn more about life in the United Arab Emirates at a 1.5-hour cultural lunch at the Sheikh Mohammed Center for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU) in Dubai.

Located in a traditional wind tower house in the Al Bastakiya trading village of the Al Fahidi Historic District, the SMCCU was set up to raise awareness and demystify the local culture and customs of the United Arab Emirates.

With an objective to improve cross-cultural understanding and communication between locals and guests, you will learn more about local life through award-winning cultural programs. Sample authentic Emirati dishes while chatting with your host about the culture and traditions of the UAE. Sit in the courtyard of the SMCCU on traditional floor cushions, and taste Arabic coffee and dates, along with a variety of local dishes, including dessert.

Ask your host or hostess any questions you have, following the SMCCU motto of “Open Doors, Open Mind.” Each dinner is as unique as the questions you might want answers to. Learn about the local cultures and religion in an informal and relaxed atmosphere.
Includes
  • Lunch at the Sheikh Mohammed Center for Cultural Understanding
  • Selection of local Emirati dishes
  • Authentic Arabic coffee, tea, and dates

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Meeting point

House 26, Al Musallah Road, Al Fahidi Historic District (adjacent to the Ruler's Court)

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From US$ 42 per person

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Product ID: 60160