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    Category

    Heritage Sites, Art & Culture, Kids, Landmark/Sightseeing, Entertainment, Eating/Food Experience, Family

    Area

    Bur Dubai

    Time

    Today 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Location

    House 26 & 47, Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, Al

    +97143536666
    Description

    Expatriates and UAE nationals are neighbours; however they can also be strangers. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, saw the need to reach out and educate expatriates in the traditions and customs of the UAE. His vision led to the creation of The Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU) in 1998. In 2015, the SMCCU was honoured to become a member ofThe Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Global Initiativesand continues to be a bridge between the many different nationalities living, working and visiting the UAE through its award-winning programmes. Locatedin a beautifully restored wind tower house in the historic Al Fahidi HistoricalNeighbourhood in Bur Show More

     Expatriates and UAE nationals are neighbours; however they can also be strangers. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, saw the need to reach out and educate expatriates in the traditions and customs of the UAE. His vision led to the creation of The Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU) in 1998. In 2015, the SMCCU was honoured to become a member of The Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Global Initiatives and continues to be a bridge between the many different nationalities living, working and visiting the UAE through its award-winning programmes.

    Located in a beautifully restored wind tower house in the historic Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood in Bur Dubai, the centre offers a range of activities, from traditional cuisine to conversations with local Emiratis. With its motto Open Doors, Open Minds, all questions – no matter how sensitive – are welcome and answered. Sign up for a traditional Emirati breakfast, lunch, or dinner and you’ll start with a guided walking tour of the historic Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood.Then take a seat on Bedouin-style carpets and pillows and enjoy a selection of traditional dishes while your local host answers questions about life in the emirate. Be sure to book early to guarantee a spot.

    They have different programmes with Cultural Meals, Heritage Tours, Museums visits, etc. You can choose one of your liking and experience a great time with family and friends.

     
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      Naazish

      Sheikh Mohammed Centre For Cultural Understanding (SMCCU) is a great place to visit if you want to feel close to the Emirati culture. With traditional Emirati meals you will be blown away by the facts shared by your Emirati speaker and guide during your tour and cultural meal. The place is a reminder of the roots of the culture and what UAE has to offer to its guests.

    • Do not self drive to museums and heritage sites as they are located in crowded old city areas and parking is a scarcity there; you are rather advised to use public transport.
    • Wear easy to slip in and out footwear as many places would need you to remove your footwear.
    • SAVE AED 100 when you book your Dolphin Bay experience at least 14 days in advance.