Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding

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What people are saying about Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 143 reviews

Very relaxed and delicious meal with a knowledgeable guide into the culture and answered all questions fully. The meal was very Indian as opposed to the more traditional Arabic which what I would expect from that part of the world. Very interesting conversations about being environmentally friendly yet we were served water in small containers made of plastic. To take food away(which was fabulous to be able to do this!!) we were given foil containers and plastic bags to take food away(which was fabulous!!) maybe everyone could be told to bring their own multiple use containers if they want to be able to take food away. I highly recommend this activity as a first insight into the culture...but it did leave me wanting to know more and with no pointers as to what I can do to have more access to the local people to learn more about their culture.

Absolutely must go to better understand the beautiful local culture!

The event was so elegantly organised in the midst of a beautiful hall! The hosts explained the local way of life as well as the sensible meanings behind their culture. Visitors can ask any questions, even those that would be difficult to ask in normal circumstances. This is an event that I will definitely go again just to ask more questions and enjoy the same from other visitors.

An excellent lunch with a very knowledgeable host Ms Ruqaya. The motto Open doors...Open minds truly expresses the goal of this centre. Over a delicious meal you are encouraged to ask questions about any aspect of the Emirati culture. A fantastic way to experience an Arab meal and learn about the culture and customs of the Emirati people.

Highly recommended. Learned a lot about Emirati culture.

We were a little late as arrived via metro and taxi. Taxi driver unsure of location even though we had address in english and Arabic (driver may have been from a different ethnic background?). Would be good if clear instruction how to get to the cultural centre via metro and walking... thanks.

Amazing experience. You will learn a lot for the culture of Emiratis

It was an amazing experience! Very informative and amazing local food! Time only disadvantage was that we all had a lot of questions and we didn’t have enough time to try local dresses so we didn’t do his. But the overall experience was great!