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Dubai: Cultural Lunch at The Sheikh Mohammed Center

1. Dubai: Cultural Lunch at The Sheikh Mohammed Center

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.

Dubai: Emirati Cultural Breakfast Experience

2. Dubai: Emirati Cultural Breakfast Experience

Taste traditional Emirati food, and learn more about life in the United Arab Emirates at a 1.5-hour cultural breakfast 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 traditions of the UAE. Sit in the courtyard of the SMCCU on traditional floor cushions. 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 experience is as unique as the questions you might want answers to. Learn about the local cultures and religion in an informal and relaxed atmosphere.

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The group met at the SMCCU and after taking off our shoes we all sat around the food together. The two very likeable women introduced themselves to us and explained how people eat traditionally in the Emirates. Arabic coffee was served and then you could eat. Meanwhile, the women were allowed to ask any questions about the country, culture and religion. The motto behind it was "open hearts, open minds" and should also allow taboo questions. The women reacted very well and also told very personal things. Unfortunately, our group was a little reserved when it came to asking questions, which was a shame because this openness is a good opportunity. But I really liked the idea behind it, to bring different cultures and people together and to understand each other better. Then you could take the leftovers from the buffet in a small bowl. Great experience in the heart of old Dubai.

We had an extremely knowledgeable guide who was keen to answer any of our questions. The building was beautiful and authentic. The food was plentiful and delicious. Thank you!

A presentation of the cultural and taste traditions of the Emirates. Attention, English spoken preferable. Everything happens in English. Questions and answers.

The communication was very open and you could ask a lot. As a result, we learned and understood a great deal about the Emirates.

Great food and great conversation! The food was delicious