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Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, Dubai
Categories: Historic Sites, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
Explore further into the richness of Emirati culture and history with Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, a nonprofit organization dedicated to introducing guests to the city, its people, and religion. Take a guided tour of the city's historical district and a mosque to gain a deeper appreciation for the local culture and its main religion. Head out onto the creek on a traditional wooden boat, where your guide will introduce you to the maritime history of the city and the many architectural and cultural landmarks that line the famous stretch of water. To visit Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding and other attractions in Dubai, use our Dubai travel itinerary planner.
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Catch an Abra across the creek for 1AED and travel like the locals, great city views especially at night
Wonderful informal evening dinner with volunteer hosts who are happy to share information on their culture and insights into family life. Lots of laughs along the way and chance to try on local costum... read more »
It was our fist visit to a cultural center, and I need to say that experience we had was absolutely wonderful. All the people who are working here really putting their soul in what they are doing, and... read more »
A great host to introduce you to the world of Islam, Dubai, and the Arabic culture. We came here with my colleagues along with our visitors for our event as a social gathering, even if you are a Muslim or living around the region or someone from the Americas or South East Asia, you are bound to learn something from the amazing host they had. This is a paid service and I can't remember the price but if you are willing to dish out for the fee then I'm sure your Dubai experience will feel more complete. The food and tour comes with the fee and for me, it's all worth it. I highly recommend to visit the place even if you just want to eat traditional Arabic cuisines.
Shenaz Abdul Wahab
This center is near the Dubai Museum. It is a wonderful location that has many things to offer tourists. There are tours that is hosted by the center that promotes Arab culture and provides delicious food. There are art shops and a Coin and Coffee museum. Take a stroll outside and eat a camel burger in an Arab restaurant or take a different view of the Dubai Creek.
Whether you're in Dubai for a day or a month, this place is a must visit. They have several programs for tourists and they take good care to ensure an immersive and wholesome experience of the Emirati culture. I went for their Sunday brunch and had a wonderful time eating earthy Emirati delicacies and talking with the host as she regaled us with funny, witty and insightful answers to our questions about this country. This was followed by an invitation to explore the home and neighborhood and so gracious were the hosts that they even packed some of the food and gave to the guests to enjoy later!
Najeeb AL Ali
Open doors open minds, if you want to know more about UAE culture in Emirati hospitality way, just visit the centre and enjoy.
Natascha van Meer
Me and my friend had a cultural breakfast at the Sheikh Mohammed Centre. It was a great experience with good food and we could ask the hostess anything we wanted about the culture of Dubai and the UAE in general. We've learned a lot and we would certainly recommend it to tourists who are looking for an educative cultural excursion with typical Emirati food.
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