Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding
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Overall rating
4.6 / 5
based on 142 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.

Dubai: Cultural Lunch at The Sheikh Mohammed Center Reviewed by

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.

Dubai: Cultural Lunch at The Sheikh Mohammed Center Reviewed by

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.

Dubai: Emirati Cultural Breakfast Experience Reviewed by

Really interesting tour-a definite must for your list of things to do

Although it was difficult to find - when we got there it was definitely worth the stress of finding the location. We learnt so much about local culture, and came away enlightened. If you are interested in cultural history, this is a great tour to take.

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