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  • Address: Al Mussallah Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Hours: Open 9am to 5pm Sunday - Thursday, 9am to 1pm on Saturdays
  • Admission: Fees vary based on event

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Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding Tours

Founded by Sheikh Mohammed and opened in 1998, the Centre for Cultural Understanding in Dubai serves to promote awareness of Emirati culture, including food, customs, and religion, with the aim to educate visitors and expats and remove cultural barriers. Situated within the Emirati wind tower house in Dubai's Al Fahidi district, the SMCCU run guided tours of this historic area, including local mosques such as the Jumeirah Mosque.

The center operates under the motto, "Open Doors, Open Minds" and organizes various activities in addition to tours, including lectures and educational programs, cultural awareness events, Arabic classes, and Iftars during Ramadan. It also offers visitors the opportunity to learn about and experience Emirati food by hosting Cultural Breakfasts and Cultural Lunches, where guests are free to ask questions and exchange ideas with locals while sampling authentic Emirati cuisine.

Practical Info

The Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding is located at Al Mussallah Road. The center is open from from 9am to 5pm Sunday through Thursday, and 9am to 1pm on Saturdays. Pre-booking in advance is advised.

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Authentic Emirati Cultural Meal and Talk in Old Dubai, Dubai, null
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Authentic Emirati Cultural Meal and Talk in Old Dubai

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Enjoy an Authentic Emirati Meal and Cultural Talk in the one of the oldest areas of Dubai, Al Fahidi Al Bastakiya Historical District in our traditional wind ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $28.60
Cultural Tour of the Al Fahidi Al Bastakiya District in Authentic Old Dubai, Dubai, Cultural Tours
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Cultural Tour of the Al Fahidi Al Bastakiya District in Authentic Old Dubai

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Explore one of the oldest areas of Dubai on a 1.5-hour guided tour of the Al Fahidi Al Bastakiya Historical District. Stop in and visit the Ruler's Court ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $25.90
Panoramic Tour of Iconic Attractions of Modern Dubai, Dubai, Cultural Tours
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Panoramic Tour of Iconic Attractions of Modern Dubai

Experience a Panoramic view of various highlights and Iconic attractions of the ever-changing picture of Modern Dubai!

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $48.34
Emirati Art and Cultural Tour From Dubai, Dubai, City Tours
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Emirati Art and Cultural Tour From Dubai

UAE are not only known for their charming hospitality, but also for their vast participation in Arts & Culture.  Bastakyia is he oldest district of Dubai ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $109.00
Private Tour: Luxury Yacht Charter From Dubai Marina, Dubai, Cultural Tours
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Private Tour: Luxury Yacht Charter From Dubai Marina

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Glide along Dubai’s shores in luxurious style on a private motor yacht cruise. Lounge on deck and sail by the Atlantis The Palm, Burj Al Arab, the World ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: Flexible

From USD $584.00
Private Tour: Dubai Sightseeing Speedboat Cruise, Dubai, Day Cruises
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Private Tour: Dubai Sightseeing Speedboat Cruise

Enjoy panoramic views of Dubai’s skyscraper-lined coast on a private speedboat cruise. Board a high-speed motorboat at Dubai Marina, and zoom across the open ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: Flexible

From USD $220.00
Cultural Tour Of Dubai, Dubai, Day Cruises
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Cultural Tour Of Dubai

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Discover the cultural side and traditional sites of Dubai and get to know the Bedouin customs and traditions. Learn about the early days of settlement in Dubai ...  Read more

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $115.00

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