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“emirati culture”(71 reviews)
“heritage tour”(46 reviews)
“cultural lunch”(45 reviews)
The Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU) invites visitors and residents alike to learn about the local culture, customs and religion through its various interactive programmes under the banner and motto of the centre, "Open...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Al Mussallah Rd | House 26, Al Fahidi District, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Creek
+971 4 353 6666
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Reviewed 1 week ago

well worth the trip and the entrance fee when you go to see the mosque. a very informative hour. they answer questions that get asked at the end of the presentation

Thank hunglow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the cultural lunch and the talk given by our hosts. Only draw back was a tour group of ? Teenagers visiting who obviously had no interest to be there and sat off to the side and talked through the presentation and spent their...More

Thank PerthPloppy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have joined the Emirati food trip, and it was great visit. the Arabic man explained all the traditional habits, along with the traditional food which was very good test. it is nice to try the city live style. recommended to visit.

Thank Silvia R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a spent couple of hours. We learned so very much about the culture of the people of Dubai. We had a nice lunch that was made with recipes from the area.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for a lunch excursion with a large group. Overall found very interesting. Some of the information shared seemed a little rehearsed, however enjoyed the experience and the food was tasty.

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have any questions about the Emirati culture or just keen to hear from a local what it is like living in Dubai (with a few great stories thrown in) - highly recommend to visit, make sure you book as there are several tour groups going...More

Thank stelladebs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting and informative way to learn about the life and culture in UAE. An easy way to understand and would definitely recommend this.

Thank MateEeMa
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Truly enjoyed this session. Wasn't like anything we had expected. We went as part of an offsite and had the best time learning about the UAE culture and traditions.

Thank TAD1234
Reviewed 8 September 2018

if you want to know the history of the UAE this is it, the rich culture and beautiful manners that personifies the elegant culture that The UAE exibits a wonderful time, educational and delicious food, a must for travellers

Thank biltagideirdre
Reviewed 3 September 2018

We went along as part of a cultural day in Dubai having been to most of the tourists hot spots. The setting of a traditional lunch with a local presenter sharing the ways of the UAE people and the opportunity to ask questions was very...More

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The Creek
The smell of frankincense hangs thick and heavy in the
air, waves lap gently at jetties, and market traders
call to passing tourists. The creek, originally the
place where pearl boats docked and left on missions to
uncover jewels from the deep, is where the city really
began. The Al Fahidi District on the Creekside is one
of the oldest heritage sites in Dubai, easily
recognizable with its iconic wind towers, the original
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2 September 2018|
Response from Etern G | Reviewed this property |
I think its yes because they do have a lot of rooms nearby with lockers. As well nearby they do have oriental house hotel which is 3 star and you can leave there, not really expensive 250 AED which in $ approx 69-75 USD.
Scarlett P
6 May 2018|
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Response from 4u2c2017 | Reviewed this property |
Good afternoon, Museum hours, 10:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday. Please keep in mind that it is now Ramadan timings here in the UAE. Tourists can visit the Museum for Iftar dinner in the evenings during this time... More
Qurat A
6 March 2017|
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Response from Joe V | Reviewed this property |
we did not eat there, we were allowed to do a walking tour through the entire complex. Found it very easy to walk around and it was quite interesting. No charge