Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, Dubai

4.5
#2 of 16 in Historic Sites in Dubai
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. A visit to Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Dubai trip itinerary planning website to plot your vacation.
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  • I visited here with my husband Very interesting We were welcomed into the Center with a smile and a glass of water Costs 130 dirham for 2 You have to take your shoes off Some people wore shorts it did...  more »
  • A pleasurable experience to learn about hertiage, customs and history. Personnel and guides were very courteous and hospitable. The good was also quite good.  more »
  • Fascinating insight into Arabic culture. All questions will be answered honestly and with clarity - no offence will be taken if you ask something naive about local culture. Worth a visit and enjoy the...  more »
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  • We did the cultural breakfast our first morning in Dubai. I really can't say enough good things about it. From the minute we showed up, the staff are super friendly and helpful. They allowed us to go on the roof to check out the view and recommended where else we can find good views. Since we showed up early, they suggested where we could take a walk so as not to waste time sitting inside and waiting. The breakfast was very informative, with a lead speaker fluent in English and very funny, and several secondary speakers who are there to help with answers and demonstrations. The traditional food was delicious and plentiful, and they even allowed the guests to take leftovers home in the containers they put out. The speakers answered all guest questions without reservation. Definitely go here in the beginning of your trip, (reserve ahead of time; pay there), then walk around the area and take a boat across the creek to the gold and spice souks. It'll be an interesting and productive Dubai morning,
  • Interesting place to learn culture, taste and get to know local food, eating etiquette, local dressing. Very informative session done by the centre, had a wonderful experience. Open concept discussion.
  • A cultural staple that helps you learn more about local traditions, as well as Islam. But it's mostly just an enrapturing cultural experience that is far removed from the concrete, steel and high rises that is the rest of Dubai
  • We were not able to take advantage of any of the center's programming. My 5 stars are based on how pleasant and helpful the staff was in general. There is WIFI, and bathrooms. Their presentation and dining space was beautiful. Thank-you for your general assistance!
  • great and warm hospitality. I love the area and the atmosphere all around Bastakiah . a touch of the past that we all should know about Dubai.
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