Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding

Expand your cultural awareness

Gain a greater appreciation of Dubai’s culture and customs at the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU).

Since opening in 1998, the SMCCU has been helping visitors get a better understanding of the culture and customs of the UAE.

The centre invites visitors to take part in their full schedule of activities, including a range of Arabic classes, heritage tours and guided mosque visits.

Seeing the location itself is worth the visit – it’s a beautifully restored wind tower house in the historic Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood.

Among SMCCU's wide range of activities is their traditional Emirati breakfast, lunch or dinner, a popular option with visitors. Take a seat on Bedouin-style carpets and pillows while you enjoy a selection of dishes and your local host answers questions about life in the emirate.

With its motto ‘Open Doors, Open Minds’ – all questions are welcome and answered, no matter how sensitive they are.

Be sure to book early to guarantee a spot.

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Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding

Gain a greater appreciation of Dubai’s culture and customs at the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU).

Since opening in 1998, the SMCCU has been helping visitors get a better understanding of the culture and customs of the UAE.

The centre invites visitors to take part in their full schedule of activities, including a range of Arabic classes, heritage tours and guided mosque visits.

Seeing the location itself is worth the visit – it’s a beautifully restored wind tower house in the historic Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood.

Among SMCCU's wide range of activities is their traditional Emirati breakfast, lunch or dinner, a popular option with visitors. Take a seat on Bedouin-style carpets and pillows while you enjoy a selection of dishes and your local host answers questions about life in the emirate.

With its motto ‘Open Doors, Open Minds’ – all questions are welcome and answered, no matter how sensitive they are.

Be sure to book early to guarantee a spot.

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Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding +97143536666 smccu@cultures.ae Al Musalla Rd, Bur Dubai - Dubai 55.3007474 25.2641101 Sun to Thu from 09:00 to 17:00, Sat from 09:00 to 13:00 https://www.visitdubai.com/-/media/dctcm/pois/sheikh%20mohammed%20centre%20for%20cultural%20understanding/thumb%20image/ramadaniftaratsmccuthumb105x105minjpg.jpg
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  • Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding

    Opening Timing : Sun to Thu from 09:00 to 17:00, Sat from 09:00 to 13:00

    Address : Al Musalla Rd, Bur Dubai - Dubai

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  • Rating Image
    9 Sep 2019
    by carton w
  • Cultural Lunch
    There are few historic or cultural activities in Dubai but this lunch, while touristy, does give a glimpse of an old Emirate home, food and traditions. The chicken birayani and dough balls with date syrup were particularly tasty.
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    7 Aug 2019
    by reuelmaharaj
  • Emirate culture understanding
    If you ever want to understand the emirate culture this is the place to visit. Although during the month of Ramadan was my visit I enjoyed the fact that I got to break fast in the traditional emirate way and also got to taste the cuisine the emirate culturally make. I also got to ask any question about the culture including topics on marriage and also got to visit a mosque and again was able to ask anything about the culture or religion. If you ever want to understand Dubai and the local culture this is a must visit.
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    27 May 2019
    by Paulina_Bali
  • Great concept
    Very interesting concept, very well executed. We learnt a lot about the UAE, the culture, custom and every day life. Highly recommended.

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