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

    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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    19 Jan 2020
    by yokok0_0
  • Very nice way to learn about Muslim culture and local food
    We learnt a lot about Emirati culture, clothes and food, Muslim religion. I was impressed how open the culture centre staff was and she answered any of the visitors’ questions. Highly recommend it!
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    2 Jan 2020
    by Relaxtravel123
  • Jumeirah Mosque Tour - Excellent
    Dear all, I visited the Jumierah Mosque via one of their guided tours only last week and it was a very enjoyable experience and one that I would repeat. The guides are friendly and happy to answer any questions also I really enjoyed speaking to Meera as she helped me with some of my basic Arabic that I had been learning. Upon arrival they give you some light refreshments but they are generous with the amount that they give you and I personally would have classed it as a light lunch so great value for money. My only recommendation would be that it would be great if the the tours were longer as I enjoyed it so much. Many thanks!
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    29 Dec 2019
    by Christie H
  • Explore old Dubai
    One of the tour guides from my Abu Dhabi tour recommend this cultural center. It was wonderful to be able to walk around the historical homes and shops. Also to learn about the emirate cultural and traditions. I would highly recommend making this a stop and doing one of their cultural lunches/dinners.

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