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Dubai: Emirati Brunch & Culture

4.3 / 5

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Dubai: Emirati Brunch & Culture

From US$ 47 per person

Learn about the traditions of the United Arab Emirates at a 1.5-hour cultural lunch at Dubai’s Sheikh Mohammed Center for Cultural Understanding. Get a better appreciation about life in Dubai today, and hear about the center’s award-winning programs.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Limited to 9 participants


  • Taste traditional Emirati dishes at a cultural lunch
  • Learn more about the customs and traditions of the UAE
  • Ask your host or hostess any questions you like
  • Experience a more authentic side to Dubai
  • See a traditional wind tower house of the Al Bastakiya trading village
Full description
Taste traditional Emirati food and learn more about life in the United Arab Emirates at a 1.5-hour cultural brunch at the Sheikh Mohammed Center for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU) in Dubai. Located in a traditional wind tower house in the Al Bastakiya trading village of the Al Fahidi Historic District, the SMCCU was set up to raise awareness and demystify the local culture and customs of the United Arab Emirates. With an objective to improve cross-cultural understanding and communication between locals and guests, you will learn more about local life through award-winning cultural programs. Sample authentic Emirati dishes while chatting with your host about the culture and traditions of the UAE. Sit in the courtyard of the SMCCU on traditional floor cushions, and taste Arabic coffee and dates, along with a variety of local dishes, including the Emirates most famous dessert, Ligamat.
  • Brunch at the Sheikh Mohammed Center for Cultural Understanding
  • Selection of Local Emirati Dishes
  • Authentic Arabic Coffee, Tea and Dates
  • Cultural Q & A Session
  • Transportation
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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House 26, Al Musallah Road, Al Fahidi/Al Bastakiya Historic District next to the Ruler's Court

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4.3 /5

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Informative and delicious

We went here first thing in the morning on our first day. A great introduction to Dubai, her food and her culture. It put us at ease and gave us an orientation to interact with the city through allowing us to enjoy our visit so much more then we might have. Like everyone we have met in Dubai they are warm and welcoming

April 2, 2017

Loves food, delicious ..

Unfortunately, I am deaf, I recommend using national sign language interpreters. I would be very interested in talking about arab culture and many questions. Food is perfect, I'm really looking forward to Arabic dishes :-) Pass on recommendation :-))))

November 9, 2017

March 19, 2018

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