Enjoy an Authentic Emirati Meal and Cultural Talk in the one of the oldest areas of Dubai, Al Fahidi Al Bastakiya Historical District in our traditional wind tower courtyard. The Meal starts with Arabic Coffee and Dates and is followed by a selection of Emirati local dishes and desert featuring Ligamat and date syrup. After the meal your host or hostess will serve up tea and talk in our Landmark "Open doors. Open minds." cultural exchange. Guests are encouraged to ask questions about local culture and as our motto suggests, no question is off limits. The session concludes with an explanation of the local dress, and guests are welcome to volunteer to try on the attire.
Travel back to the days before Dubai was dominated by cutting-edge skyscrapers and 5 star restaurants and discover the traditions surrounding family life and local cuisine.
Meet at the Sheikh Mohammed Center for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU) wind tower house. Experience traditional Emirati hospitality, in the ambiance of our wind tower house courtyard.
Throughout the meal, ask any question you have about life in the city; no question is off limits! Learn about the center’s award-winning programs, and hear about their philosophy, “Open Doors. Open Minds.” The SMCCU strives to raise awareness and demystify the local culture, customs, and religion of the United Arab Emirates, improving cross-cultural understanding and communication between locals and guests.
Arabic Coffee and Dates and Emirati Hospitality
Authentic Emirati Meal