Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding


Culture and Heritage

The SMCCU is a non-profit organization. The centre's goal is to raise awareness of the local culture and to develop understanding between the vast mix of cultures that call Dubai home. It is a great place to learn more about the Emirati culture, its fascinating heritage and general ways they carry out living in the Emirates. Through the centre, visitors can discover the Emirati customs and religion in addition to its language, fantastic cuisine and much more.

Some of the activities organised by the SMCCU include cultural meals, spoken Arabic classes, creekside tours, mosque tours and many more activities. One of the popular tours are the tours of the Al Fahidi Historic District. You can check out the schedules and prices for the tours here.

The SMCCU is conveniently located in the heart of old Dubai, a few minutes from the Dubai Museum, and across the creek from Dubai's renowned souks. It is an enlightening visit for both residents and tourists.


House 26, Al Mussallah Road, Al Fahidi District, Bur-Dubai

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