Authentic Emirati Cultural Meal and Talk in Old Dubai

1 hr, 30 min

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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...
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.
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Stop At: Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, Al Mussallah Rd House 26, Al Fahidi District, Dubai United Arab Emirates

Our cultural meals are hosted at the SMCCU in a traditional wind-tower house in the Al Fahidi neighbourhood, are an excellent opportunity to learn within an informal environment. The topics of discussion are generated by questions from the guests and lead by one of our cultural presenters. The programme is designed to be entertaining, educational and informative. Topics include Arabic culture, Islam and its impact on local culture, cultural values and sensitivities, important Arabic greetings and expressions as well as insightful anecdotes.


Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Important Details

Included
  • Visit includes Authentic Emirati cuisine
  • Q & A Session with experienced guide about local culture and traditions
  • Water, Arabic coffee. tea and dates and served
  • Entry/Admission - Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding
Not Included
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Departure Point
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Centre for Cultural Understanding, Al Mussallah Rd - Bur DubaiAl Fahidi - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Customer Reviews

4.7
/5
Based on 43 reviews

Reviewed: October 7, 2019

PHILLIP C

Excellent talk about Dubai and muslim culture. All questions answered and shared a beautiful arabian lunch to boot.


Reviewed: July 11, 2019

Pamela O

The Gentlemen were extremely kind and they explain everything in detail. they made us feel very comfortable answering our questions. I learned a lot from them. Highly recommended.


Reviewed: July 5, 2018

Hector S   |   USA

This was a really good cultural experience! We ended up enjoying the hospitality of our Emirati friends and learning a lot about the Arab culture. It was a good experience worth the money!


Reviewed: April 25, 2018

Susan D

Fantastic experience, would definitely recommend this to anyone going to Dubai.


Reviewed: April 10, 2018

Ashleah N

Think this is great for someone who wants more insight into life in the Emirates. Come prepared with questions, bc the guest guide the convo. I would have liked our host to given use a quick overview of culture at the beginning, but other than that this is a great first stop! Explore old Dubai after