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Cultural Awareness Programmes & Events

 


CULTURAL AWARENESS PROGRAMMES

FOR YOUR ORGANISATION


The Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding is a non-profit organisation dedicated to bringing cultures together to promote mutual understanding and respect under the banner of “Open doors.Open minds.” In a country made up of over 200 nationalities, cultural understanding and awareness is crucial for both private and governmental organisations operating in the UAE. Our bespoke corporate programmes and activities can support your company by promoting open communication, enhancing staff performance and increasing general corporate productivity. We are trusted by over 150 companies across the region to provide greater understanding of the UAE culture and encourage employee integration as well as developing communication channels between employee and client/customer.

What we offer 


CULTURAL AWARENESS

PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS

 


Our interactive formal presentations and workshops are led by one of our cultural presenters and are customised to reflect the company’s requirements. SMCCU can tailor the presentation or workshop to suit your business industry or a specific topic such as business etiquette, cultural sensitivity, employee interaction or succeeding in business in the UAE. The presenter will discuss your chosen topic, followed by an open opportunity to ask questions within a comfortable environment.

Duration: 60-90 minutes
Location: Your office or venue of choice Contact us for bookings and enquiries:
Tel: 04 353 6666 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


PRIVATE
CULTURAL MEALS

 


Held at SMCCU, a traditional wind-tower house in the Al Fahidi District, our private cultural meals are an excellent opportunity to learn within an informal environment, over delicious Emirati cuisine. The topics of discussion are generated by questions from the participants and lead by one of our insightful 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.

Minimum of 10 persons required for private booking
Duration: 90 minutes
Location: SMCCU, Al Fahidi District, Bur Dubai
Contact us for bookings and enquiries:
Tel: 04 353 6666 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


PRIVATE
HERITAGE TOURS

 


Provide your employees or clients the opportunity to step back in time and experience the atmosphere of the Al Fahidi District, one of the oldest traditional Emirati neighbourhoods set in Bur Dubai. Our knowledgeable cultural presenters will escort guests through the distinctive, narrow sikkas and stunning wind towers that adorn this historic district, before entering the Diwan Masjid. Guests then return to the SMCCU house for a cultural discovery Q&A session where they will be treated to arabic coffee, tea and dates.

Minimum of 10
Duration: 90 minutes
Location: SMCCU, Al Fahidi District, Bur Dubai

Tel: 04 353 6666 or email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


CREEKSIDE
TOUR

 


Provide your employees or clients with a full excursion of the Souks and points of interest along the hisoric Dubai Creek. The tour begins with a walk through the Al Fahidi District, one of the oldest traditional Emirati neighbourhoods along the Creek, followed by a visit inside the Diwan Mosque. Then visit the Meena Bazaar before hopping on to a traditional Abra to travel across Dubai’s Creek to the Gold and Spice Souks. Your journey ends back at the SMCCU house for a cultural discovery Q&A session where they will be treated to Arabic tea, coffee and dates.

Minimum of 10
Duration: 120 minutes
Location: SMCCU, Al Fahidi District, Bur Dubai
Contact us for bookings and enquiries:
Tel: 04 353 6666 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


ARABIC
CLASSES



The Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding has been teaching Spoken Gulf arabic for over eight years and offers weekday or weekend schedules at our centre. We also provide private customised Arabic courses with content that is relevant to your business or industry.

Duration:Dependent on requirements
Location: SMCCU, Al Fahidi District, Bur Dubai
Contact us for bookings and enquiries:
Tel: 04 353 6666 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


COMBINATION
PACKAGES


 Combine any of our Cultural Dinner and a Mosque Visit 125AED per person.
Available any day throughout the year except Fridays.

Duration: 2.5 – 3 hours
Location: SMCCU, Al Fahidi District, Bur Dubai
Tel: 04 353 6666 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


CULTURAL
EVENTS


 The SMCCU provides cultural activities tailored to the needs of your organisation. The event can be fun or educational and include traditional bands, henna, caligraphy, falconry, Bahkoor and Oud (perfume) preparation.

 What People SAY ABOUT US


“ The experience and knowledge we gained from SMCCU was astonishing. Many of our delegates learned so much, even delegates that are from the GCC itself.”

 Praxis Global Research


"We would like to thank you for the wonderful tour and cultural lunch in SMCCU, Bastakiya with our new managers for Management Induction Program (MIP). Participants felt the hospitality of Arab culture and removed many stereotypes in the interactive session during lunch. Your speech was great and I am sure the participants got valuable inputs which can enhanced performance in their professional and personal life. We hope to see you again in the upcoming sessions of MIP. The participants gave the highest score of 4.9/5 for SMCCU. Well done."

Emirates NBD


 

 

 

 

 

“Thank you for the wonderful event and also the pre-event support provided from your whole team. It was definitely worthwhile to have all of our managers attend this event. We are including this as a part of our corporate induction for managers. So thank you to everyone involved in making this session so informative and exciting. ”

 

 

 

 

 

 


Al Tayer Group


“Many thanks again for hosting my colleagues at the SMCCU. Everyone really enjoyed the venue, loved the food and the inspiring talk by your presenter. In fact, the meeting was really productive because of the relaxed atmosphere and the Majlis style set up of the meeting room. Many thanks again for all your support and efforts in making us feel very welcome. We hope to hold another meeting at your center in future.”

 British Council


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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