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Schools & Universities Programme

Since its inception, the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding has been providing educational programmes for local schools, universities and institutions from  the UAE as well as abroad. In 2014 more than 20,000 students attended our educational programmes


With our variety of packages and flexible programmes, we can enhance a student's knowledge of the local culture, traditions and religion of the Emirates in a fun and engaging learning environment.  Our centre located in the Al Fahidi Historic District is the perfect backdrop for students to explore with our experienced programme guides through the old trading village. 

The school will also have the opportunity to experience traditional homemade Emirati food in the authentic Majlis or courtyard of our historic Windtower house.During the cultural meal, students will be introduced to the traditions and customs of Emirati family life, the importance of coffee as part of honouring guests, and an open Q & A session.

Our Cultural Mosque Programme allows students to learn about the significance of the house of worship as part of the culture and traditions of the Emirates.

We also provide bespoke Cultural Awareness Programmes hosted at your school and teacher and staff Cultural Induction Programmes To find out more, please contact our dedicated Schools Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

K-12 School Programme Detail