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Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding

Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding
  1. Eid Al Adha
    It is Eid again, a time to celebrate! Eid means festivity or celebration in Arabic. Eid Al Adha means the Festival of the Sacrifice. It is an Islamic festivity observed by Muslims around the world, which commemorates the willingness of … Continue reading
  2. Emirati Machboos Recipe
    Machboos is one of the most popular Emirati dishes.  It consists of rice and can be made with chicken, lamb, or seafood. We serve it daily in our cultural meals. Many of our guests enjoyed it and requested the recipe, … Continue reading
  3. The Muslim Call to Prayer and Its Meaning
    The call for prayer, in Arabic called Adhan, is that melodic chant you often heard coming from the mosque, while walking down the street in an Islamic country, in the mall in the UAE or in parts of a movie. Have … Continue reading
  4. Top 10 Phrases Heard in Ramadan
    If you are visiting the United Arab Emirates this month, you will probably notice there is something different going on. Well, it happens to be the month of Ramadan! There are some common words and phrases in Arabic that are … Continue reading
  5. The Fuala
    Al Fuala, is a beautiful Emirati habit that has been abandoned by some Emirati.  It consists of coffee, tea, a simple spread of traditional dishes and an assortment of fruits. The Fuala represent the authentic generosity of greeting family, neighbours … Continue reading