Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding

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Ramadan offer

The venue: Held in the courtyard of the wind-tower house in the heart of the Al Fahidi Historic District of Old Bur Dubai.

Iftar: The evening begins with the Athan (the call to prayer), followed by the breaking of the fast with Emirati hosts when Arabic coffee and dates are served. Take a moment to watch your hosts pray, before iftar is served. After iftar, join us for a visit to the Diwan Masjid, before returning to SMCCU house for dessert and tea.

Suhoor: Not available.

Extras: All hosts will be Emirati, making this a unique place to experience iftar and have any questions you may have about Ramadan, the culture or traditions of the UAE answered by locals.

Prices: Dhs135 per person, free (children aged below 12 years).

Timings: Starts approximately 15 minutes before sunset every evening from July 1 to July 26.

Bookings accepted? Yes. Book online at Private bookings are also available for corporate or large groups. (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

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Restored Arabic residence hosts cultural breakfasts, Bastikia walking tours and coffee mornings. The Centre offers UAE information Sun-Thu, 9am-3 pm, Jumeirah Mosque Tour Sat, Sun, Tue and Thu 10am. Meet at Jumeirah Mosque, Beach Road.

By Time Out Dubai staff
Time Out Dubai,


  • Location: Bur Dubai, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 353 6666
  • Travel: House 26, Al Musallah Road, Al Fahidi Historic District
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  • Times: Mosque open to visitors Sat-Thu 9.45am-11.15am

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