Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding
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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 www.cultures.ae/index.php/online-booking-now. Private bookings are also available for corporate or large groups. (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
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.
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