The Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding (Mosque Visit & Dinner)

Let me please start by thanking the managing team at The Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding - SMCCU (non profit organization) for their vision, mission and efforts to reach out to Dubai Social Club members with a great and special offer for a Cultural Dinner, Tour and a Mosque Visit at Bastakiya next to the Ruler's Court.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The details of the booking are as follows:


Event: Cultural Dinner & Mosque Visit

Date: Saturday 12/01/2013

Time 4.30pm

Duration: 2.00 - 2.30 hours

Number of attendants : 20 people

Total rate per member: 110 AED


Cultural Dinner & Mosque Visit:


You will have a tour of the Bastakiya Mosque where your guide will give a small presentation offering an insight into the role of the Mosque and its significance to the Emirati people, you are encouraged to ask any questions you might have; relating to Emirati religion, culture and traditions, because of SMCCU's "Freedom to Ask" policy no question is off limits!
You will then have the opportunity to experience traditional homemade Emirati food in the ambiance of the SMCCU's courtyard, whilst being treated to a cultural presentation by an Emirati host.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dinner Food Menu

Chicken Makhboos rice and chicken cooked slowly together with black

pepper, saffron, nutmeg, cumin and onion

Fish Makhboos Local UAE fish flaked into spiced rice and onions

Lamb Fareed lamb and vegetables cooked in stock until tender, with thin

Arabic bread mixed into the broth

Mathrouba boneless chicken with lentils, vegetables, parsley and spices

cooked until the form of paste

Aysh white rice

Muhammer sweet rice

Safi lightly spiced grilled fish

Supreme plain grilled fish

Arabic coffee lightly roasted coffee infused with cardamom and sometimes

cinnamon

Arabic Tea black tea usually taken with sugar

Dried & fresh Dates

 

Please note that there is limited parking!!

Please sign up today and book your place for this great and unique experience. Also please feel free to invite your friends and co workers.

For any further details, feel free to contact me.

See you there!

Othman


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  • Shahla

    Excellent like always, thanks Othman for gathering us for ANOTHER wonderful night .To be with this group was so enjoyable.

    January 13, 2013

  • Lara

    Thanks Otto for this really nice event, thanks to all the attendees was nice sharing with you this event, big applause for Otto

    January 13, 2013

  • ariane

    Fantastic!

    January 12, 2013

  • Ehab Nayef

    Hi Everyone, I'm coming from the other side of the Creek (Deira) - towards , I can pick up anyone who needs a Lift from both sides of the Creek and even from Sh. Zaid Road - No Problem - call me if you need assistance [masked]

    January 12, 2013

  • Antonella C

    Thanks Othman, I'll be at jlt station marina side at 4

    January 10, 2013

  • Antonella C

    Wow!

    January 10, 2013

  • Othman Mohammed

    please note that parking is limited there, so please if you can use public transportations or car pool it will be much better.
    I may have couple places left in my car, let me know if anyone wants a ride from the JBR/Marina/JLT area. I will be leaving at 4 pm from JLT metro station on the Marina side.

    January 10, 2013

    • Othman Mohammed

      Or you can get your legs walking and be at the JLT station no later than 4 pm and I will be happy to let you ride with us.

      January 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It's so kind of you, Mr.Otto.
      I will give you a call when I reach JLT metro station before 4pm.

      January 10, 2013

  • Mohamed

    The participating ladies in this meetup will receive free Abaya's and the participating Gent's will receive a free Kandoorah (The UAE national dress for men). ;-)

    1 · January 10, 2013

    • Smile Wang

      That's great! What a nice surprise! Thank you.

      1 · January 10, 2013

  • Othman Mohammed

    I'm reopening this event for 2 more slots available!

    January 10, 2013

  • Othman Mohammed

    Ok, RSVP has been closed and this is the final list.
    I'm looking forward for this event and seeing there.
    For any further details, please feel free to contact me.
    Thanks
    Otto

    January 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd like to join this event. Am I too late to join?

    January 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Can I have your account details?

      January 9, 2013

    • Othman Mohammed

      Please call me ... [masked]

      January 9, 2013

  • ariane

    Looks like Otto will be the only guy attending...lucky you! hahahaha

    January 8, 2013

  • Othman Mohammed

    Who ever was removed from the RSVP list and still would like to attend, you still can by contacting me and arrange for full advanced payment by 7 pm today.
    [masked]
    Thank you
    Otto

    January 8, 2013

  • Manal

    is this event still on??

    January 6, 2013

    • Othman Mohammed

      Yes it is Manal, and you need to pay by today in order to attend!

      January 8, 2013

  • Mike Ghalayini

    Hi Otto, Have to travel that day. Won't be able to join. Have fun

    January 7, 2013

  • kel

    Hi Otto, I wont be able to join this event. I changed my RSVP. Have fun guys...

    January 5, 2013

  • Cheryl

    Hi! Maybe there's an opportunity for a second batch?

    December 19, 2012

  • Mohamed

    Why do women in UAE wear black?
    Why do men in UAE wear white?
    Why do men and women cover their hair?
    Why do women cover their face?
    Is it true that Emirati (Arab) men can marry 4 wife's? Is it traditional, cultural, religious or political?
    How and where does Emirati boys and Girls meet and get together ?
    Is marriages arranged in UAE?
    Is shaking hands with the other sex prohibited among Emiraties?
    Where do Emirati people hangout?
    How did people in UAE live before?
    Can Muslim man marry a non Muslim woman?
    Is it fine for non Muslims to walk in any Mosque in UAE?
    What is the sound we hear from the Mosque everyday?
    Why in the malls the shops switch off the songs when the call of the prayer comes up on the mall speakers?
    What are the things that everyone should know before coming to UAE?

    If want to have the answer to one of these questions or you have many other questions about UAE culture, tradition or about then you should join this meetup. Hurry up and join.

    December 18, 2012

    • Othman Mohammed

      You know, I'm an Arab, and a proud one too ... Yet I can't answer all these questions ... I guess I need this tour!! Thank you borther!!

      December 18, 2012

  • Mohamed

    The center ranked number 4 best things to do in Dubai by TripAdvisor. read what people has to say about the center
    http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attr...­

    December 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Otto I sent a message to you to say that I was going to pay tomorrow since I am off work. Can I stillgo ahead or do I have to wait until Jan? I just saw your message below that said payment had to be made before 5pm Wed. Thanks for all your efforts Otto. I look forward to meeting you and the others next month.

    December 6, 2012

  • Smile Wang

    We have 27 for yes and not half are willing to pay in advance? Now exactly what I was afraid of had happened. Otto, maybe you should consider not to organize this kind prepayable event. It's, to be frank, not convenient. I will see if I can attend. If not, I will send you my account details.

    December 6, 2012

    • Othman Mohammed

      Thanks Smile :)

      December 6, 2012

    • Smile Wang

      I don't understand why either as I suppose I was one of the first who paid. But 27 yes and can't meet 15 min. for a reservation. That should have showed some sign, right?

      December 6, 2012

  • AUGUSTINE

    hi othman very interesting to attend can i pay money on the spot arrival i dont have inhalf moneyon A/c please

    December 4, 2012

  • Othman Mohammed

    Please note that this event has to be paid for in advance in order to go ahead with it. You have till tomorrow 5pm to make payment and book your place otherwise I ask you very kindly to change your RSVP to no.
    Also make sure that the money is transferred or deposited to the account number in the email and then text me so I text you back confirmation.

    December 4, 2012

    • gary butler

      Hi Otto, just confirming my conversation from this morning, I am unable to attend.

      December 4, 2012

    • Othman Mohammed

      Got it ... Thanks Gary, I appreciate it!

      December 4, 2012

  • Othman Mohammed

    Hi ... For this event, as requested by SMCCU, attendants are requested to pay in advance. Please make sure you follow this post for more information.
    Thank you
    Otto

    December 1, 2012

  • Othman Mohammed

    Dont worry Rafika, there will always be another time as I think we should have this event more often especially for new comers to Dubai!!

    November 17, 2012

  • Rafika Rajab

    It would've been perfect for me to attend the tour and taste the traditional food, pity I won't be in Dubai till the 15th

    November 16, 2012

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