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Culture Meeting

  • Jun 14, 2014 · 9:00 AM
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Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU), House 26, Al Musallah Road

Located in a traditional Wind Tower House in the heart of the historic Al Fahidi District in Bur Dubai, the centre offers a range of enrichment activities.

Operating under the centre's philosophy and motto “Open Doors. Open Minds.” the SMCCU strives to raise awareness and demystify the local culture, customs and religion of the United Arab Emirates. 

To improve cross-cultural understanding and communication between locals and guests, visiting and residing across the UAE, they invite all to learn more about the local culture in Dubai...

Saturdays they offer:
Heritage Tour (9.00 - 10.30 am,  65 AED pp) plus  Culture Brunch  (10.30am  - 12 pm, 85 AED pp) 

HERITAGE TOUR:
The tour includes a walk through the Al Bastakiya neighborhood of the Al Fahidi Historic District and a visit to the Diwan Mosque. Guests then return to the SMCCU house for a cultural discovery Q&A session and will be treated to Arabic tea, coffee and dates. 

Please wear proper clothes!

Please let me know if you are interested and I will do the booking for all of us and keeping in touch with them.

Please -  if you decide to come and answer with "yes" - show up as we have to do a pre-booking and places are limited, thx.

For further info you can visit their facebookpage (Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, also with link to their website) or feel free to contact me, buuuuut it will be the first time for me (too) there 

Doreen

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  • Kartikeya A.

    Thanks Doreen! Would like to echo Hosam, guys please stick to your word if you say yes.

    2 · June 15, 2014

    • Doreen

      Thanks Kartekeya, such a nice and positive person you are... TAKE CARE, c u soon! 

      June 15, 2014

    • Doreen

      Yes, you did Raha.... Hopefully see you soon in one of the -as you said - lovely gatherings! RAMADAN KAREEM! d

      1 · June 15, 2014

  • Hosam

    Thanks a lot Doreen for supporting us and taking the initiatives for this event. We all really appreciate that. However, those people who RSVPed by YES and didn't show up affected the situation negatively. As Doreen had to pay a difference of 300 AED from her pocket. This is not only the major thing. The biggest issue is the commitment to one's word and the honesty of dealing with situations as well. It was easy to say "NO I would't able to attend." People who didn't show are Mohamed Sayed, Ahmed, and John Abbas Jaffari

    1 · June 14, 2014

  • Doreen

    We are inside the center (small door you will see when reach the small parkplace on mussalah road, small round about very close) - I have the vouchers! Please just come in then... d

    2 · June 14, 2014

    • Baghdad

      The map sent me to meusium of dubai. I guess the center is not far.

      1 · June 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am really sorry but I will not be able to make it tomorrow

    June 14, 2014

  • Doreen

    Hey Guys,
    Thanks for your interest!
    I am in contact with the center and they are asking me for the final number of attending people. So please recheck if you can make it and still like to come...
    Moreover they are asking me for payment in advance (150 AED per person) - fine by me to do that for all people, but please attend then...

    I KNOW IT IS A SAT MORNING, but I think the experience is worth to get up early! Right?!

    Lovely Regards, d

    June 5, 2014

    • Doreen

      And yeah - see you tomorrow

      June 13, 2014

    • Joan A.

      Thanks a lot Doreen. Looking forward to see you tomorrow.

      June 13, 2014

  • Doreen

    Hey guys,
    I will pick Joan up on the metrostation "DIFC" tomorrow at 8.15 am and have still 2 seats available in the car - whoever needs a lift and can pass by at this station, feel free to join us... Please drop me a line! C u d

    1 · June 13, 2014

  • Kartikeya A.

    Definitely Coming! Just to confirm, we are doing the brunch and the tour right? Also, are shorts considered decent? Thanks Doreen and Hosam for taking the initiative on this one. looking forward to seeing you guys tomorrow.

    2 · June 13, 2014

    • Doreen

      Hey Kartikeya, thx for your answer!  yes, we are brunch and tour. Regarding the info of the SMCCU "there is no dress code as such, during the heritage tour you will be going
      to the mosque so modest dress is required, covered shoulders, and during
      the
      Brunch you will be sitting on cushions on the floor so whatever feels
      comfortable". To my mind it is better to go longer and non-transparent shorts. Looking forward seeing you tomorrow. I am sure very interesting morning... Lovely Regards, Doreena 

      1 · June 13, 2014

    • Doreen

      Maybe it is also a good idea to bring a scarf - just in case (even after the walk in the head and then coming back in AC-cooled-down-areas it could be helpful so or so), c u tom, 

      June 13, 2014

  • Hosam

    Guys, please make sure that you will definitely attend this event as Doreen has already booked for nine people. Please change your RSVP to No in case of not attending. Thanks

    1 · June 12, 2014

    • Alex

      Mr. Hosam, I really sorry my friend and I can't go tomorrow, I have to go work urgently tomorrow I am sooty again. Thanks

      1 · June 12, 2014

    • Hosam

      Thanks a lot for the update. Please change your RSVP to No to let a space for wait-listed. Thanks

      1 · June 12, 2014

  • Marinelle

    regret to inform that i cannot come for some unforseen incident.. hope I could catch up Saturday night if things will be settled.. thank you!

    2 · June 12, 2014

    • Hosam

      Thanks a lot Marinelle for the update. Hope everything will go very well.

      1 · June 12, 2014

    • Doreen

      Marinelle, I hope you are alright! No prob, next time! X

      1 · June 12, 2014

  • Doreen

    Hey Guys,
    Looking forward to sat, ! FYI I transfered some money to confirm that we come (as they required), but have to confirm the amount of people at thursday... So please kindly check your RSVP, thaaaaank you! C u there in decent clothes, please! X

    2 · June 9, 2014

  • Kartikeya A.

    Hi, can i still sign up for it?

    2 · June 7, 2014

    • Hosam

      Yes of course, you are most welcome

      1 · June 7, 2014

  • Hosam

    Thanks a lot Doreen for suggesting this wonderful event. Keep up the good work :)

    May 25, 2014

    • Doreen

      Pleasure! Thank you for all your efforts!

      1 · May 25, 2014

    • Doreen

      Hope the people like the idea. I am in touch with SMCCU - they are very welcoming and helpful! 

      1 · May 25, 2014

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