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Authentic Emirati Cultural Meal and Talk in Old Dubai

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Delve into traditional Emirati culture over a delicious local meal on an engaging experience in Dubai. Visit the charming Al-Fahidi neighborhood in old Dubai’s Al Bastakiya district, and take a seat in a delightful, wind towered courtyard. After Arabic coffee and dates, enjoy a tasty feast of local specialties, including syrup-soaked ‘ligamat’ donuts. As you eat, enjoy a question-and-answer session with a local expert, covering local culture. Learn about Emirati dress, food and daily life, and leave with a deeper understanding of Dubai’s past and present.
  • Emirati cultural talk and meal in Dubai, with an experienced guide
  • Be welcomed into a wind tower courtyard with Arabic coffee and dates
  • Enjoy a traditional Emirati feast, including favorites such as ‘ligamat’ with date syrup
  • Learn about Emirati society, food, and dress during a cultural talk
  • Ask about any aspect of Emirati daily life that interests you
  • Choose a breakast, lunch, or dinner tour
Visit includes Authentic Emirati cuisine
Water, Arabic coffee. tea and dates and served
Q & A Session with experienced guide about local culture and traditions
Transportation to/from attractions

Departure Point

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Centre for Cultural Understanding, Al Mussallah Rd - Al Fahidi - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding

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  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Authentic Emirati Cultural Meal and Talk in Old Dubai?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Authentic Emirati Cultural Meal and Talk in Old Dubai.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Authentic Emirati Cultural Meal and Talk in Old Dubai?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Authentic Emirati Cultural Meal and Talk in Old Dubai.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Authentic Emirati Cultural Meal and Talk in Old Dubai?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Authentic Emirati Cultural Meal and Talk in Old Dubai.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Authentic Emirati Cultural Meal and Talk in Old Dubai?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Authentic Emirati Cultural Meal and Talk in Old Dubai.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Authentic Emirati Cultural Meal and Talk in Old Dubai?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Authentic Emirati Cultural Meal and Talk in Old Dubai.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Ask any question you like, the time goes by fast so come prepared with questions in mind." See review
  • "Not the easiest place to find so I would recommend getting there early..Other than that it was a good experience, the best way to learn about Dubai." See review
  • "I'd really recommend spending time and ideally a meal with the team at the Centre for Cultural Understanding." See review

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Fun times but over local dinner
Marion_J
, Sep 2020
Amazing chance to meet a local and understand customs and culture over the local food! Great place to visit And to ask questions about how what when of the area
star-5
Museum of Cultural Understanding
pdcarleton
, Oct 2019
Excellent talk about Dubai and muslim culture. All questions answered and shared a beautiful arabian lunch to boot.
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Above and Beyond expectations
pamelaolson777
, Jul 2019
The Gentlemen were extremely kind and they explain everything in detail. they made us feel very comfortable answering our questions. I learned a lot from them. Highly recommended.
star-4
This was a really good cultural...
Hector S
, Jul 2018
This was a really good cultural experience! We ended up enjoying the hospitality of our Emirati friends and learning a lot about the Arab culture. It was a good experience worth the money!
star-5
Fantastic experience, would definitely...
Susan D
, Apr 2018
Fantastic experience, would definitely recommend this to anyone going to Dubai.
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Think this is great for someone who...
Ashleah N
, Apr 2018
Think this is great for someone who wants more insight into life in the Emirates. Come prepared with questions, bc the guest guide the convo. I would have liked our host to given use a quick overview of culture at the beginning, but other than that this is a great first stop! Explore old Dubai after
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There really isn't any Emirati food...
Eileen B
, Mar 2018
There really isn't any Emirati food. Talking about how they would use their hands to eat was interesting but not what I expected.
star-5
This is absolutely awesome I learned...
Alexia R
, Feb 2018
This is absolutely awesome I learned so much about the culture. The food was good too! The presenter was funny
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This should be the first tour you...
winnsm
, Feb 2018
This should be the first tour you do. Definitely worth the time. Learned so much about the Muslim/Emirati beliefs,culture and tradition. A very enjoyable and welcoming experience. The world would be so much better if we all took the time to share honest conversation over a great meal.
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I booked the lunch tour. The food...
Sheila C
, Feb 2018
I booked the lunch tour. The food was good and the conversation with a woman in traditional clothing was very interesting. Any question could be asked about the local cultural practices. I would recommend this tour for a better understanding of Emirati life.

Product code: 20630P2

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