- Visit a traditional 'windcatcher' tower house
- One of the oldest neighbourhoods in Bur Dubai
- Unique opportunity to learn local customs and culture
If you’re visiting Dubai and want to get an authentic flavour of the local culture, then this traditional Emirati lunch, held at the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, will open your eyes. You’re invited to a sumptuous meal as part of a group, with a welcoming Emirati host in a typical ‘windcatcher’ tower house, designed to improve ventilation in very hot climates.
The centre is located in the Al Bastakiya trading village in the historic district of Al Fahidi, which is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Bur Dubai. While you eat, you’ll learn much about Emirati culture and customs in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Many holidaymakers come to Dubai to shop, or to explore its theme parks, iconic architecture, beaches and desert activities, but if you want a deeper knowledge of what makes the country tick, then this Dubai gift experience offers a mouthwatering introduction.