• Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)
From USD $ 28.60 View price calendar

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Delve into traditional Emirati culture over a delicious local meal on an engaging 1.5-hour 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 specialities, 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.


  • 1.5-hour 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
  • Ideal insight into Dubai for first-time visitors
  • Choose a breakast, lunch or dinner tour

What You Can Expect

Authentic Emirati Cultural Meal and Talk in Old Dubai

Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding

Customer Reviews

Susan D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Fantastic experience, would definitely recommend this to anyone going to Dubai.

Monique M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This tour was amazing!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This tour was amazing!

Alexia R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This is absolutely awesome I learned so much about the culture. The food was good too! The presenter was funny


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 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.

Dace A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

quite personal authentic meet and meal with local people who are competent in variable questions, special thanks to Abdullah!

Richard B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

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. The guides are extremely knowledgeable and are happy to answer any question


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

I'd really recommend spending time and ideally a meal with the team at the Centre for Cultural Understanding. My mother and I enjoyed a great meal and very interesting conversation with an international group during our visit. Much appreciated, Waleed, thanks again for hosting us.

Vedran A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

We did Emirati breakfast. Very tasty and informative, not only about food but also about different aspects of Emirati life. Highly recommendable! Great insight into Emirati culture!

Carol M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Great environment to learn about Islam, the culture in the UAE, and the food. Ask any question you like, the time goes by fast so come prepared with questions in mind. The food was delicious.

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