The United Arab Emirates offers travellers an abundance of cultural activities that give them a glimpse into a number of cultures who call the country their home.

Dubai is known as being one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world, with a number of different nationalities from a vast number of countries moving to the city to fulfil a new job role or start a new life with their family.

This being said, Dubai gives travellers the opportunity to indulge in a number of cultural experiences that can be found in the city, giving them a glimpse into a selection of different cultures, traditions, local cuisines and more.

If you are heading to Dubai for your next vacation – whether with friends or your family – we have put together a short but comprehensive guide that gives you an idea of how you can immerse yourself in cultural activities and learn something new.

Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding


The Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding provides unique experiences that allow expats and travellers alike to indulge in a number of activities available that helps to educate them on the traditions and customs of the UAE.

Bridging the gap between the numerous nationalities living, working and visiting the UAE, the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding has been recognised for their amazing award-winning programmes.

Some of the activities and programmes that travellers and expats can take part in include:
• Heritage Tours – enjoy a tour through the Al Fahidi Historic District, one of the oldest Emirati neighbourhoods in Bur Dubai and witness the narrow sikkas and wind towers that decorate the original residences that are located along Dubai Creek.
• Cultural Meals – indulging in local cuisine is a must, and there is no better place to do just that. You can join the SMCCU for a traditional Emirati breakfast or lunch at their very own wind tower house in the Al Bastakiya trading village, where you are able to chat to the Emirati host and ask questions about UAE culture, customs, religion and tradition.
• Jumeirah Mosque Visit – a landmark mosque, learn about all things Emirati during an extensive tour.

These are just three of the many programs and activities on offer from the SMCCU.


Bollywood PARKS™ DUBAI


Bollywood PARKS™ DUBAI – a Dubai theme park – is a Bollywood paradise, giving travellers and locals alike the opportunity to immerse themselves in action and adventure, romance and comedy, music and dance, flavour and emotion – all Bollywood style, of course.

The theme park is made up of five zones, each inspired by a different Bollywood blockbuster and offering different insights into the industry.

During a visit, you are guaranteed to have an amazing time, as you are able to watch live entertainment and stage performances, enjoy an array of cinematic rides, shop until you drop, and fill your belly with delicious Indian cuisine.

These are just two cultural experiences you can take part in while exploring the city. Dubai has so much to offer those who want to expand their knowledge about different cultures, traditions and customs further, making it the ideal vacation spot for those who want to learn.