The people of this land do, however, remain a pleasant mystery to the average tourist as sometimes you may hardly run into a local and engage in a conversation due the large confluence of business persons and trade activity. However to bridge this need to learn the essence of the people of this magnificent land, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in 1998, constructed under his patronage cultural space where he facilitated the coming together of the Visitor and the local Emirati.
Entering the magnificent city of Dubai, glimpsing the splendour of the unique architecture and the magnificence of the place, it is hard to believe this it is located in the middle of the Arabian Desert and is currently the largest emirate based on population of the entire United Arab Emirates.
Harboured along the Persian Gulf, this city is known its business and financial magnetic tug. This is also home to the Palm Jumeirah – a man made effort, quite breathe takingly, in the Persian Gulf to resemble a palm tree.
Dubai has grown considerably with its involvement in trading and oil. Known as the “pearl of industry”, this place has come a long way from its nomadic population, early in the ages. The topography of the land mainly consists of a flat coastline, and fine, white sandy deserts. Sand dunes made up of darker reddish sand occupy the East of the city and farther east, the Hajjar Mountains can be located – typical of the rugged plains of desert terrains. The weather here too is thus understandably dry and hot.
Walking in through the beautifully structured building located in the heart of of Bastakiya in Bur Dubai, you enter a realm that speaks in actions and deeds the Emirati and Islamic culture that has been in existence in Dubai from the 7th Century. Located snugly in the traditional parts of the Bastakiya Quarter, this space is meant to further cross cultural understanding and promote a celebration of understanding of diversity and space to be free and clarify whatever questions that may come by your mind!!
“Open Doors, Open Mind” being the ruling theme of this cultural center it calls to the visitor to mingle and acquaint with the locals and harmonize with their cultural practices, lifestyles and beliefs. You can come together with local blend by participating in the Arabic Classes, Bastakiya Heritage Tour, and Creek side Tours, Cultural Breakfast and Lunch, Jumeirah Mosque Tour, and even join in the Ramadan Events and Ramadan Iftars!
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