Celebrating 15 Years
This year SMCCU celebrates 15 years of service in the community providing cultural awareness programmes whose aim is to build bridges of understanding among the more that 200 nationalities living, working and visiting in the UAE. Since its inception the centre through its programmes has recieved close to three quarters of a million guests, 500,000 guests at the Jumeirah Mosque alone! As a part of this achievement, the SMCCU is introducing and expanding its programmes and activities.
The SMCCU over the last several years has enhanced many of its existing programmes to better serve the community under the philosophy “Open doors. Open minds.” We have expanded our bespoke Schools Programme, by tailoring content to suit the needs of the educational institutions who participate. Many visiting universities have made us a “first stop” on their trip to Dubai, and local schools have enhanced students cultural “know how” by visiting us yearly. The SMCCU continues to provide bespoke Cultural Awareness Programmes to corporations, business groups, embassies, consulates, and institutions providing them with useful tools for team building from within their organizations and strategies to enhancing their business relationships with local companies through the understanding of cultural norms in the workplace. In late 2012, the SMCCU added “Movie Night” to its list of events which will focus on using film and documentaries to highlight the culture, traditions and religion of the people of the UAE, followed by a Q & A session with our staff and volunteers. Subscribe to our newsletter at www.cultures.ae to learn more about upcoming events and programmes.