Dubai is a magical city that so many people from across the globe call home, making it a traveler’s paradise if you are interested in meeting a wide variety of people from different countries, religions, and backgrounds.
As one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, it is only natural that there are many opportunities for both locals, expats and travelers alike to immerse themselves in the culture of the city, learning about their surroundings and the people who live there.
If you are planning to visit Dubai at some point in the future, we have put together a list of three ways that you can immerse yourself in culture while you are there:
Bollywood PARKS™ DUBAI
The world’s first Bollywood theme park that is solely dedicated to all things Bollywood, Bollywood PARKS™ DUBAI brings all the aspects we love so much about the Indian film industry – action and adventure, love and romance, music and dance, flavor and emotion – to the city, Bollywood style!
Celebrating Mumbai’s legendary film industry, the Dubai theme park includes five amazing zones each inspired by well-known, popular and much-loved Bollywood blockbusters.
Visitors will have the opportunity to indulge in delicious traditional food at the many restaurants spread throughout the park, watch talented performers take part in live entertainment and stage performances, and enjoy flamboyant cinematic rides.
Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding
As many already know, Dubai is a unique city with a population made up of families from across the globe. As one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, it makes for an interesting holiday destination where you are likely to meet an array of people from different parts of different countries.
However, the country still very much has its own very distinctive culture, and travellers who want to learn about that culture – as well as its traditions – can visit the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding and take part in one of their many activities that explore everything from the country’s heritage to the meals that are eaten, the Jumeirah Mosque and the city’s creek!
The most popular activity the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding offers is Cultural Meals. Opting to take advantage of this amazing experience gives travellers the ideal opportunity to eat a traditional Emirati breakfast or lunch at the centre itself in their wind tower house, and the opportunity to chat with the Emirati host about the UAE’s culture, customs, traditions and religion, as well as ask any burning questions you might have.
A souk is a traditional Arabian market that you will find in and around Dubai. These markets play a crucial part of life and trade in the city and are the perfect place to not only get a good bargain or find a trinket to take back home after your travels, but they are the ideal place to immerse yourself in the city’s culture, too.
There are numerous souks spread throughout the city – including the Gold Souk, Textile Souk, Perfume Souk and the Spice Souk, to name only a few – all of which sells what their name suggests at very reasonable prices.
What’s more, the souks offer travelers the chance to interact with locals, eat local street food and buy something to take home with them,
These are just three of our favorite ways you can immerse yourself in culture while in Dubai.