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END OF YEAR REPORT 2012


Open doors. Open minds


Contents Introduction to SMCCU

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Cultural Breakfasts

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Cultural Lunches

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Cultural Dinner

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Heritage Tours & Walking Tours

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Creekside Tour

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Ramadan Programme

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Jumeirah Masjid Visit

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Grand & Diwan Masjid Visits

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Schools & Universities Educational Programmes

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Cultural Awareness Presentations

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Corporate Partnerships Programmes

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National Day

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Spoken Gulf Arabic Courses

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Special Guest

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Future Projects

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SMCCU Volunteers

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Companies List

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Schools & Universities List

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Activity Headcount

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"‫ "ﻣﺮﻛـﺰ اﻟﺸـﻴﺦ ﻣﺤﻤـﺪ ﺑﻦ راﺷـﺪ ﻟﻠﺘﻮاﺻﻞ اﻟﺤﻀـﺎري‬:‫ﻟﻤﺤـﺔ ﻋﻦ‬ Introduction to SMCCU

The Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU) is a non-profit organization established to increase awareness and understanding between the cultures that live in Dubai. Established under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum in 1998, the centre operates under the banner of “Open Doors, Open Minds.” whilst striving to remove the barriers between people of different nationalities and raise awareness of the local culture, customs and religion of the United Arab Emirates. “Whether people live, work or visit the UAE, often times there are perceptions or misconceptions about the Emiratis and Arabs in general. As Dubai in particular has been called a model modern city for the rest of the Arab world, we at the SMCCU feel an obligation to forward the call to all people for peaceful co-existence through true tolerance, acceptance and understanding of those who may seem different than us. Most visitors leave with having gained a deeper knowledge of the Emirati people and their various cultural norms but more importantly they leave with an understanding that it’s the UAE’s vision to create a place where everyone feels welcome, and that in the end human beings are more alike in spirit than our cultural differences seem to project,” says SMCCU’s Managing Director Mr. Nasif Kayed. The programmes offered by SMCCU can help explain the customs, culture, religion and etiquette within the context of Emirati culture. Our sole aim is to welcome non-Emiratis into UAE culture and give them a chance to truly integrate within Emirati society. It is the goal of SMCCU to be the initial step for all people entering the UAE, and the SMCCU will undoubtedly enhance one’s working and living experience here.

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Cultural Breakfasts SMCCU continues to welcome guests to its popular cultural meals. Our Cultural Breakfast is hosted in a traditional wind tower house in the Al Fahidi Historic District of Bur Dubai. In 2012, public breakfasts were held on Mondays and Wednesdays. In addition, private breakfasts were held. During the visit, guests engage with an Emirati host and are welcomed to ask questions about the local customs and the rich Emirati heritage. In keeping with the centre’s motto “Open Doors, Open Minds.” guests are encouraged to ask questions whilst no topics of interest is off limits.

In 2012, SMCCU hosted: • 2046 guests in public breakfasts • 2486 guests in private breakfasts

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In total, 4532 guests participated in SMCCU’s Cultural Breakfast Programmes during this period, an increase of 27% over 2011.


‫اﻟﻔﻄﺎر اﻟﺘﺮاﺛـﻲ‬ ‫ُ‬ ‫ﻳﺴﺘﻘﺒﻞ اﻟﻤﺮﻛﺰ ﺿﻴﻮﻓﻪ ﻟﺘﻨﺎول اﻟﻮﺟﺒﺎت اﻟﺘﺮاﺛﻴﺔ ﻓﻲ ﺑﻴﺖ ﺷﻌﺒﻲ ذو ﺑﺮاﺟﻴﻞ‬ ‫ﺑﻤﻨﻄﻘﺔ اﻟﻔﻬﻴﺪي اﻟﺘﺎرﻳﺨﻴﺔ – ﺑﺮ دﺑﻲ‪ -‬ﺣﻴﺚ ﻳﻘﺪم ﺑﺮﻧﺎﻣﺞ اﻓﻄﺎر اﻟﺘﺮاﺛﻲ ﻳﻮﻣﻲ‬ ‫اﺛﻨﻴﻦ وا”رﺑﻌﺎء ﻣﻦ ﻛﻞ أﺳﺒﻮع إﺿﺎﻓﺔ إﻟﻰ ﺑﺮاﻣﺞ اﻓﻄﺎر اﻟﺨﺎﺻﺔ اﻟﺘﻲ ﻳﺘﻢ‬ ‫اﻋﺪاد ﻟﻬﺎ ﺣﺴﺐ اﻟﻄﻠﺐ ﻟﻴﺴﺘﻤﺘﻊ اﻟﺰوار ﺑﺎﻟﻀﻴﺎﻓﺔ اﻣﺎراﺗﻴﺔ ﺑﻴﻨﻤﺎ ﻳﻔﺴﺢ ﻟﻬﻢ‬ ‫اﻟﻤﺠﺎل ﻟﻄﺮح ﺷﺘﻰ أﻧﻮاع ا”ﺳﺌﻠﺔ ﻋﻦ اﻟﻌﺎدات واﻟﺘﺮاث اﻣﺎراﺗﻲ اﻟﻐﻨﻲ دوﻧﻤﺎ أي‬ ‫ﺣﺮج أو ﻗﻴﻮد ﻃﺎﻟﻤﺎ أن اﻟﻤﺮﻛﺰ ﻗﺪ اﺗﺨﺬ ﺷﻌﺎره " ا”ﺑﻮاب ﻣﻔﺘﻮﺣﺔ ‪ ،‬اﻟﻌﻘﻮل‬ ‫ﻣﺘﻔﺘﺤﺔ" ﺣﻴﺚ ﺑﻠﻎ إﺟﻤﺎﻟﻲ ﻋﺪد اﻟﻀﻴﻮف ‪ 4532‬زاﺋﺮ اﺳﺘﻘﺒﻠﻬﻢ اﻟﻤﺮﻛﺰ ﻋﺎم ‪2012‬‬ ‫‪.‬ﺑﺰﻳﺎدة ﻗﺪرﻫﺎ ‪ 27%‬ﻋﻦ ‪2011‬‬

‫‪The largest groups SMCCU hosted at its Private Cultural Breakfasts in 2012 were guest from Dubai Airports, Dubai Free‬‬ ‫‪Zone, and Abu Dhabi American Women’s Association. Additionally, we hosted various other groups for Private Cultural‬‬ ‫‪Breakfasts including: Dubai Accueil, German Emirati Joint Business Council, Polarcus, Jones Lang Lasalle and Shell Outpost.‬‬

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In 2012, SMCCU hosted: • 2074 guests in public lunches • 2712 guests in private lunches

In total, 4786 guests participated in SMCCU’s Cultural Lunch Programme in 2012 an increase of 119% increase over 2011.

Cultural Lunch SMCCU also continued its popular tradition of hosting guests for Cultural Lunches, in our traditional wind tower house in the Al Fahidi District of Bur Dubai. As with the Breakfast Programme, Public Lunches were held twice a week on Sundays and Tuesdays. In addition, Private Lunches were held. During the visit, guests engage with an Emirati host and are welcomed to ask questions about the local customs and the rich Emirati heritage. In keeping with the centre’s motto “Open Doors, Open Minds.” guests are encouraged to ask questions whilst no topic of interest is off limits.

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‫‪One of the largest groups we hosted for a Private Cultural Lunch was 90 staff from the Hop Lun Group. Some‬‬ ‫‪other notable groups included: The US Navy, Authors from the Literature Festival, DIFF Guests and SAP.‬‬

‫اﻟﻐـﺪاء اﻟﺘﺮاﺛـﻲ‬ ‫ﻳﺴﺘﻤﺮ اﻟﻤﺮﻛﺰ ﻓﻲ اﺳﺘﻘﺒﺎل ﺿﻴﻮﻓﻪ إﻟﻰ اﻟﻐﺪاء اﻟﺘﺮاﺛﻲ ﻳﻮﻣﻲ ا”ﺣﺪ واﻟﺜﻼﺛﺎء ﻣﻦ ﻛﻞ‬ ‫أﺳﺒﻮع إﺿﺎﻓﺔ إﻟﻰ ﺑﺮاﻣﺞ اﻟﻐﺪاء اﻟﺨﺎﺻﺔ اﻟﺘﻲ ﻳﺘﻢ اﻋﺪاد ﻟﻬﺎ ﺣﺴﺐ اﻟﻄﻠﺐ‪ ،‬إذ ﻳﺘﻤﺘﻊ‬ ‫ﺧﻼﻟﻪ اﻟﺰوار ﺑﺎﻟﻀﻴﺎﻓﺔ اﻣﺎراﺗﻴﺔ ﺑﻴﻨﻤﺎ ﻳﻔﺴﺢ ﻟﻬﻢ اﻟﻤﺠﺎل ﻟﻄﺮح ﺷﺘﻰ أﻧﻮاع ا”ﺳﺌﻠﺔ ﻋﻦ‬ ‫اﻟﻌﺎدات واﻟﺘﺮاث اﻣﺎراﺗﻲ اﻟﻐﻨﻲ دوﻧﻤﺎ أي ﺣﺮج أو ﻗﻴﻮد ﻃﺎﻟﻤﺎ أن اﻟﻤﺮﻛﺰ ﻗﺪ اﺗﺨﺬ ﺷﻌﺎره‬ ‫"ا”ﺑﻮاب ﻣﻔﺘﻮﺣﺔ ‪ ،‬اﻟﻌﻘﻮل ﻣﺘﻔﺘﺤﺔ" ﺣﻴﺚ ﺑﻠﻎ إﺟﻤﺎﻟﻲ ﻋﺪد اﻟﻀﻴﻮف ‪ 4786‬زاﺋﺮ‬ ‫‪.‬اﺳﺘﻘﺒﻠﻬﻢ اﻟﻤﺮﻛﺰ ﻋﺎم ‪ 2012‬ﺑﺰﻳﺎدة ﻗﺪرﻫﺎ ‪ 119%‬ﻋﻦ اﻟﻌﺎم اﻟﻤﺎﺿﻲ‬

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Cultural Dinner The SMCCU hosted several private dinners throughout the year as part of its expanded programmes. Groups such as Praxis Global and the Italian Industry & Commerce Office of the UAE attended these events in the ambiance of the Al Fahidi District at night.

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‫اﻟﻌﺸﺈ اﻟﺘﺮاﺛـﻲ‬ ‫اﺳـﺘﻀﺎف اﻟﻤﺮﻛﺰ ﺿﻤﻦ ﺑﺮﻧﺎﻣﺞ اﻟﻌﺸﺎء اﻟﺘﺮاﺛﻲ ﻣﺠﻤﻮﻋﺎت ﻣﺘﻨﻮﻋﺔ اﺣﺘﻀﻨﺘﻬﺎ‬ ‫‪.‬أﺟﻮاء ﻣﻨﻄﻘﺔ اﻟﻔﻬﻴﺪي اﻟﺘﺎرﻳﺨﻴﺔ‬

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In 2012 SMCCU hosted: • 1060 guests attended public guided walks • 6941 guests attended private guided walks

Heritage Tours & Walking Tours Our Heritage & Walking Tours top the list for people who want to learn more about the historic areas of Dubai. The Walking Tour includes a visit through the Historic District followed by a Q & A session, inside the SMCCU House where Arabic coffee and dates are served. The Heritage Tour also includes a walk through the Historic District and a visit inside the Diwan Masjid followed by a Q & A session inside the SMCCU House where Arabic coffee and dates are served.

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‫‪In total, 8001 guests participated in the Heritage and Walking Tours in 2012, an‬‬ ‫‪increase of 111% from 2011.‬‬

‫اﻟﺠﻮﻻت اﻟﺴﻴﺎﺣﻴﺔ اﻟﺘﺎرﻳﺨﻴﺔ ﻣﺸـﻴ‚ ﻋﻠﻰ ا­ﻗﺪام‬ ‫ﺗﻤﺎﺷﻴ» ﻣﻊ رﻏﺒﺔ اﻟﺰوار ﺑﻤﻌﺮﻓﺔ اﻟﻤﺰﻳﺪ ﻋﻦ اﻟﻤﻨﺎﻃﻖ اﻟﺘﺎرﻳﺨﻴﺔ ﻓﻲ دﺑﻲ ‪ ،‬ﺗﺤﺘﻞ اﻟﺠﻮﻻت‬ ‫اﻟﺴﻴﺎﺣﻴﺔ اﻟﺘﺎرﻳﺨﻴﺔ ﻣﺮﻛﺰ اﻟﺼﺪارة ﺿﻤﻦ ﻗﺎﺋﻤﺔ ﺑﺮاﻣﺠﻨﺎ ﻟﺘﺸﻤﻞ اﻟﻤﻨﻄﻘﺔ اﻟﺘﺎرﻳﺨﻴﺔ و‬ ‫زﻳﺎرة ﻣﺴﺠﺪ اﻟﺪﻳﻮان ﻳﺘﺒﻌﻬﺎ ﺟﻠﺴﺔ اﺳـﺘﺮاﺣﺔ ﻟ½ﺳﺌﻠﺔ وا”ﺟﻮﺑﺔ داﺧﻞ اﻟﻤﺮﻛﺰ ﺑﻴﻨﻤﺎ‬ ‫ﺗﻘﺪم ﻟﻬﻢ ﺻﻨﻮف اﻟﻀﻴﺎﻓﺔ اﻣﺎراﺗﻴﺔ ﻣﻦ ﺗﻤﺮ وﻗﻬﻮة ﻋﺮﺑﻴﺔ ‪ ،‬إذ ﺑﻠﻎ إﺟﻤﺎﻟﻲ ﻋﺪد‬ ‫اﻟﻀﻴﻮف ‪ 8001‬زاﺋﺮ ﺷﺎرﻛﻮا ﻓﻲ اﻟﺠﻮﻻت اﻟﺴﻴﺎﺣﻴﺔ اﻟﺘﺎرﻳﺨﻴﺔ ﻟﻠﻤﺮﻛﺰ ﻋﺎم ‪ 2012‬ﺑﺰﻳﺎدة ﻗﺪرﻫﺎ‬ ‫‪ 111%.‬ﻋﻦ اﻟﻌﺎم اﻟﻤﺎﺿﻲ‬

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Creekside Tour One of our newest programmes, the Creekside Tour, has gained in popularity this year and includes all the features of the Heritage Tour as well as a trip across the creek by abra, a traditional wooden boat, still a vital form of transportation across the Dubai Creek. The visit includes a walk along the creek to the Textile Souq, and then across the creek to the Spice and Gold Souq followed by a Q & A session which includes Arabic coffee and dates at the SMCCU house.

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‫ﺟﻮﻟﺔ ﺧﻮر دﺑﻲ اﻟﺴﻴﺎﺣﻴﺔ‬ ‫ﺗﻌﺘﺒﺮ ﺟﻮﻟﺔ ﺧﻮر دﺑﻲ اﻟﺴﻴﺎﺣﻴﺔ ﻣﻦ أﺣﺪث اﻟﺒﺮاﻣﺞ اﻟﺘﻲ ﺣﺼﺪت ﺷﻌﺒﻴﺔ وﻧﺎﻟﺖ‬ ‫رﺿﺎ ﻋﻤﻼﺋﻨﺎ ﺧﻼل ﻋﺎم ‪ ، 2012‬ﻛﻮﻧﻬﺎ ﺗﺤﻤﻞ ﺧﺼﺎﺋﺺ ﺗﺎرﻳﺨﻴﺔ ﺑﺪء ﻣﻦ ﺿﻔﺎف‬ ‫اﻟﺨﻮر ﻣﺮور ﺑﺴﻮق ا˜ﻗﻤﺸﺔ وﺳﻮق اﻟﺒﻬﺎرات وﺳﻮق اﻟﺬﻫﺐ ﻳﺘﺒﻌﻬﺎ رﺣﻠﺔ ﺑﺤﺮﻳﺔ‬ ‫ﻋﺒﺮ ﺧﻮر دﺑﻲ ﺑﺎﺳﺘﺨﺪام "اﻟﻌﺒﺮة" ﻟﺘﺨﺘﺘﻢ ﺑﺠﻠﺴﺔ اﺳﺘﺮاﺣﺔ ﺗﻔﺴﺢ اﻟﻤﺠﺎل‬ ‫ﻟ‪£‬ﺳﺌﻠﺔ وا˜ﺟﻮﺑﺔ داﺧﻞ اﻟﻤﺮﻛﺰ ﺗﻤﺘﺰج ﺑﻤﺎ ﻳﻘﺪم ﻟﻬﻢ ﻣﻦ ﺗﻤﺮ وﻗﻬﻮة ﻋﺮﺑﻴﺔ‬ ‫‪.‬ﺗﻌﻜﺲ روح اﻟﻀﻴﺎﻓﺔ ا‪¤‬ﻣﺎراﺗﻴﺔ‬

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In 2012 SMCCU hosted: • 676 guests for Public Iftars • 1042 guests for Private Iftars

Ramadan 2012 The Iftars are a seasonal event held in the holy month of Ramadan. During July-Aug 2012, the SMCCU invited guests to join a traditional “breaking-of-the-fast” meal at our wind tower house in the historic district. This month long event strives to give visitors and expat a glimpse of the religious tradition of fasting and prayer. Following the meal, guests are guided on a casual walk around the beautiful Al Fahidi Historic District which is an amazing site at night. The evening closes with a visit to the Diwan Masjid which is frequented by local worshippers preparing for the evening prayers.

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‫‪In total, 1718 guests participated in SMCCU’s Ramadan Iftar‬‬ ‫‪Programme during this period, an increase of 37% over 2011.‬‬

‫رﻣﻀـﺎن ‪2012‬‬ ‫ﻳﻌﺘﺒﺮ ﺑﺮﻧﺎﻣﺞ ا‪¤‬ﻓﻄﺎر اﻟﺮﻣﻀﺎﻧﻲ ﺣﺪﺛ‪ °‬ﻣﻮﺳﻤﻴ‪ °‬ﻳﺘﻢ إﻋﺪاده ﻟﺸﻬﺮ رﻣﻀﺎن اﻟﻤﺒﺎرك ‪ ،‬ﺣﻴﺚ‬ ‫ﻳﺪﻋﻮ اﻟﻤﺮﻛﺰ ﺿﻴﻮﻓﻪ ﻟﻼﻧﻀﻤﺎم إﻟﻰ وﺟﺒﺔ "ﻛﺴﺮ اﻟﺼﻴﺎم" اﻟﺘﻘﻠﻴﺪﻳﺔ ﻣﻘﺪﻣ‪ °‬ﻟﻬﻢ ﻟﻤﺤﺔ‬ ‫ﻋﻦ أرﻛﺎن ا‪¤‬ﻳﻤﺎن اﻟﻤﺘﻤﺜﻠﺔ ﻓﻲ اﻟﺼﻮم واﻟﺼﻼة ‪ ،‬ﻳﺘﺒﻌﻬﺎ ﺟﻮﻟﺔ ﺧﻔﻴﻔﺔ ﻣﺸﻴ‪ °‬ﻋﻠﻰ‬ ‫ا˜ﻗﺪام ﺣﻮل ﻣﻨﻄﻘﺔ اﻟﻔﻬﻴﺪي اﻟﺘﺎرﻳﺨﻴﺔ اﻟﺴﺎﺣﺮة ﺧﻼل اﻟﻠﻴﻞ ‪ ،‬ﻟﺘﺨﺘﺘﻢ ﻓﻲ زﻳﺎرة‬ ‫ﻟﻤﺴﺠﺪ اﻟﺪﻳﻮان ﺗﺤﻀﻴﺮ ﻟﺼﻼة اﻟﻌﺸﺎء إذ ﺑﻠﻎ إﺟﻤﺎﻟﻲ ﻋﺪد اﻟﻀﻴﻮف اﻟﺬﻳﻦ ﺷﺎرﻛﻮﻧﺎ ﻫﺬا‬ ‫‪.‬اﻟﺒﺮﻧﺎﻣﺞ ‪ 1718‬زاﺋﺮ ﺑﺰﻳﺎدة ﻗﺪرﻫﺎ ‪ 37%‬ﻋﻦ اﻟﻌﺎم اﻟﻤﺎﺿﻲ‬

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Jumeirah Masjid Visit In an effort to de-mystify Islam and educate visitors on the role of religion in the UAE and Arab and Muslim society at large, the SMCCU hosts guided tours of the masjid (mosque). Over the past fourteen years, the Jumeirah Masjid has been a focal point of SMCCU’s “Open Doors, Open Minds” programme and our newest campaign the “Freedom to Ask” where visitors can inquire about the culture, traditions and religions of the people of the UAE without restraint.

In 2012 SMCCU hosted: • 25,359 guests at our public masjid tours • 5004 guests on private masjid tours

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‫زﻳـﺎرة ﻣﺴـﺠﺪ اﻟﺠﻤﻴـﺮا‬ ‫ﺿﻤﻦ ﺟﻬﻮده اﻟﺮاﻣﻴﺔ ‪¤‬زاﻟﺔ اﻟﻠﻐﻂ اﻟﻤﺜﺎر ﺣﻮل ا‪¤‬ﺳﻼم ‪ ،‬ﻳﺴﻌﻰ اﻟﻤﺮﻛﺰ ﺟﺎﻫﺪ‬ ‫ﻟﺘﻌﺮﻳﻒ زواره ﺑﺎﻟﺪور ا‪¤‬ﻳﺠﺎﺑﻲ اﻟﺬي ﻳﻠﻌﺒﻪ ا‪¤‬ﺳﻼم ﻓﻲ ﻣﺠﺘﻤﻊ ا‪¤‬ﻣﺎرات وﻳﺒﻴﻦ‬ ‫ﺗﺄﺛﻴﺮه ﻋﻠﻰ ا˜ﻣﺔ اﻟﻌﺮﺑﻴﺔ وا‪¤‬ﺳﻼﻣﻴﺔ ﻋﻤﻮﻣ‪ °‬ﻣﻦ ﺧﻼل اﻟﺮﺣﻼت اﻟﺴﻴﺎﺣﻴﺔ اﻟﺘﻲ‬ ‫ﻳﺴﺘﻀﻴﻔﻬﺎ ﻓﻲ ﻣﺴﺠﺪ اﻟﺠﻤﻴﺮا ﺑﺎﻋﺘﺒﺎره اﻟﻨﻘﻄﺔ اﻟﻤﺤﻮرﻳﺔ ﻟﺒﺮاﻣﺠﻨﺎ ﻣﻨﺘﻬﺠ‪°‬‬ ‫ﻓﻠﺴﻔﺔ "ا˜ﺑﻮاب ﻣﻔﺘﻮﺣﺔ ‪ ،‬اﻟﻌﻘﻮل ﻣﺘﻔﺘﺤﺔ " ﻋﺪا ﻋﻦ دﻋﻮﺗﻪ ﻟﻠﺴﺆال ﺑﺤﺮﻳﺔ ﺣﻴﺚ‬ ‫ﻳﻤﻜﻦ ﻟﻠﺰوار اﻻﺳﺘﻔﺴﺎر ﻋﻦ اﻟﺤﻀﺎرة‪ ،‬اﻟﻌﺎدات واﻟﺘﻘﺎﻟﻴﺪ ‪ ،‬وﻛﺬﻟﻚ اﻟﺪﻳﻦ اﻟﺬي‬ ‫ﺗﻌﺘﻨﻘﻪ دوﻟﺔ ا‪¤‬ﻣﺎرات ﺑﺪون أي ﺣﺮج أو ﻗﻴﻮد إذ ﺑﻠﻎ إﺟﻤﺎﻟﻲ ﻋﺪد اﻟﻀﻴﻮف‪30,363‬‬ ‫‪.‬زاﺋﺮ ﻟﻤﺴﺠﺪ اﻟﺠﻤﻴﺮا ﻋﺎم ‪ 2012‬ﺑﺰﻳﺎدة ﻗﺪرﻫﺎ ‪ 10.5%‬ﻋﻦ اﻟﻌﺎم اﻟﻤﺎﺿﻲ‬

‫‪A total 30,363 guests visited the masjid in 2012 a 10.5% increase over the 2011.‬‬

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In 2012 SMCCU hosted: • 1704 students visited the Grand Masjid/Mosque in 2012, a 23% increase over 2011

Grand & Diwan Masjid Visits In 2012 the SMCCU continued its private tours at the Grand Mosque in one of the oldest neighborhoods in Dubai’s Rashidiya, and the Diwan Mosque in the Al Fahidi Historic District of Dubai. These tours are tailored to meet the needs of private schools and universities in the UAE as a part of SMCCU’s educational programmes. Its focus is to help guests and students learn about the role of the masjid in Emirati and Muslim life. Schools are keen to use our programme as an educational tool, helping students better understand the people and the norms where they currently reside.

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‫‪The Diwan Masjid is visited by various groups during the many tours and activities‬‬ ‫‪held in the Al Fahidi District of Bur Dubai.‬‬

‫زﻳـﺎرة اﻟﻤﺴـﺠﺪ اﻟﻜﺒﻴﺮ وﻣﺴﺠﺪ اﻟﺪﻳﻮان‬ ‫اﺳﺘﻤﺮ اﻟﻤﺮﻛﺰ ﺧﻼل ﻋﺎم ‪ 2012‬ﺑﻤﺘﺎﺑﻌﺔ ﺑﺮﻧﺎﻣﺞ زﻳﺎراﺗﻪ ﻟﻤﺴﺠﺪ اﻟﺮاﺷﺪﻳﺔ اﻟﻜﺒﻴﺮ إﺿﺎﻓﺔ إﻟﻰ‬ ‫ﻣﺴﺠﺪ اﻟﺪﻳﻮان ﻓﻲ ﻣﻨﻄﻘﺔ اﻟﻔﻬﻴﺪي اﻟﺘﺎرﻳﺨﻴﺔ ﺗﻠﺒﻴﺔ ﻻﺣﺘﻴﺎﺟﺎت اﻟﻤﺪارس واﻟﺠﺎﻣﻌﺎت‬ ‫ﺑﺎﻋﺘﺒﺎرﻫﺎ ﺟﺰء ﻣﻦ ﺑﺮاﻣﺞ اﻟﻤﺮﻛﺰ اﻟﻤﻌﺮﻓﻴﺔ ‪ ،‬ﺣﻴﺚ ﺗﺮﻛﺰ ﻋﻠﻰ ﺗﻌﺮﻳﻒ اﻟﻀﻴﻮف واﻟﻄﻼب‬ ‫ﻣﻌ‪ °‬ﺑﺎﻟﺪور اﻟﺬي ﻳﻘﻮم ﺑﻪ اﻟﻤﺴﺠﺪ ﻓﻲ ﺣﻴﺎة اﻟﻤﻮاﻃﻦ ا‪¤‬ﻣﺎراﺗﻲ ﺧﺼﻮﺻ‪ °‬واﻟﻤﺴﻠﻢ‬ ‫ﻋﻤﻮﻣ‪ ،°‬ﻟﺬا ﺣﺮﺻﺖ اﻟﻤﺪارس ﻋﻠﻰ اﻋﺘﺒﺎر ﺑﺮاﻣﺠﻨﺎ أداة ﺗﻌﻠﻴﻤﻴﺔ ﺗﺴﺎﻋﺪ اﻟﻄﻼب ﻓﻲ ﻓﻬﻢ‬ ‫أﻓﻀﻞ ﻟﻠﻤﺠﺘﻤﻊ اﻟﺬي ﻳﻌﻴﺸﻮن ﻓﻴﻪ ﺣﺎﻟﻴ‪ °‬واﻟﻘﻮاﻋﺪ اﻟﺘﻲ ﺗﺤﻜﻤﻪ إذ ﺑﻠﻎ إﺟﻤﺎﻟﻲ ﻋﺪد‬ ‫اﻟﻀﻴﻮف ‪ 1704‬زاﺋﺮ ﻟﻤﺴﺠﺪ اﻟﺮاﺷﺪﻳﺔ اﻟﻜﺒﻴﺮ ﻋﺎم ‪ 2012‬ﺑﺰﻳﺎدة ﻗﺪرﻫﺎ ‪ 23%‬ﻋﻦ اﻟﻌﺎم‬ ‫‪.‬اﻟﻤﺎﺿﻲ ‪2011‬‬

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Schools & Universities Educational Programmes The SMCCU was keen to step up its Educational Schools & Universities Programmes in 2012 by inviting more participation from schools around the globe. Our goal is to educate students at every school level, through our well established programmes that complement the UAE curriculum as well as giving visiting schools and universities a firsthand experience of the UAE’s humble but significant beginnings, history of the Arab World and its traditions, and a peak at the practicing of the faith Islam. Participating schools and universities are welcomed to a special programme held in the Al Fahidi Historic District tailored to the educational level of the students. The programme consists of Cultural Walks, Cultural Meals as well as Cultural Awareness presentations at their school, and participation by our volunteers in youth forums throughout the year. In addition, the Masjid Visit Programme provides schools with a full range of activities to help students integrate and understand the Emirati way of life and faith practices.

Refer to page 30 for a full listing of participating schools. • 68 Schools and Universities participated in the programme in 2012 • 14,463 students visited our programmes in 2012

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‫اﻟﺒﺮاﻣﺞ اﻟﻤﻌﺮﻓﻴﺔ ﻟﻠﻤﺪارس واﻟﺠﺎﻣﻌﺎت‬ ‫ﻳﺤﺮص اﻟﻤﺮﻛﺰ ﻋﻠﻰ ﺗﻄﻮﻳﺮ ﺑﺮاﻣﺠﻪ اﻟﺘﻌﻠﻴﻤﻴﺔ اﻟﻤﻮﺟﻬﺔ ﻟﻠﻤﺪارس واﻟﺠﺎﻣﻌﺎت‬ ‫ﺑﻐﺮض زﻳﺎدة اﻟﻤﻌﺮﻓﺔ ﻟﺪى اﻟﻄﻼب ﻓﻲ ﻛﺎﻓﺔ اﻟﻤﺮاﺣﻞ اﻟﺪراﺳﻴﺔ ﻟﺘﺘﻜﺎﻣﻞ ﻣﻊ‬ ‫اﻟﻤﻨﺎﻫﺞ اﻟﺪراﺳﻴﺔ ﻣﻦ ﺟﻬﺔ وﻳﺒﻘﻰ اﻟﻄﻼب ﻋﻠﻰ ﺗﻮاﺻﻞ ﻣﺒﺎﺷﺮ ﻣﻊ ﺗﺎرﻳﺦ ا‪¤‬ﻣﺎرات‬ ‫اﻟﻌﺮﻳﻖ ﻣﻦ ﺟﻬﺔ أﺧﺮى‪ ،‬ﺣﻴﺚ ﺗﺸﻤﻞ ﺟﻮﻻت ﻓﻲ اﻟﻤﻨﺎﻃﻖ اﻟﺘﺎرﻳﺨﻴﺔ ﻣﺸﻴ‪ °‬ﻋﻠﻰ‬ ‫ا˜ﻗﺪام ﻣﻊ وﺟﺒﺎت ﺗﺮاﺛﻴﺔ وﻋﺮوض ﺗﻘﺪﻳﻤﻴﺔ ﻟﻠﺘﻮﻋﻴﺔ ﺑﺎﻟﺤﻀﺎرة ا‪¤‬ﻣﺎراﺗﻴﺔ إﺿﺎﻓﺔ إﻟﻰ‬ ‫ﺑﺮﻧﺎﻣﺞ زﻳﺎرة اﻟﻤﺴﺠﺪ اﻟﺬي ﻳﻌﺮف اﻟﻄﻼب ﺑﺄرﻛﺎن ا‪¤‬ﻳﻤﺎن اﻟﺨﻤﺴﺔ اﻟﺘﻲ ﺗﺴﺎﻋﺪﻫﻢ‬ ‫ﻋﻠﻰ ﻓﻬﻢ اﻟﺤﻴﺎة ﻓﻲ ا‪¤‬ﻣﺎرات وﺑﺎﻟﺘﺎﻟﻲ اﻻﻧﺪﻣﺎج ﻓﻲ اﻟﻤﺠﺘﻤﻊ ‪ ،‬ﺣﻴﺚ ﺗﺠﺎوز ﻋﺪد‬ ‫‪.‬اﻟﻄﻼب اﻟﻤﺸﺎرﻛﻴﻦ ﻓﻲ اﻟﺒﺮاﻣﺞ اﻟﻤﻌﺮﻓﻴﺔ ‪ 3‬أﺿﻌﺎف اﻟﻤﺸﺎرﻛﻴﻦ ﻋﺎم ‪2011‬‬

‫‪This year, participation by educational institutes nearly tripled over 2011.‬‬

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Cultural Awareness Presentations SMCCU hosts Cultural Awareness Presentations (CAPs) for companies to introduce the customs, culture and heritage of the UAE on a corporate level. In 2012, SMCCU hosted 6056 guests for Cultural Awareness Presentations at company venues. We also hosted special events across Dubai, including authentic cultural themes, traditional food and educational seminars on Emirati and Islamic History. Highlights of SMCCU special events in 2012 include our participation at the “The Art of Doing Business in Dubai” held by HSBC, Dubai College Enrichment Day, Dubai Men’s College Enrichment Day, and the British Embassy.

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‫اﻟﻌﺮوض اﻟﺘﻘﺪﻳﻤﻴﺔ ﻟﻠﺘﻮﻋﻴـﺔ اﻟﺤﻀﺎرﻳـﺔ‬ ‫ﻳﺤﺮص " ﻣﺮﻛﺰ اﻟﺸﻴﺦ ﻣﺤﻤﺪ ﺑﻦ راﺷﺪ ﻟﻠﺘﻮاﺻﻞ اﻟﺤﻀﺎري" ﻋﻠﻰ ﺗﻘﺪﻳﻢ ﻋﺮوض ﺗﻮﻋﻮﻳﺔ‬ ‫ﺛﻘﺎﻓﻴﺔ ﻟﻠﺸﺮﻛﺎت ﺑﻐﺮض ﺗﻌﺮﻳﻔﻬﻢ ﺑﺎﻟﻌﺎدات واﻟﺘﻘﺎﻟﻴﺪ إﺿﺎﻓﺔ إﻟﻰ ﺗﺎرﻳﺦ ا‪¤‬ﻣﺎرات ‪ ،‬ﺣﻴﺚ‬ ‫اﺳﺘﻔﺎد ‪ 6056‬ﻣﻦ ﻣﻮﻇﻔﻲ اﻟﺸﺮﻛﺎت اﻟﺘﻲ ﻗﺪم ﻋﺮوﺿﻪ ﻓﻲ ﻣﻮاﻗﻌﻬﺎ ﻋﺎم ‪ .2012‬ﻛﻤﺎ‬ ‫ﻳﻌﻤﻞ اﻟﻤﺮﻛﺰ ﻋﻠﻰ اﺳﺘﻀﺎﻓﺔ ﻓﻌﺎﻟﻴﺎت ﺧﺎﺻﺔ ﻓﻲ دﺑﻲ ﺗﺘﻀﻤﻦ ﻣﻮاﺿﻴﻊ اﻟﺜﻘﺎﻓﺔ ا˜ﺻﻴﻠﺔ‬ ‫‪ ،.‬اﻟﻄﻌﺎم اﻟﺘﺮاﺛﻲ إﺿﺎﻓﺔ إﻟﻰ ﺣﻠﻘﺎت اﻟﺒﺤﺚ اﻟﺘﻌﻠﻴﻤﻴﺔ ﻋﻦ اﻟﺘﺎرﻳﺦ ا‪¤‬ﻣﺎراﺗﻲ وا‪¤‬ﺳﻼﻣﻲ‬ ‫ﻓﻲ ﻫﺬا اﻟﺴﻴﺎق ‪ ،‬ﻳﻤﻜﻨﻨﺎ ﺗﺴﻠﻴﻂ اﻟﻀﻮء ﻋﻠﻰ أﻫﻢ اﻟﻔﻌﺎﻟﻴﺎت ﻋﺎم ‪ 2012‬وﺗﺸﻤﻞ ‪ " :‬ﻓﻦ‬ ‫اﻟﻴﻮم اﻟﺘﻌﺮﻳﻔﻲ ﻓﻲ ﻛﻠﻴﺔ دﺑﻲ ‪ ،‬اﻟﻴﻮم ‪ HSBC ،‬ﺗﺄﺳﻴﺲ ا˜ﻋﻤﺎل ﻓﻲ دﺑﻲ" اﻟﺘﻲ ﻧﻔﺬﻫﺎ ﺑﻨﻚ‬ ‫‪.‬اﻟﺘﻌﺮﻳﻔﻲ ﻓﻲ ﻛﻠﻴﺔ دﺑﻲ ﻟﻠﻄﻼب وﻛﺬﻟﻚ اﻟﺴﻔﺎرة اﻟﺒﺮﻳﻄﺎﻧﻴﺔ‬

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Corporate Partnerships Programmes In an effort to achieve team building and social harmony in the workplace, SMCCU has continued its campaign in 2012 to offer customized Cultural Partnership Programmes, aimed at enhancing their current induction for new arrivals and current UAE-based staff. These programmes contribute towards fulfilling corporate social responsibility objectives and provide staff with exceptional experiences and insight into the local customs and culture of the UAE. Each cultural programme is unique, and focuses on the objectives outlined by individual companies. Sessions are held in our centre as well as company venues. Participants engage in activities from cultural meals, heritage tours, masjid visits, tailored cultural awareness programmes and Arabic classes. UAE, international and Mideast based companies that partner with SMCCU can be sure that their employees will directly benefit from cultural awareness training which proves to enhance the workplace environment and help companies attain success. Some notable groups that participated in this year’s partnership programmes were AW Rostamani, Barclay’s, Pepsico and Shell Outpost.

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‫ﺑﺮاﻣﺞ اﻟﺸﺮاﻛﺔ اﻟﻤﺆﺳﺴﻴﺔ‬ ‫ﺿﻤﻦ ﺟﻬﻮده اﻟﺮاﻣﻴﺔ إﻟﻰ ﺑﻨﺎء ﻓﺮق ﻋﻤﻞ واﻧﺴﺠﺎم اﺟﺘﻤﺎﻋﻲ ﻓﻲ ﻣﻜﺎن اﻟﻌﻤﻞ ‪ ،‬ﻳﺴﺘﻤﺮ‬ ‫اﻟﻤﺮﻛﺰ ﻓﻲ ﺣﻤﻠﺘﻪ ﻟﺘﻘﺪﻳﻢ ﺑﺮاﻣﺞ ﺷﺮاﻛﺔ ﺛﻘﺎﻓﻴﺔ ﻣﺼﻤﻤﺔ ﺣﺴﺐ اﻟﻄﻠﺐ ﺗﻬﺪف إﻟﻰ‬ ‫ﺗﻌﺰﻳﺰ اﻟﻤﻌﺮﻓﺔ ﻟﺪى اﻟﻤﻮﻇﻔﻴﻦ اﻟﺠﺪد واﻟﺤﺎﻟﻴﻴﻦ ﻓﻲ ا‪¤‬ﻣﺎرات و ﺗﺴﺎﻫﻢ ﻓﻲ ﺗﺤﻘﻴﻖ‬ ‫أﻫﺪاف اﻟﻤﺴﺆوﻟﻴﺔ اﻟﻤﺠﺘﻤﻌﻴﺔ ﻋﺒﺮ ﺗﺰوﻳﺪ اﻟﻤﻮﻇﻔﻴﻦ ﺑﺘﺠﺎرب اﺳﺘﺜﻨﺎﺋﻴﺔ ﺗﻄﻠﻌﻬﻢ ﻋﻠﻰ‬ ‫اﻟﻌﺎدات واﻟﺘﻘﺎﻟﻴﺪ اﻟﻤﺤﻠﻴﺔ وﺗﺒﺼﺮﻫﻢ ﺑﺜﻘﺎﻓﺔ ا‪¤‬ﻣﺎرات إذ ﻳﺸﺎرك اﻟﻤﻮﻇﻔﻮن ﻓﻲ‬ ‫ﻓﻌﺎﻟﻴﺎﺗﻬﺎ اﻟﻤﺨﺘﻠﻔﺔ ﺑﺪء ﻣﻦ اﻟﻮﺟﺒﺎت اﻟﺘﺮاﺛﻴﺔ ﻣﺮور ﺑﺠﻮﻻت ا˜ﻣﺎﻛﻦ اﻟﺘﺎرﻳﺨﻴﺔ وزﻳﺎرة‬ ‫‪.‬اﻟﻤﺴﺠﺪ ﻣﻊ اﻟﻌﺮوض اﻟﺘﻘﺪﻳﻤﻴﺔ اﻟﺘﻮﻋﻮﻳﺔ دون اﻻﻧﺘﻬﺎء ﻋﻨﺪ دروس ﺗﻌﻠﻴﻢ اﻟﻠﻐﺔ اﻟﻌﺮﺑﻴﺔ‬

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National Day This year in Honor of the 41st Anniversary of the UAE’s unification, the SMCCU celebrated with its own day of events in the Al Fahidi Historic District by honoring our 2012 Art Competition Winners and their families for an awards ceremony, cultural lunch and walk in the historic neighborhood. The Art Competition entitled “Treasures of the UAE” invited participants to submit art that depicted one of the many historical sites throughout the UAE. There were close to 1000 entries with 42 local schools participating in the competition. 24 winners were chosen and their artwork is now featured in the SMCCU’s first calendar for 2013. Supporters and sponsors included Nestle & HSBC as Platinum Sponsors and KidZ Art and Jones, Lang Lasalle as Gold Sponsors. Tashkeel Gallery Artists helped choose the winners.

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‫اﻟﻴﻮم اﻟﻮﻃﻨـﻲ‬ ‫اﺣﺘﻔﻞ "ﻣﺮﻛﺰ اﻟﺸﻴﺦ ﻣﺤﻤﺪ ﺑﻦ راﺷﺪ ﻟﻠﺘﻮاﺻﻞ اﻟﺤﻀﺎري" ﻋﺎم ‪ 2012‬ﺑﻤﺮور ‪ 41‬ﻋﺎﻣ‬ ‫ﻋﻠﻰ ﻗﻴﺎم اﺗﺤﺎد ا…ﻣﺎرات ﻋﺒﺮ إﻗﺎﻣﺔ ﻓﻌﺎﻟﻴﺎت ﺧﺎﺻﺔ ﺑﺎﻟﻴﻮم اﻟﻮﻃﻨﻲ ﻓﻲ ﻣﻨﻄﻘﺔ‬ ‫اﻟﻔﻬﻴﺪي اﻟﺘﺎرﻳﺨﻴﺔ ﺷﻤﻠﺖ ﺗﻜﺮﻳﻢ اﻟﻔﺎﺋﺰﻳﻦ ﺑﻤﺴﺎﺑﻘﺔ اﻟﻔﻨﻮن اﻟﺘﻲ أﻃﻠﻘﻬﺎ ﺑﺎﺳﻢ‬ ‫"ﻛﻨﻮز ا…ﻣﺎرات" وﻋﺪدﻫﻢ ‪ 24‬ﻓﺎﺋﺰš ﻣﻊ ﻋﺎﺋﻼﺗﻬﻢ ﺗﻢ اﺧﺘﻴﺎرﻫﻢ ﻣﻦ ﺑﻴﻦ ‪1000‬‬ ‫ﻣﺸﺎرك ﻣﻦ ‪ 42‬ﻣﺪرﺳﺔ ﻓﻲ ﺣﻔﻞ ﺧﺎص ﻣﻊ ﻏﺪاء ﺗﺮاﺛﻲ و ﺟﻮﻟﺔ ﻓﻲ اﻟﻤﻨﻄﻘﺔ‬ ‫اﻟﺘﺎرﻳﺨﻴﺔ اﻟﻤﺠﺎورة ‪ ،‬ﻛﻤﺎ أدرﺟﺖ اﻟﻠﻮﺣﺎت اﻟﻔﺎﺋﺰة ﺿﻤﻦ ﺗﻘﻮﻳﻢ ﺳﻨﻮي ﻳﺼﺪره‬ ‫‪.‬اﻟﻤﺮﻛﺰ «ول ﻣﺮة ﻋﺎم ‪2013‬‬

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Spoken Gulf Arabic Courses

‫ﺍﻟﺴﻼﻡ ﻋﻠﻴﻜﻢ‬

‫ ﻛﻴﻒ ﺍﳊﺎﻝ‬،‫ﻣﺮﺣﺒﺎ‬

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As part of SMCCU’s educational programmes we provide our guests in the UAE and visitors the opportunity to learn Spoken Gulf Arabic with one of our qualified instructors. We generally keep to small class sizes which are available on week days or weekends in which our students learn traditional Khaliji Arabic, the dialect spoken in the GCC states in the Arabian Gulf. In addition we have expanded our Arabic programme, offering both Classical Arabic classes and private classes for institutions wishing to train their staff in Arabic language skills both in and outside of the workplace.


‫دورات ﻟﺘﻌﻠﻴﻢ اﻟﺘﺤﺪث ﺑﻠﻐﺔ ﻋﺮﺑﻴﺔ و ﻟﻜﻨﺔ ﺧﻠﻴﺠﻴﺔ‬ ‫ﺑﺎﻋﺘﺒﺎرﻫﺎ ﺟﺰءš ﻣﻦ ﺑﺮاﻣﺠﻪ اﻟﺘﻌﻠﻴﻤﻴﺔ ‪ ،‬ﻳﺤﺮص اﻟﻤﺮﻛﺰ ﻋﻠﻰ ﻣﻨﺢ ﺿﻴﻮﻓﻪ اﻟﻔﺮﺻﺔ ﻟﺘﻌﻠﻢ‬ ‫اﻟﻠﻐﺔ اﻟﻌﺮﺑﻴﺔ اﻟﻤﺘﺪاوﻟﺔ ﻓﻲ اﻟﺨﻠﻴﺞ ﺑﻤﺴﺎﻋﺪة ﻣﺪرﺳﻴﻦ أﻛﻔﺎء ﺧﻼل أﻳﺎم ا«ﺳﺒﻮع أو‬ ‫‪.‬ﻋﻄﻠﺔ ﻧﻬﺎﻳﺘﻪ ﺣﻴﺚ ﻳﺘﻌﻠﻢ اﻟﺮاﻏﺒﻮن اﻟﻠﻐﺔ اﻟﻌﺮﺑﻴﺔ ﺑﺎﻟﻠﻜﻨﺔ اﻟﺨﻠﻴﺠﻴﺔ اﻟﻤﺤﻜﻴﺔ‬ ‫ﻛﻤﺎ ﺗﻮﺳﻌﻨﺎ ﻓﻲ ﺑﺮاﻣﺠﻨﺎ ﻟﻨﻘﺪم دروس اﻟﻌﺮﺑﻴﺔ اﻟﻔﺼﺤﻰ إﺿﺎﻓﺔ إﻟﻰ دروس ﺧﺎﺻﺔ‬ ‫‪.‬ﻳﺘﻢ ﺗﺼﻤﻴﻤﻬﺎ ﺣﺴﺐ رﻏﺒﺔ اﻟﻤﺆﺳﺴﺎت اﻟﺘﻲ ﺗﺴﻌﻰ ﻟﺘﻌﻠﻴﻢ ﻣﻮﻇﻔﻴﻬﺎ اﻟﻠﻐﺔ اﻟﻌﺮﺑﻴﺔ‬

‫‪Peace be upon you,‬‬ ‫?‪Hello, How are you‬‬

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Special Guests In 2012, SMCCU hosted several notable guests, all of whom were welcomed to our various programmes. Our honored guests this year included Hanan Hashim, the grandmother of HH Princess Haya bint Hussein, The First Lady of Cypress, and the Ambassador and Consul General of Singapore.

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‫اﻟﺸﺨﺼﻴﺎت اﻟﻬﺎﻣـﺔ‬ ‫اﺳﺘﻘﺒﻞ اﻟﻤﺮﻛﺰ ﻋﺎم ‪ 2012‬اﻟﻌﺪﻳﺪ ﻣﻦ اﻟﺸﺨﺼﻴﺎت اﻟﻬﺎﻣﺔ ﺣﻴﺚ ﺗﻢ ﺗﻌﺮﻳﻔﻬﻢ إﻟﻰ‬ ‫ﺑﺮاﻣﺠﻨﺎ اﻟﻤﺘﻨﻮﻋﺔ وﻣﻨﻬﻢ ‪ :‬ﺣﻨﺎن ﻫﺎﺷﻢ ‪ /‬ﺟﺪة ﺳﻤﻮ ا«ﻣﻴﺮة ﻫﻴﺎ ﺑﻨﺖ اﻟﺤﺴﻴﻦ‬ ‫ﺳﻴﺪة ﻗﺒﺮص ا«وﻟﻰ ‪ ،‬ﺳﻔﻴﺮ وﻗﻨﺼﻞ ﺳﻨﻐﺎﻓﻮرة‬

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Future Projects

‫اﻟﻤﺸـﺎرﻳﻊ اﻟﻤﺴـﺘﻘﺒﻠﻴـﺔ‬

‫ ا«ﻋﻤﺎل ا…ﻧﺸﺎﺋﻴﺔ ﻟﺘﺠﻬﻴﺰ ﻣﻘﻬـﻰ ﺛﻘﺎﻓـﻲ ﻓﻲ اﻟﻄﺎﺑﻖ اﻟﻌﻠﻮي ﻟﻤﻘﺮه اﻟﺤﺎﻟﻲ ﺑﻤﻨﻄﻘﺔ اﻟﻔﻬﻴﺪي اﻟﺘﺎرﻳﺨﻴﺔ ﻣﻦ‬2012 ‫ﺑﺪأ اﻟﻤﺮﻛﺰ ﻋﺎم‬ ‫ ﺣﻴﺚ ﺳﻴﺘﻀﻤﻦ ﻣﻜﺘﺒﺔ ﻳﻤﻜﻦ ﻟﻠﺰوار اﻻﻃﻼع ﻣﻦ ﺧﻼﻟﻬﺎ ﻋﻠﻰ ﻛﻞ ﻣﺎﻳﺨﺺ ﺗﺎرﻳﺦ‬2013 ‫اﻟﻤﺰﻣﻊ اﻓﺘﺘﺎﺣﻪ ﻟﻠﻌﺎﻣﺔ ﻓﻲ ﻣﻨﺘﺼﻒ اﻟﻌﺎم‬ ‫ اﻟﺪورﻳﺎت اﻟﻤﺤﻠﻴﺔ أﺛﻨﺎء اﺳﺘﻤﺘﺎﻋﻬﻢ ﺑﺎﻟﻤﺸﺮوﺑﺎت ا…ﻣﺎراﺗﻴﺔ اﻟﺘﻘﻠﻴﺪﻳﺔ ﻣﻦ ﺣﻠﻴﺐ اﻟﻨﻮق وأﻧﻮاع اﻟﺘﻤﻮر اﻟﻤﺨﺘﻠﻔﺔ‬،‫ اﻟﺸﻌﺮ‬، ‫اﻟﺤﻀﺎرة اﻟﻌﺮﺑﻴﺔ‬ ‫ ﻻﻧﻄﻼﻗﺔ اﻟﻤﺮك‬15 ‫ﻓﻲ ﺣﻴﻦ ﺳﻴﺘﺰاﻣﻦ اﻓﺘﺘﺎح ﻣﺠﻠﺲ ﺷﺎﻃﺊ اﻟﺠﻤﻴﺮا اﻟﻤﺘﺎﺧﻢ ﻟﻤﺴﺠﺪ اﻟﺠﻤﻴﺮا ﻣﻊ اﺣﺘﻔﺎﻻﺗﻨﺎ ﺑﺎﻟﺬﻛﺮى اﻟﺴﻨﻮﻳﺔ اﻟـ‬

In 2012, the SMCCU began construction of its Cultural Café, located in the upper level of the SMCCU House in the Al Fahidi Historic District of Bur Dubai. The Café will open to the public in mid-2013 and contain a cultural library where visitors can sit and enjoy Emirati traditional drinks with local camel milk and date products and browse through our collection of old and new books focusing on Arab culture, history, poetry, and local periodicals. The Jumeirah Beach Road Majlis Project, adjacent to the Landmark Jumeirah Masjid is scheduled to have a soft opening late in the fall of 2013, in honor of the centre’s upcoming 15 Years of service in the community.

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SMCCU Volunteers

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Companies List ABC Tours 1001 Adventures 24 Degrees Abu Dhabi American Women's Association Adecco AIESEC - Youth to Business Forum Al Waseet Travel & Tourism Ambassador of Singapore Arab Colombian Chamber of Commerce Alem International Arabian Adventures Arabian Oryx Travel & Tourism Arqaam Capital Limited Art Dubai Aw Rostamani Barclays Barclays Wealth BASF Big Brothers Big Sisters CHARITY British Embassy Canadian Business Council CISCO Congress Solutions International Consulate General of the Republic of Singapore Cox & Kings CROWN Relocations Culture & Scientific Association Al Mamzar Deloitte & Touche DTCM - Australia DTCM - License Renewal DTCM - North America DTCM Australia & New Zealand

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Dubai Accueil Dubai Airport Freezone Dubai Chamber of Commerce Dubai Convention Bureau Dubai Courts Dubai Customs Dubai Desert Adventures Dubai International Film Festival 2012 Dubai Rotary Club Eastbound Emirates Airlines Emirates Aviation College Emirates Cabin Crew Emirates FaceCard Emirates Literature Festival Emirates NBD Emirates Wildlife Society -WWF EmiratesNBD Learning & Development Emiratisation Forum Expat Woman Fairmont SZR Falcon & Associates Fine Arts Booster Club - UAS First Lady of Cyprus French Business Council French Culture Club German Emirati Joint Council Global Tech Gulf Circle Tours Hamburg Business Chamber HH Sheik Hamdan International Photography Awards


Hop Lun Group HSBC HSBC London Ibis Hotel Al Barsha Ibrahim Institute Impact Event & Destination Index Shared Services Intercontinental Hotel International Ferry Conference Jones Lang LaSalle Services Juma Al Majid Centre Kamal Osman JamJoom Group Latin American Women’s Association Literature Festival 2012 Macro Majid Al Futtaim Mars Middle East Mashreq Bank German Journalists Group Ministry of Foreign Affairs UAE Miracle Holidays Tour NBD Managers NEDBank Nestle Nespresso NOKIA Novartis Orient Tours Ovation Arabia Paju Book City Park Hyatt Hotel PEPSICO

Polarcus DMCC Praxis Oil and Gas Rotaract Travco SAP SAPURA Season Adventures Tourism SEAT Automobiles Sharaf Tours Shell Outpost Singapore Consul General Singapore Ladies Club Siren Events Smith & Nephew SNTTA Emir Tours South African Cricket Association SPE Middle East Spouses of Ambassadors Standard Charter Bank Subaru Tenfeeth Technologies The Core Group The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management The Vision UAE Embassy Washington DC UBS Group Unit Trust Consultants - Malaysia USO Ship Navy World Cup Guests Yoshi Silk-Painting Group Zurich

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Schools/Colleges/Universities Advanced Learning Schools Riyadh Saudi Arabia Al Diyafah High School Al Ittihad Private School Al Khaleej National School American School of Dubai American University Dubai Cambridge International School Carleton College USA Chuo University Japan Collegiate American School Dar Al Marefa Private School Deira International School DePauw University USA Dubai American Academy Dubai American Scientific School Dubai British School Dubai College Dubai English Speaking School Dubai International Academy Dubai Men's College Dubai Modern High School Duke University Dubai Duneha Homeschool Group Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management GEMS Royal Dubai School GEMS Wellington Academy - Silicon Oasis GEMS World Academy Grammar School Greenfield Community School Haileybury and Imperial Service College UK Hamline University USA Hiroshim Nagisa High School Japan Horizon School Hult International Business School JSS Private School Jumeirah Baccalaureate School

2012 Winners of

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Jumeirah College Jumeirah English Speaking School Arabian Ranches Jumeirah English Speaking School Jumeirah Kenan-Flagler Business School(University of North Carolina) USA Kings Dubai School Lycee Libanais Francophone Prive Meijo University Senior High School Japan Middlesex University Dubai Millfield Senior School UK New York University Abu Dhabi Raffles World Academy Regent International School Repton School UK Robert H Smith School of Business(University of Maryland) USA Safa School Star International School Mirdif Star International School Umm Al Sheif The City School International The English College Dubai The School of Research Science The Sheffield Private School The Winchester School - Jebel Ali Thunderbird University USA Towheed Iranian School Universal American School University of North Carolina USA University of Queensland Australia University of Waterloo USA Uptown Primary School Wellington International School Wesleyan University USA Zayed House for Islamic Culture


Activity Overview Year 2012

SHEIKH MOHAMMED CENTRE FOR CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING

Private

Grand & Diwan Mosque

2,888

2,609

Public

670

477

674

Private

92

44

24

Private

Creek Jumeirah Mosque Coffee & Side Tour Dates

473

67

37

1,200

115

Private

Cultural Awareness Program

2,983

3,872

4,641

6,129

6,111

5,085

Headcount

TOTAL

70

86

87

114

120

82

100

ACTIVITY HEADCOUNT

Private

118

3,031

365

325

140

2,999

77

October

September

August

July

June

May

April

212

242

59

12

60

115

168

175

459

144

270

128

60

517

220

216

183

276

30

67

358

251

239

426

95

64

41

29

32

64

50

74

2

235

206

613

373

Ramadan Iftar

Private

12

2,629

229

24

425

3,609

123

November

231

5,333

Dinner

Public

409

12

20

1,570

301

24

559

3,950

117

December

1,608

Heritage Tour

Private

215

534

35

258

1,128

251

180

133

6,715

139

Walking Tour

43

162

906

32

38

1,019

239

1,540

6,693

122

Lunch

67

13

205

205

50

134

1,068

90

17

1,020

5,915

1,237

Breakfast

Public

246

110

79

160

433

590

57

321

48

20

347

58,702

Month

Private

252

156

70

76

64

216

153

718

1,502

443

28

5

6,056

479

629

1,308

5

TOTAL NUMBER OF ACTIVITIES

Public

31

224

380

48

1

66

134

476

334

2,514

521

24

47

581

Private

2012

270

69

147

116

33

77

33

29

545

2,504

513

903

2,712

Private

January

266

310

223

176

46

12

422

27

163

2,879

5,004

2,074

Public

February

190

139

128

121

35

83

503

73

37

25,359

2,486

Private Public

March

221

184

98

148

6

167

929

132

1,704

2,046

Total


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Tel: 9714 353 6666 Fax: 9714 353 6661

www.cultures.ae smccu@cultures.ae

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2012 Annual Report  

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