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Introduction to SMCCU Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU) is a non-profit organisation established to increase awareness and understanding between the different 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.” and strives to remove the barriers between people of different nationalities raising awareness of the local culture, customs and religion of the United Arab Emirates. “When people arrive in the UAE, many do not know what to expect nor do they have a real understanding of Emirati culture. In fact, there are many expatriates who have lived and worked in the UAE for years and are yet to meet an Emirati,” says SMCCU’s Director and Founder, Mr. Abdullah Bin Eisa Al Serkal.

The programmes offered by SMCCU can help explain the customs, culture, religion and etiquette of the people of the UAE within the context of understanding Emirati life. Our sole aim is to welcome non-Emiratis into UAE culture and give them a chance to truly integrate within Emirati society enhancing the working and living experience of those visiting and residing in the UAE.


‫مـقـدمـة‬ ‫مركز ال�شيخ حممد للتوا�صل احل�ضاري هو م�ؤ�س�سة غري ربحية ت�أ�س�ست لزيادة الوعي والتفاهم بني خمتلف الثقافات التي تعي�ش يف دبي‪.‬‬ ‫�أن�شئت حتت رعاية �صاحب ال�سمو ال�شيخ حممد بن را�شد �آل مكتوم يف عام ‪ ،1998‬وتعمل حتت �شعار "الأبـواب مفتـوحـة‪ .‬الـعقـول متـفتحـة‪".‬‬ ‫ن�سعى جاهدين لإزالة احلواجز بني النا�س من خمتلف اجلن�سيات ورفع الوعي العام حول الثقافة املحلية والعادات والدين اال�سالمي يف‬ ‫دولة الإمارات العربية املتحدة‪.‬‬ ‫يقول املدير وامل�ؤ�س�س ال�سيد عبد اهلل بن عي�سى ال�سركال‪ " :‬عندما ي�صل النا�س �إىل الإمارات العربية املتحدة ‪ ،‬العديد منهم لي�س لديهم‬ ‫فكرة �صحيحة عن هوية وعادات وح�ضارة ال�شعب الإماراتي‪ ،‬كما �أنه يعي�ش يف الإمارات العديد من الوافدين التواقني للإلتقاء بح�ضارة‬ ‫الإمارات منذ �سنوات عديدة "‪.‬‬ ‫ويقوم املركز بتقدمي الربامج حيث كل برنامج ثقايف فريد من‬ ‫نوعه وي�ضم مفهوم املركز " حر ّية ال�س�ؤال " حيث يتاح للجميع‬ ‫طرح �أي �س�ؤال من غري حتفظ‪ .‬وميكن للم�شاركني الدخول يف‬ ‫الأن�شطة التي ترتاوح بني وجبات الطعام الرتاثية ‪ ،‬ا�ست�ضافة‬ ‫اجلوالت الرتاثية يف الب�ستكية‪ ،‬وزيارة امل�ساجد ودرو�س اللغة‬ ‫العربية‪.‬‬ ‫هدفنا الأ�سا�سي الذي ن�سعى البه هو الرتحيب بغري‬ ‫الإماراتيني لالطالع على ثقافة دولة الإمارات العربية املتحدة‬ ‫ومنحهم فر�صة للإنخراط يف املجتمع الإماراتي و�أن ن�صبح‬ ‫الوجهة الأوىل التي يق�صدها القادمون لزيارة الإمارات‪.‬‬


Cultural Breakfasts SMCCU was overwhelmed with the success of its extremely popular event which hosts guests for Cultural Breakfasts in our traditional wind tower house in Bastakiya, Bur Dubai. In 2011, public breakfasts were held on Mondays and Wednesdays. In addition, private breakfasts were arranged on off days throughout the year. During the visit, guests engage with an Emirati host and are encouraged to ask questions about local customs and the heritage of the UAE. In keeping with the Centre’s motto “Open Doors. Open Minds.” , no topic of interest is off limits. In 2011, SMCCU hosted: • 1899 guests in public breakfasts • 671 guests in private breakfasts In total, 2570 guests participated in SMCCU’s Cultural Breakfast Programme in 2011; an increase of 64% over 2010.


‫الفطار الرتاثي‬ ‫يقوم مركز ال�شيخ حممد بن را�شد بتقدمي وجبة فطار �إماراتي تراثي يف ال�ساعة العا�شرة �صباحا يومي ا لإثنني‬ :‫ حيث يقوم امل�ضيف بت�شجيع ال�ضيوف على طرح الأ�سئلة الأكرث جد ُال حتت �شع ــار املركز‬.‫والأربعاء من كل �أ�سبوع‬ .‫ وكل ت�سا �ؤل له جواب‬،‫" يف حني ال يوجد �س�ؤال غري مرغوب �أو مرحب به‬.‫ الـعقـول متـفتحـة‬.‫"الأبـواب مفتـوحـة‬

One of the largest private groups attending breakfast in 2011 was a group of ladies whose families are new to Dubai. They chose our programme as it came recommended as a “must do” when you arrive in Dubai. Additionally, we hosted various other groups for private Cultural Breakfasts including: Shell Outpost Ladies, Merck Sorono and Spouses of Ambassadors Club.


Cultural Lunches SMCCU continued its extremely popular tradition of hosting guests for Cultural Lunches in our wind tower house in Bastakiya, Bur Dubai. As with the breakfast programme, public events were held twice a week on Sundays and Thursdays. Many Private events were also held throughout the year. During the programme, guests chat with an Emirati host and are encouraged to ask questions about the local customs and heritage of the UAE. In 2011, SMCCU hosted: • 1940 guests in public lunches • 950 guests in private lunches In total, 2890 guests participated in SMCCU’s Cultural Lunch Programme in 2011; an increase of 76% increase over 2010.

“Come for the Food. Stay for the Culture.”

One of the largest groups we hosted for a private lunch was a group of students from Jumeirah College. Other notable groups that SMCCU hosted for private Cultural Lunches included: Leiden University, Emirates NBD, Braedenton Prep, Nalco Water Treatment, The US Navy, and DIFF attendees.


‫الغداء الرتاثي‬ ‫ويقوم مركز ال�شيخ حممد بن را�شد بتقدمي وجبة غداء �إماراتي تراثي يف ال�ساعة الواحدة ظهرا يومي الأحد والثالثاء من كل‬ ‫�أ�سبوع‪ .‬حيث يقوم امل�ضيف بت�شجيع ال�ضيوف على طرح الأ�سئلة الأكرث جد ُال عن العادات والتقاليد الإماراتية حتت �شعار املركز‬ ‫"الأبـواب مفتـوحـة‪ .‬الـعقـول متـفتحـة‪".‬‬


Bastakiya Walking Tours & Heritage Tours SMCCU Bastakiya Heritage & Walking Tours top the list for people who want to learn more about the historic areas of Dubai. The Heritage Tour includes a walk around the Bastakiya District and a visit inside the Diwan Masjid. The tour is followed by a lively and engaging Question & Answer session inside our traditional wind tower house where Arabic coffee and dates are served. In 2011 SMCCU hosted: • 1923 guests on public guided walks • 1996 guests on private guided walks In total, 3889 guest participated in SMCCU’s public and private Bastakiya Heritage & Walking Tours in 2011; an increase of 360% over 2010. Private groups included; University of West Virginia, DIFF, Panorama Services, JESS Arabian Ranches, Dubai Modern School, ITE Singapore, and Cambridge International School.


‫اجلوالت الرتاثية‬ ‫ويقام يف مركز ال�شيخ حممد بن را�شد‬ ‫برنامج جوالت �سياحية تراثية داخل‬ ‫منطقة الب�ستكية التاريخية يف دبي‪،‬‬ ‫حيث يقدم امل�ضيف معلومات عن‬ ‫تاريخ وح�ضارة املنطقة كما يليها زيارة‬ ‫للم�سجد ومن ثم العودة اىل املركز حيث‬ ‫يتم تقدمي القهوة العربية للزوار كما‬ ‫يتيح للزوار طرح الأ�سئلة واحل�صول على‬ ‫املزيد من املعلومات عن تاريخ وطريقة‬ ‫احلياة يف املنطقة‪.‬‬

‫وقد �أ�ضيف هذا العام برنامج اجلولة يف حماذاة‬ ‫خور دبي حيث ا�ستقطب الكثري من النجاح‬ ‫وال�شهرة حيث تت�ضمن اجلولة زيارة �إىل �سوق‬ ‫الأقم�شة القدمي ومن ثم ركوب العربة اىل �سوق‬ ‫البهارات و�سوق الذهب‪ ،‬بالإ�ضافة �إىل جميع‬ ‫الفعاليات ال�سابقة يف جولة الب�ستكية الرتاثية‪.‬‬

‫‪Creekside Tour‬‬ ‫‪SMCCU’s newest programme, the‬‬ ‫‪Creekside Tour, has gained in‬‬ ‫‪popularity this year and includes‬‬ ‫‪all the features of the Bastakiya‬‬ ‫‪Heritage Tour as well as a visit to‬‬ ‫‪the Textile, Spice and Gold Souks.‬‬ ‫‪The mode of transportation across‬‬ ‫‪the Creek is in one of Dubai’s many‬‬ ‫‪abra allowing guests to witness the‬‬ ‫‪bustling activity of local trade.‬‬


Ramadan Programme The Iftar Dinners are a seasonal event held in the holy month of Ramadan. During September 2011, SMCCU invited guests to join a traditional “breaking-of-the-fast” meal at our house in Bastakiya. This month long event strives to give visitors and expatriates a glimpse of the Islamic tradition of fasting and prayer. Following the meal, guests are guided on a casual after dark walk around the beautiful and historical Bastakiya neighbourhood.The evening closes with a visit to the Diwan Masjid in the Bastakiya which is frequented by local worshippers preparing for the evening prayers.

In 2011 SMCCU hosted: • 605 guests in public Iftars • 650 guests in private Iftars In total, 1255 guests participated in SMCCU’s Ramadan Iftar Programme in 2011; an increase of 21% over 2010.


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‫فعاليات رمضان‬ ‫تقام هذه الفعالية خالل �شهر رم�ضان املبارك حيث تت�ضمن‬ ‫الإفطار الإماراتي الرتاثي يف رم�ضان حيث يتم �شرح العادات‬ ‫الإماراتية والقيم واملبادئ الإ�سالمية لفعاليات رم�ضان كال�صيام‬ ‫والإفطار وال�صالة ‪ ،‬يليه جولة يف منطقة الب�ستكية الرائعة يف‬ ‫امل�ساء وتختتم الفعالية يف زيارة للم�سجد‪.‬‬


Ramadan Programme


Jumeirah Mosque Visits In an effort to de-mystify Islam and educate visitors on the role of religion in UAE society, SMCCU hosts guided visits of masjids in Dubai. Over the past twelve years, the Jumeirah Mosque has become a focal point for SMCCU’s “Open Doors. Open Minds.” programme as well as our newest campaign “The Freedom to Ask” where visitors are free to inquire about the culture, traditions and religion of the people of the UAE without restraint.

In 2011, SMCCU hosted: • 22,799 guests on public masjid tours • 4666 guests on private masjid tours In total, 27,465 guests participated in the Jumeriah Mosque programme in 2011; an increase of 3% over 2010.


‫زيارة مسجد مجريا‬ ‫ي�ست�ضيف مركز ال�شيخ حممد بن را�شد �آالف الزوار يف‬ ‫امل�سجد �ضمن برنامج زيارة م�سجد جمريا للإجابة على‬ ‫العديد من الت�سا�ؤالت حول الدين الإ�سالمي والعادات‬ ‫والتقاليد يف دولة الإمارات العربية املتحدة‪ ،‬حتت‬ ‫�شعار "الأبـواب مفتـوحـة‪ .‬الـعقـول متـفتحـة‪ ".‬حيث‬ ‫�أ�صبح م�سجد جمريا نقطة حمورية ال�ستقطاب الزوار‬ ‫واملقيمني يف الدولة‪.‬‬

‫يف عام ‪ ،2011‬ا�ست�ضاف مركز ال�شيخ حممد بن را�شد ما جمموعه‬ ‫‪ 22799‬زائر يف امل�سجد بزيادة متوا�ضعة بن�سبة ‪ ٪2‬من جمموع‬ ‫الزوار يف العام ال�سابق‪ .‬كما ا�ست�ضاف املركز ‪ 4666‬من الزائرين‬ ‫يف اجلوالت اخلا�صةحيث �أ�صبح اجمايل عدد الزوار ‪ 27465‬زائر‬ ‫يف عام ‪.2011‬‬


The Grand Mosque & Diwan Mosque Visits The popularity of the Jumeirah Mosque Visit was the catalyst for the opening of two new venues for both public and private visits in 2010. The Grand Mosque in Rashidiya primarily invites private visitors from schools and universities whilst the Diwan Mosque in Bastakiya welcomes visitors as part of the Centre’s Bastkiya Heritage & Walking Tours. In 2011 SMCCU hosted: • 1396 guests on private Grand Mosque visits in Rashidiya • 1141 guests on public Diwan Mosque visits in Bastakiya • 1675 guests on private Diwan Mosque visits in Bastakiya

In total, 4212 guests participated in SMCCU’s Grand Mosque & Diwan Mosque Visits in 2011; an increase of 387% over 2010.


‫برنامج زيارة املسجد الكبري و مسجد الديوان‬ ‫فعالية زيارة م�سجد جمريا كانت حجر الأ�سا�س يف ا�ستقطاب الزائرين اىل م�سجد الديوان يف الب�ستكية وجعله �أحد الوجهات املطلوبة من‬ ‫ال�سياح والزوار ‪� ،‬ضمن برنامج اجلوالت الرتاثية يف الب�ستكية وامل�سجد الكبري يف الرا�شدية‪،‬حيث قام املركز بتكري�س امل�سجد للزيارات من‬ ‫داخل وخارج الدولة لطالب وطالبات املدار�س واجلامعات‪.‬‬


Schools & University Programme In 2010, SMCCU established its educational Schools & University Programme providing a customised programme of tours for students of all ages from both the UAE and visiting international institutions. We have continued these efforts in 2011 and have firmly established this campaign as part of SMCCU’s various activities. The programme consists of Cultural Walks, Mosque Visits, Breakfasts and Lunches as well as in house Cultural Awareness presentations with a full range of activities to help children and older students integrate and understand the Emirati way of life.

In 2011, SMCCU hosted: • 520 students in private breakfasts • 296 students in private lunches • 1429 students in Cultural Walks • 1978 students in Mosque Visits In total, 4223 students participated in SMCCU’s Schools & University Programme in 2011; an increase of 311% over 2010.


‫الربامج التعليمية للمدارس واجلامعات‬ ‫تعد برامج اجلوالت التعليمية للمدار�س واجلامعات يف منطقة الب�ستكية �إحدى �أهم الفعاليات الرئي�سية التي يقوم بها مركز ال�شيخ حممد بن‬ ‫را�شد والتي تهدف لزيادة وعي الطالب واملدر�سني املقيمني والزائرين للإمارات حول تاريخ املنطقة وطريقة احلياة فيها بالإ�ضافة اىل الإجابة عن‬ ‫العديد من الت�سا�ؤالت حول الدين والعادات يف دولة االمارات‪.‬‬ ‫خالل عام ‪ 2010‬كان مركزنا حري�صاً على تكثيف جهوده يف دعوة املدار�س‬ ‫لالن�ضمام لربنامج تثقيف الطالب حيث متت دعوة العديد من املدار�س املحلية‪.‬‬ ‫لقد وا�صلنا جهودنا يف هذا الإطار خالل عام ‪ 2011‬حيث ازدادت �أعداد املن�ضمني‬ ‫للربنامح �إىل �أكرث من ال�ضعف مقارنة بالعام ال�سابق‪.‬‬


Cultural Awareness Presentations SMCCU hosts in house Cultural Awareness Presentations (CAPs) for corporate clients to introduce the customs, culture and heritage of the UAE within the context of running a successful business in the region.

In 2011, SMCCU hosted: • 1593 executives and senior managers in Cultural Awareness Presentations

Jebel Ali Resorts Cultural Induction In 2011, SMCCU Cultural Awareness Presentations included presentations at the Women in Leadership Conference, Dubai Women’s College NCBSP, FAWCO Conference, Jebel Ali Resorts Corporate Training Seminar and HSBC.

FAWCO Conference Jebel Ali Resorts Cultural Induction


‫حماضرات التوعية بالثقافة احمللية‬ ‫‪Eton College Ramadan Workshop‬‬

‫مركز ال�شيخ حممد بن را�شد يقيم العديد من املحا�ضرات لزيادة الوعي‬ ‫بالثقافة املحلية والعادات والدين لدولة الإمارات العربية املتحدة حيث‬ ‫تقام هذه املحا�ضرات يف ال�شركات و يف امل�ؤمترات واجلامعات واملنتديات‪.‬‬

‫”‪“The Freedom To Ask‬‬ ‫‪Dubai Women's College‬‬ ‫‪NCSBP Conference‬‬

‫‪Women In Leadership Conference‬‬


Corporate Guests SMCCU launched a campaign in 2010 offering customised Cultural Partnership Programmes to all institutions wishing to enhance 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 corporations. Sessions are held in the Bastakiya as well as in house company venues. Participants can engage in activities from Cultural Meals, Heritage Tours, Mosque Visits and Arabic Classes.

Praxis Gobal Research UAE based companies who choose to partner with SMCCU can be sure that their employees will directly benefit from cultural awareness training, which is proven to enhance the workplace environment and help companies attain success. Some notable groups that participated in this year’s programmes were Emirates NBD, Bristol Meyers, Estee Lauder, Emirates Airlines, Praxis, and Google Executives.

‫برامج استضافة الشركات‬

‫يقدم مركز ال�شيخ حممد بن را�شد برامج تدريبية لزيادة الوعي‬ ‫لدى املوظفني املقيمني والوافدين للعمل لدى ال�شركات حول‬ ‫ حيث‬، ‫الثقافة املحلية والعادات والدين يف املجتمع الإماراتي‬ ‫يقدم املركز الفر�صة لل�شركات الراغبة يف بناء فريق عمل مت�آلف‬ ‫ومن�سجم مع املجتمع الإماراتي من خالل دعوتها للم�شاركة يف‬ ‫فعاليات وبرامج املركز وح�ضور جل�سات توعية عن ح�ضارة وتاريخ‬ ‫ كما ميكن‬،‫الإمارات بالإ�ضافة �إىل اجلوالت الرتاثية وزيارة امل�ساجد‬ ‫عمل برنامج تثقيفي خا�ص بحيث يركز على الأهداف املحددة من‬ .‫قبل ال�شركة‬ Google Executives Bristol Meyers


Spoken Gulf Arabic Courses As part of SMCCU’s educational programmes, we provide expatriates and visitors with the opportunity to learn Spoken Gulf Arabic with one of our qualified instructors.The class sizes are small and are available on week days or weekends. Our students learn traditional Khaliji Arabic, the dialect spoken in the GCC states in the Arabian Gulf.

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‫دورات اللغة العربية احمللية‬ ‫يقيم املركز دورات لتعليم اللغة املحلية الإماراتية كجزء من الربنامج‬ ‫ حيث‬،‫التدريبي والتعليمي الذي يقدمه للطالب واملقيمني والزوار‬ ‫يقدم هذه الدورات مدرب م�ؤهل من املركز على مدى �أيام الأ�سبوع �أو‬ ‫ ويتم تعليم الطالب اللغة العربية باللهجة‬،‫يف عطلة نهاية الأ�سبوع‬ ‫املحلية لدولة االمارات و دول جمل�س التعاون اخلليجي على مدار‬ ‫ كما ميكن لل�شركات الراغبة يف تدريب موظفيها على اللغة‬،‫ال�سنة‬ .‫العربية االلتحاق بهذا الربنامج �سواء داخل �أو خارج مكان العمل‬

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.


Special Events In 2011, SMCCU hosted a number of high profile special events to mark significant occasions providing traditional Emirati food and educational seminars on Emirati and Islamic history.

‫الفعاليات اخلاصة‬

‫ي�ست�ضيف مركز ال�شيخ حممد بن را�شد �آل مكتوم العديد من‬ ‫الفعاليات اخلا�صة الهادفة �إىل زيادة الوعي الثقايف واحل�ضاري حول‬ ‫الإمارات مثل املعار�ض الفنية و الربامج التلفزيونية والفعاليات‬ .‫ وغريها‬،‫الرم�ضانية‬ Highlights of SMCCU special events in 2011 include our participation in the Ramadan Tents at Dubai Festival City, Min Beladi at Dubai Mall, the Faces of the Middle East exhibition and hosting renowned author, Karen Armstrong as a guest speaker at the Multaqa venue in Mamzar.


National Day In 2011, in honour of the 40th Anniversary of the UAE’s unification, SMCCU hosted a full day of events in the Bastakiya open to the general public where guests attended Cultural Breakfasts and Lunches as well as Bastakiya Heritage Tours that took place throughout the day.

‫اليوم الوطني‬ ‫ قام املركز هذا العام بفتح ال�ضيافة لعامة الزوار على االفطار والغداء باال�ضافة اىل‬، ‫احتفا ًال بالذكرى الأربعني الحتاد الإمارات العربية‬ .‫العديد من اجلوالت الرتاثية يف الب�ستكية للعامة‬


Celebrity Guests In 2011, SMCCU had the honour of hosting several celebrity guests across our various programmes. Martha Stewart took part in a Creekside Tour and Real Madrid footballer KaKa and his brother Digao joined us for a late afternoon Bastakiya Heritage Tour. 

KAKA and DTCM Afghani Government Delegates

Thai Ambassador

KAKA and Digao and Family


Martha Stewart

US Congress Q & A


SMCCU Volunteers

Emirati volunteers are encouraged to join SMCCU on a part time, full time or free lance basis providing them with a memorable experience and deeper understanding of the inner workings of the modern, multi cultural UAE.


Culture Awareness Academy SMCCU in association with several leading UAE academic institutions provides an internship programme to inspire young Emirati students wishing to learn about their history and interact with other cultures within the evergrowing, dynamic social and business environment of the UAE.

Future Projects The SMCCU Majlis Building has been completed and we are in the process of designing the interior of the venue. The space is planned to house a cafĂŠ and interactive museum about the culture, traditions, history and religion of the Emirates. We are always keen to develop partnerships with institutions who embrace the concept of cultural understanding and welcome contributors to the project.


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 DTCM Australia & New Zealand

 ABC Tours

 DTCM Canada

 Accor Hotels

 DTCM China

 Air Berlin

 DTCM Hong Kong

 Al Qasr Hotel

 DTCM Japan

 Al Shamel Travel & Tourism

 DTCM London

 Al Tamimi

 DTCM South Africa

 Alpha Tours

 DTCM Trainee Tour guides

 ARA Art Gallery

 DTCM UK

 Arabian Adventures

 Dubai Chamber of Commerce

 Arabian Incentive

 Dubai Convention Bureau

 Arabian Trails

 Dubai Financial Services Authority

 Armani Hotels

 Dubai International Film Festival

 Beyond Relocation

 Dubai Tourism & Commerce Marketing

 Big Bus Tours

 Dubai World Cup Guests

 Bloomberg

 DUBIB

 Blue Oasis Veterinary Clinic

 Dusit Thani

 BNI Networking group

 ECL

 Bonnard and Lawson

 Emirates Airline

 Bonnard and Lawson

 Emirates Home Nursing

 Bristol Myers

 Emirates Oasis Tourism

 British Business Group

 EmiratesNBD

 British Embassy Dubai

 Estee Lauder

 Burj Al Arab

 Eton Institute

 Center for Management & Professional Development

 Explorer Publishing

 Church of the Latter Day Saints

 Face Card

 Clyde & Co

 Falcon and Associates

 Colpitts Travel, Edinburgh

 Federation of American Women’s Clubs Overseas

 Cosmos

 Flight Centre

 Crown Worldwide

 Flydubai

 Custard Communications

 French Ladies Association

 Damas Latinas Ladies Group

 Frontier

 DHL

 Glamour Magazine


 Gmasco Al Futtaim

 One & Only the Palm

 Gulf News

 Orient Tours

 Gulf Ventures

 Ovation Arabia

 Halliburton

 Panorama Services, Florida

 Hexagon

 Park Hyatt Hotel

 HSBC

 Praxis Global Research

 Huawei

 Ritz Carlton Dubai International Financial Centre

 IBM

 RMD KWIKFORM MIDDLE EAST LLC

 International Expat Community

 Sacoor Brothers

 InterSystems

 Scandinavian Social Club

 Intouch Relocation

 Schlumberger

 IPR – GDF SUEZ Middle East, Turkey & Africa

 Senat FZC

 Italian Embassy

 Shell Outpost

 ITE College Singapore

 Silent Gliss

 Jebel Ali International Hotels & Resorts

 Singapore Toursim

 Johnson Controls

 Siren Events

 Knight Tours

 Sony

 KNPC Kuwait

 Stanton Chase

 Kuoni UK

 Sukar.com

 Lufthansa

 Swiss & Canadian Business Councils

 MAF Hotel Group

 Swiss Arabian

 Marriott Hotels

 Tawazon TV

 Meeting Point UAE

 The Address Hotel

 Merck Sorono

 The National Business Report

 Michelin

 Thomas Cook Skymax Holidays

 Move One Inc

 TNS Marketing

 Movenpick Hotel

 Tour Nordic

 Musafir.com

 TRAVCO

 National Bank of Abu Dhabi

 Travelling Shoe

 Netherlands Business Council

 Travelscene - Australia

 Neutral Group

 Travelscene Berwick

 Nike

 UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 Oliver Wyman

 Unlimited Power Online Events  US Consulate  US Navy  Westin Hotel  Women in Leadership Forum  WSP E&E (Middle East)


Schools/Colleges/Universities

 American Academy for Girls

 JESS Arabian Ranches

 American School of Dubai

 ITE College - Singapore

 American Academy

 JESS School

 Aviation College

 Jumeriah College

 Bradenton Preperatory Academy

 K12 School Group

 Cambridge International School

 Kings College London

 Canadian University of Dubai

 Kings School Dubai

 Center for Management & Professional Development

 Leiden University

 Deira International School

 Middlesex University

 DePaul Univeristy, Chicago

 Panorama Services - USA

 Dubai and Northern Emirates Homeschool Association

 Nanyang Technological University

 Dubai English Speaking School

 New York University of Abu Dhabi

 Dubai International Academic City

 Philadelphia School

 Dubai Men’s College

 Raffles International School

 Dubai Modern High School

 Regent International School

 Dubai Women’s College

 Repton School

 Duke University

 Safa School

 Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

 San Jose State University

 Eton College Dubai

 School of International Training (Oman)

 GEMS Royal Dubai School

 Scout Group Dubai

 GEMS World Academy

 The Teen Group dubai

 German International School

 Universal American School Dubai

 German University

 Universität Duisburg-Essen - Germany

 Global Indian International School

 University of Connecticut

 Greenfield Community School

 University of Dubai

 Hamline Universtiy Minnesota

 University of Maryland

 Harvard University

 University of North Carolina

 Higher Colleges of Technology

 University of West Virginia

 Hult International Business School

 Wellington International School


Breakfast

Lunch

BWT

Iftiar

 Others

Activity Headcount Heritage Tour

R. Mosque

Apr-11

Mar-11

Feb-11

Jan-11

227

194

218

194

154

-

86

23

127

71

18

73

95

190

212

202

213

204

-

-

25

12

138

148

51

27

9

-

5

22

57

107

156

212

88

14

52

-

-

-

-

9

88

67

29

282

159

26

-

6

21

87

118

27

29

45

152

420

147

-

-

29

337

45

170

4

-

-

-

-

605

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

650

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

55

-

-

-

-

-

94

15

-

21

40

38

115

13

7

11

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

111

280

65

-

-

174

-

250

102

-

414

2,494

2,035

1,111

921

887

777

1,274

2,511

2,899

2,619

2,375

Public

349

375

459

262

282

250

383

249

706

338

353

Private

185

95

75

160

195

14

70

-

118

368

203

4,080

4,332

2,336

2,598

1,527

1,563

2,816

3,971

4,974

4,173

3,921

68

93

60

46

37

49

83

80

41

75

76

TOTAL

May-11

116 -

112

34

-

J. Mosque

Jun-11

58 -

49

325

20

-

TOTAL ACIVITIES DONE

Jul-11

140

188

-

371

CAP

Aug-11

76

87

237

341

Date

Sep-11

226

38

32

-

407

53

-

-

-

2,896

660

110

5,229

94

1,396 22,799 4,666 1,593 41,520 802 55

HEADCOUNT

Oct-11

212

72

Public Private Public Private Public Private Public Private Public Private Public Private Public Private

Nov-11

112

650

277

291 1,141 1,675 605

81

782

224

1,899 671 1,940 950

Dec-11 TOTAL

 Q&A, Dinner, Creek side Tour



SMCCU 2011 YearEnd Report