About the Arab Culturalist (Arabic)

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Let’s focus on the beauty of our differences

We will always have disagreements, but we can all agree to disagree without including violence against each other or insult. I have enjoyed an extensive career divulging various aspects of the rich and diverse Emirati culture to thousands of visitors to the UAE.

‘Dubai Week in China’ records 15,000 visitors – Khaleej Times

Emirate has thriving 200,000 Chinese community. Visitors had the chance to ask questions on Arabic culture in a series of open discussions held by Nasif Kayed raising awareness of the local culture, customs and religion of the UAE.

Cultural Connections in Dubai

The day after terror struck Paris, I left for a MegaFam in Dubai. An agent seated next to me on the flight expressed bafflement over packing and expectations. We contemplated if the events in Paris would impact our journey to the Middle East.

Emiratis debate issue of travelling in abayas and kandouras after man’s arrest in the US

It is the national dress that Emiratis say they are proud to wear. But some say they are thinking twice about travelling abroad in their kandoura or abaya, saying it is not worth drawing attention to themselves. The issue came to light after the mistaken arrest of UAE businessman Ahmed Al Menhali in the US state of Ohio last week.

General Studies Faculty Hosts Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding Director – HCT News

“Open Doors, Open Minds” was the title of a presentation recently given by Nasif Kayed, Director of the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding (MCCU), to the General Studies students at the HCT-Sharjah Colleges. Mr Kayed spoke passionately about his dedication to breaking down stereotypes and inter-cultural misunderstandings.

A shared heritage

A: Very important. In times gone by Chinese people knew who we were as Arabs, as Emiratis and as Muslims. Today the younger generation is more influenced by the Western media and Hollywood. So this is a great opportunity for us to say, ‘Come and see us and let’s have the opportunity to talk.’

Destination: Dubai – Wonderland in the desert! – June 1, 2013 | Travel Bags With Annita

Listen to the show and our guest Nasif Kayed, General Manager of the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding. Click to listen to the four great show segments separately. Dubai – Segment one Dubai – Segment two Dubai – Segment three Dubai- Segment four Destination: Dubai Wonderland on the Gulf June 1, 2013 on …

Dubai Tourism Guide 2017

Discover All That’s Possible with the Expert Nasif Kayed

Falcons on a plane: First class treatment for birds of prey

Maybe they’ll snore, or encroach on your personal space, or perhaps it’ll be a screaming baby. Passengers flying on Qatar, Emirates, Etihad or Royal Jordanian Airlines, however, have a unique type of neighbor to worry about — the pet falcon.

Joint Initiative between The Arab Culturalist, Al Wadi Holding and Dubai Solo (Riders) to promote UAE culture across Europe

Inspired by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum EXPO 2020 theme, Connecting Minds and Creating a Future, Dubai Solo, a team of well-educated and professional riders crossed 6 countries in Europe using their motorbikes to convey the UAE’s values of tolerance, acceptance and peaceful coexistence in a modern UAE whose vision is to connect with all mankind despite race, color and religion. Dubai Solo

‘More care needed for privacy on the web’, Dubai conference hears | The National

DUBAI // Residents should work as hard to protect their privacy online as they do offline, a conference heard on Monday. As nearly everyone in the UAE has internet access, greater caution is necessary, according to Nasif Kayed, director at the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding.

Money & Me: Centre’s non-profit mission inspires sacrifice | The National

Nasif Kayed is the general manager of the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU), a non-profit organisation that brings together people from different backgrounds, cultures and religions to broaden their horizons. What was money like growing up? I was born in Kuwait. We had barely any money growing up.

Too nervous to talk with Emiratis? Visit Al Fahidi – Khaleej Times

You can break the ice with citizens at Shaikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding.

Big Daddy – Khaleej Times

Fathers of the 21st century have a lot more to worry about when it comes to their kids, perhaps much more so than their dads before them. But don’t take our word for it, hear it from the dads themselves – and Happy Father’s Day!

A Moment With Nasif Kayed, Managing Director at SMCCU – Teach UAE Magazine

In late January 2015, a tour of the Old Dubai area brought the Teach UAE Magazine team to the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Center for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU). We were fortunate to meet the inimitable and personable Nasif Kayed, who hosted a fantastic brunch during which he animatedly regaled us with rich cultural anecdotes.

BBA students visited Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, Dubai – S P Jain School of Global Management

Date: 31st August 2014 S P Jain BBA Jaguars were in for a complete surprise when they found themselves in an Arabian courtyard amidst a majlis and authentic Emirati cuisine. That was how; S P Jain Dubai campus welcomed the new BBA cohort in Dubai.