Lifestyle & Culture
Dubai's culture is rooted in Islam, providing strength and inspiration that touches all aspects of every-day life.
Courtesy and hospitality are among the most highly prized of virtues in the Arab world, and visitors will be charmed by the warmth and friendliness of the people.
It’s easy to immerse yourself in the culture while staying at the Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers. We recommend a visit to the Dubai Museum, which you can reach easily by metro from the hotel. One of the more spectacular exhibits portrays pearl diving, including sets of pearl merchants’ weights, scales and sieves. Also on display, are artefacts from several excavations in the emirate, recovered from graves that date back to the third millennium BC.
A visit to the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding is also highly recommended. Operating under the banner of “Open Doors, Open Minds” the SMCCU strives to remove barriers between people of different nationalities and raise awareness of the local culture, customs and religion of the United Arab Emirates.