The Sheikh Mohmmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Center for Cultural Understanding is a non-profit organization that was established in 1998 under the motto of “Open Doors. Open Minds.” The Centre works to share the culture of the UAE with an open conversation on the past, current, and future of the culture with Emirati presenters. We welcome international guests everyday and rely on Emirati talents to share their culture authentically as employees, interns, or volunteers. We have had more than 200 Emirati volunteers and staff who participated in our cultural sessions. We believe that our programs empower Emiratis national identity by providing chances to learn more about their culture and giving them a platform to share their traditions and their stories.