Um Yousef Home Visit: Pictures fail to capture the warm nostalgia that Um Yousef’s home exudes. Her intimate private museum is a vehicle that transports one back in time as she elaborates on the history and cherished memories that each of the artifacts carries. After guiding us through her bridal room, we retreat to her majlis, where we indulge in a home cooked meal. As the sun sets, we gather under the traditional outdoors tent to share more of our personal stories and discuss the importance of archiving these memories.
Within 48 hours of registration, you will receive a Google calendar invite. If you have indicated your interest in joining a WhatsApp group chat, you will be added to facilitate the communication for this experience.
Emirati Household Étiquettes
The dress code in the UAE is based on respect for the local culture and religion. Given that we will be visiting a private home in an Emirati neighborhood, we kindly request that you dress modestly. Guests are expected to cover shoulders, knees, chests, and backs. Clothing should not indecently expose parts of the body, appear transparent, or display offensive pictures, slogans, or obscene language that may inflict religious or cultural offence. Additionally, the main room is air-conditioned and could become cold. Hence, it is advisable to have a sweater, shawl, or scarf on hand in case you need it.
- Transportation to the location
Things to know
What to bring
- A sweater, shawl, or scarf
- Cash to buy souvenirs
- A big smile and a curious spirit!
- Participants’ temperature will be checked by thermometers.
- Face masks are required.
- Keep a safe physical distance between you and others.
- Use a sanitizer frequently.