Expatriate Etiquette

1. Introduction and general knowledge:

  • GCC.
  • UAE
  • UAE historical preview
  • UAE flag map national him.
  • National holidays.
  • General information’s about resources, population
  • Brief about each of the seven emirates
  • Rulers and ruling families.
  • Forms and protocol of address

2. Cultural information:

  • Conservative behavior.
  • Family
  • Social duties
  • Language.
  • National dress
  • Traditions heritage and customs

3. Islam and Islamic calendar

  • Introduction.
  • The holy Quran
  • Prayer
  • Religious festivals and lunar calendar
  • The holy month of Ramadan

4. Cross cultural interaction

  • General behavior
  • Greetings and handshaking
  • Invitation / majlis
  • Hospitality and food ( halal and haram )
  • Clothing
  • Conversation tips
  • Giving and receiving gifts
  • Meeting and connecting with local nationals
  • Tips about daily life ( traffic, accidents, desert safari, sea travel )
  • Do’s and don’ts

5. Business context

  • Body language
  • Punctuality
  • Meeting and agenda
  • Form of addressing
  • Business negotiation how to conclude a deal
  • Business entertainment