Middle East Culture

Three Tips for Cross-Cultural Mastery in the UAE

By |2018-10-11T14:54:27+00:00March 28th, 2018|Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Culture, global competency, Intercultural, intercultural competence, Middle East, Middle East Culture|

As we discovered during our January visit, from the dazzling city of Dubai, to the buzzing metropolis of Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates is rapidly climbing the ranks of the global business ladder, and investors worldwide are taking note. According to the Institute of International Finance, FDI into the UAE jumped from 8.9 billion [...]

Global Valentine’s Day Celebrations

By |2018-10-11T14:54:29+00:00February 9th, 2018|Brazil, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Europe, Global Celebrations, Global Traditions, Holiday Season, Intercultural, International Holidays, Legends and Myths, Middle East, Middle East Culture, Muslim Culture and Traditions, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Relationships|

We’re familiar with the classic gift exchange on February 14 between couples in the U.S., but did you know nations worldwide celebrate Valentine’s Day with beloved traditions and unique twists? The following four countries have a unique Valentine Day origins, beliefs, and celebrations. Afghanistan Most regions of the Middle East discourage a celebration that may [...]

Arabic in the 2018 Business World: Three Reasons to Learn Arabic

By |2018-10-11T14:54:31+00:00December 13th, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business Case for Cross-Cultural Training, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Culture, global competency, Global Traditions, International Protocol, International Travel Tips, Language and Culture, Middle East, Middle East Culture, Relationship Building, Travel|

The U.N. Arabic Language Day is celebrated on Dec. 18 every year, the following 3 reasons will not only inform you, but encourage you to consider learning Arabic in 2018.

Eid Al-Fitr: A Time for Celebration

By |2018-10-11T14:54:48+00:00June 20th, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Gulf City, International Holidays, International Protocol, Middle East, Middle East Culture, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Ramadan, Wardrobe|

Although celebrations differ based on culture, the significance of Eid Al-Fitr remains constant across borders. Here are five fascinating festivities that are typically celebrated on Eid Al-Fitr!

From Dawn to Sunset: Honoring the Month of Ramadan

By |2018-10-11T14:54:50+00:00May 30th, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business Etiquette, Cross-Cultural, Dining, Global Celebrations, global competency, International Holidays, Middle East Culture, Muslim Culture and Traditions, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Ramadan|

Ramadan is a month that not only builds spiritual awareness, but is also seen as a happy and special occasion. Understanding how Muslims celebrate this holy month is integral to understanding a key part of the Islamic faith.

Celebrating World Day of Muslim Culture, Peace, Dialogue and Film

By |2018-10-11T14:54:56+00:00March 10th, 2017|Asia, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Cross-Cultural, Global Celebrations, Global Traditions, Gulf City, Middle East, Middle East Culture, Morocco, Muslim Culture and Traditions|

March 11 will mark seven year recognition of World Day of Muslim Culture, Peace, Dialogue and Film created by writer-producer Javaid Mohammed.