Middle East

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.

World Tourism Day: Making the Most of International Experiences

By |2018-10-11T14:54:42+00:00September 27th, 2017|Africa, Asia, Austin, Australia, Brazil, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Canada, Central America, China, Cross-Cultural, Cuba, Culture, Czech Republic, Europe, Finland, France, Germany, global competency, Gracious Living, Gulf City, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Middle East, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Philippines, South America, South Korea, Thailand, Travel, Travel Etiquette, Traveling Etiquette, United States, US Observances|

With so many destinations offering diverse cultural experiences, there’s no one-size-fits-all formula for making the most of international trips. Nevertheless, ensuring that you travel with an open mind and a desire to grow is the most important part of any itinerary. In honor of World Tourism Day on September 27, enjoy these four tips to maximize your cultural immersion and create lifelong memories.

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!

5 Daydream Worth Spots: Celebrating National Tourism Week

By |2018-10-11T14:54:51+00:00May 2nd, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Asia, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Europe, France, Gracious Living, Lifestyle, Middle East, Observances - Monthly & Daily, US Observances|

In honor of National Tourism Week, May 7-13, we share travel tips for the 5 most visited destinations in 2016.

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.

Dubai: 3 Cross Cultural Tips for Business Success

By |2018-10-11T14:54:57+00:00February 14th, 2017|Asia, Business Etiquette, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Gulf City, International Protocol, Middle East|

Immersing yourself in diversity is a large part of what makes Dubai phenomenal; however, this aspect makes it challenging to comprehend the native, local Emirati cultural norms and pragmatics.