In Arab countries, great importance is attached to Islamic traditions.For example, a foreigner can not in the Muslim world to contact with questions or requests for a woman - is considered indecent, and all the contacts and discussions with men.
At a meeting in the Arab countries, men embrace, gently touch each other cheek, pats on the back and shoulders, but such attentions are only possible between their and do not apply to foreigners.If European
greeting short and dry, the Arabian turns into the whole procedure - it is accompanied with questions about health matters.During the conversation, these issues can be repeated.Even if you hurry, you still need to listen to Arab interlocutor, his numerous welfare requirements.
Reasons for the wishes and greetings can be varied: the meeting, the arrival, departure, buy.It is accompanied by an Arab interlocutor frequent calls to Allah, hope in His help in the completion of upcoming cases.In the Arabic environment, it is common courtesy formula.
greeting etiquette is quite diverse in the Arab countries.If the outside of the home owner and his guests can restrict hands, then at a meeting at home, for example, in Saudi Arabia, first say "salaam alaikum", then shake hands, and then at the same time say "kef Halak", then the master puts the guest left hand on the right shoulderand kisses on both cheeks.
Punctuality is mandatory for guests, but the owners do not always follow it, so do not be nervous, if your partner is late.About business meetings are usually negotiated in advance.During Ramadan (the ninth month of the lunar calendar) operation stops at noon.
«cultural distance" between Arabs conversation is usually shorter than it is accepted by the Europeans.Conversations are almost touching each other, indicating that mutual trust.
When you first met your Arab interlocutor expresses your kindness and courtesy.This is not a sham, and a tribute to tradition: the Arabs dominated the view that only such behavior worthy of a Muslim.Follow the conversation can flow less smoothly.Arab interlocutors avoided certainty, clear answers "yes" or "no."Instead, follow the hazy turnovers like "Inshallah" ( "If Allah wills").
Arab understanding etiquette prohibits resort to straightforward answers to be definitive.Arabs during a conversation avoid nervousness, haste, and always strive to preserve the dignity and his own, and his interlocutor.It is considered necessary to keep the possibility for future contacts.The cancellation is accompanied by reservations, praise in favor of the proposal under discussion.Arab entrepreneurs express denial of the most relaxed, a veiled form.
Islamic morality carries the prestigious trade, revered occupation.Medieval thinkers regarded trade as a form of art, success in commercial undertakings was considered a sign of the deep mind.
Being a guest and examining the house in which you are invited to be careful in expressing his admiration for the paintings, carpets, cufflinks, or other things the home owner.Their you can present a gift and will expect you to reciprocate (not lesser value).
However, never do not try to give a Muslim alcohol bottle (even the most expensive), the product of pigskin or paintings of men, women, naked or dressed.Muslims in general and Arabs in particular, not only do not eat pork, but also believe defiles any touch to this animal.Take and pass the food to be just the right hand.Giving food from the left hand is regarded as an insult.