S: Chloe Kennedy- Global Business Etiquette
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FC: Saudi Arabia
1: Why I selected Saudi Arabia. | I selected Saudi Arabia because everything is so different in the Middle East, especially for women.
2: Saudi Arabia is located in the Middle East. It borders Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Yemen and The United Arabian Emirates.
3: The Capital of Saudi Arabia is Riyadh. | Facts and Statistics
5: Facts and Statistics. | -The climate of Saudi Arabia is desert with very hot temperatures. -The population of Saudi Arabia is 25,795,938. -The ethnic makeup of Saudi Arabia is Arab 90 percent and Afro-Asian 10 percent. -The religion of Saudi Arabia is 100 percent Muslim. -Saudi Arabia's government is a monarchy. -The currency is Saudi Arabia is the Riyal.
6: Language, Culture, and Society. | Saudi Arabia | - The official language of Saudi Arabia is Arabic. - All Saudis are practicing Muslims and must pray five times daily. - Family is very important aspect of life to Saudis, and they view nepotism as an acceptable thing.
8: - Generally, Saudi men greet one another by shaking hands, and women usually hug and kiss. -In Saudi Arabia, it is not considered acceptable for men and women to greet one another in public. -Saudis will never open gifts in front of the giver. -Also, giving alcohol as a gift is not acceptable (most Muslims do not partake in drinking. -Modest attire is a must. | Etiquette and Customs
11: Business Etiquette and Protocol | -It is required to have wakeel, or a Saudi sponsor, to come into the country. -It is considered unacceptable to inquire about a Saudis wife. -Saudis are slow to decide on business negotiations. Do not pressure them into a quick decision. -It is imperative the business women be sure their collarbones and knees are covered. Also, suits cannot be form fitting. -Be sure a have your business cards translated into correct Arabic.
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13: Saudi prince gets life in prison for murdering servant. | Saudi Arabia: In the News.