Culture of Saudi Arabia

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Culture of Saudi Arabia

  1. 1. SAUDI ARABIA AND ITS CULTURE
  2. 2. 1 WHY SAUDI ARABIA ? 25% OF WORLD OIL IS PRODUCED IN SAUDI ARABIA MEMBER OF OPEC
  3. 3. 2 INDIA & SAUDI ARABIA BASMATI RICE GARMENTS TEXTILE MACHINERY CRUDE OIL GOLD METAL SCRAP LEATHER INDIA EXPORTS TO SAUDI ARABIA SAUDI ARABIA EXPORTS TO INDIA JOINT VENTURES IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS,HEALTH SERVICES, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
  4. 4. 3 CULTURE OF SAUDI ARABIA COFFEE SHOPS HOLY MECCA ABAYA/ BURQA THOBE AL-ARDHA / SWORD DANCE CAMEL RACE
  5. 5. 4.1 APPERANCE –MEN BUSINESS MEETINGS BUSINESS MEETINGS SAUDI SHOPPING MALL SAUDI SHOPPING MALL SAUDI MEN
  6. 6. 4.2 APPERANCE –WOMEN SAUDI WOMEN WEAR ABAYA IN PUBLIC FOREIGN WOMEN NEED TO CARRY HIJAB/HEADSCARF TO AVOID HARRASMENT & SHOULD TRY TO FULLY COVER THEIR BODY EXCEPT FOR FEET, EYES AND HANDS EVERYTHING SHOULD BE COVERED
  7. 7. 5.1 BEHAVIOUR DRINKING OF ALCOHOL IS STRICTLY FORBIDEN IN ANY RESTAURANT PORK CONSUMPTION IS ALSO STRICTLY NOT ALLOWED IN ANY RESTAURANT
  8. 8. 5.2 BEHAVIOUR SAUDI PEOPLE PRAY 5 TIMES A DAY FACING MECCA SAUDI MEN WALK WITH OTHER MEN HAND IN HAND AND IT IS CONSIDERED SIGN OF FRIENDSHIP
  9. 9. 5.3 BEHAVIOUR PHOTOGRAPHY IS BANNED EVERYWHERE IN SAUDI ARABIA. SAUDI ARE VERY PARTICULAR ABOUT PRIVACY SAUDI WOMEN CANT DRIVE ON THEIR OWN . IT’S A CRIME
  10. 10. 5.4 BEHAVIOUR PUBLIC BEHEADINGS ARE VERY COMMON IN SAUDI ARABIA . EVEN FOREIGNERS ARE NOT SPARED DEERA SQAURE OR FAMOUSLY KNOWN AS CHOP CHOP SQAURE IN RIYADH IS PLACE FOR PUNISHMENT IN FRONT OF PUBLIC MUTTAWA IS THE MORAL POLICE OF SAUDI ARABIA
  11. 11. 6 BUSINESS ETIQUETTES <ul><li>THINGS TO REMEMBER WHEN GOING FOR MEETING IN SAUDI ARABIA FOR FIRST TIME :- </li></ul><ul><li>ENCOUNTER LOT OF UNKNOWN PEOPLE IN MEETING ROOM </li></ul><ul><li>GREET ELDERLY PEOPLE FIRST BY SAYING SALAAM ALAYKUM </li></ul><ul><li>MEETING WILL BE AT SLOW PACE </li></ul><ul><li>MEETING CAN BE INTRUPTED SEVERAL TIMES BECAUSE OF PRAYER </li></ul><ul><li>SAUDI PEOPLE LIKE BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS BEFORE DOING BUSINESS </li></ul><ul><li>DON’T BRING ALCOHOL, PORK, PERFUMES WITH ALCOHOL AS GIFTS </li></ul><ul><li>GIFTS WILL BE UN-PACKED IN FRONT OF YOU </li></ul><ul><li>DON’T ASK ABOUT THE HEALTH OF WIFE OR DAUGHTER </li></ul><ul><li>DON’T TALK ABOUT ISRAEL AND WOMEN . SPORTS IS AN APPROPRIATE TOPIC </li></ul><ul><li>DON’T SCHEDULE MEETING FOR THURSDAY OR FRIDAY . WORKING DAYS ARE FROM SATURDAY TO WEDNESDAY </li></ul>
  12. 12. 7 DINING ETIQUETTES <ul><li>REMEMBER FOLLOWING THINGS WHILE GOING FOR DINING IN SAUDI ARABIA:- </li></ul><ul><li>YOU MAY BE CALLED TO DINE AT A SAUDI HOME OR RESTAURANT </li></ul><ul><li>RESTAURANT WILL HAVE SEPARATE ROOMS FOR FAMILY AND SINGLE MEN </li></ul><ul><li>ALWAYS EAT AND PASS FOOD WITH RIGHT HAND </li></ul><ul><li>LEFT HAND IS CONSIDERED DIRTY </li></ul><ul><li>BE PREPARED FOR MASSIVE AMOUNT OF FOOD </li></ul><ul><li>FOOD IS EATEN WITH HANDS </li></ul>
  13. 13. شكرا لكم على الاستماع (THANK YOU FOR LISTENING ) COMPLETED BY:- AVNI JAIN ROHIT BAHRI NEHA KHURANA

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