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  • WELCOME
    Group Project:
    International Business Communication
    CSUN English 205OL Spring 2010
  • The A-Team
    Team Members
  • Country
  • Map of UAE
  • Map of UAE
  • 7 emirates united by geography which differ culturally and economically
    What is the UAE?
  • Total Population of UAE 4,320,000
    Population
    • Dubai and Abu Dhabi are the two focal metropolitan regions for the country.
    • Evolved drastically over last 15 years, have become very secular compared to other five emirates.
    Dubai & Abu Dhabi
  • The Palm is the world’s largest man-made islands
    • The Palm Jumeirah
    • The Palm Jebel Ali
    • The Palm Deira
    • Leisure, residential and tourism
    • Over 60 luxury hotels, 5,000 residential beachside villas, 5,000 apartments, marinas and theme parks
    Dubai – The Palm
  • The World consists of over 300 man made islands that are designed to represent the world map
    • Located 4 km offshore from Dubai
    • 9 km (width) by 7 km (length)
    • Visible from space
    Dubai – The World
  • Languages
  • South Asians accounted for 50% of the total population at last estimate. Emirates constituted 19%, while other Arabs and Iranians made up 23%. Other expatriates, including Westerners and East Asians, totaled 8%. Jordanians, Palestinians, Egyptians, Iraqis, and Bahrainis are employed throughout the bureaucracy, including the educational system.
    Ethnic Groups
  • The United Arab Emirates dirham ( UD ), introduced as the currency in May 1973, is divided into 100 fils. There are coins of 1, 5, 10, 25, and 50 fils and 1 and 5 dirham and notes of 5, 10, 50, 100, 200, 500, and 1,000 dirhams.
    UD 1 = $0.27337 (or $1 = UD 3.658)
    Monetary Unit
    • Alcohol legalization in the country has taken place, but must be consumed in private licensed areas only such as clubs, bars and hotels
    • Being caught drinking outside these areas will result in fines, prison sentences and deportation depending on severity and/or frequency.
    Alcohol
  • The Significance of Ramadan
    • Month in which the Qur’an (the holy book of Islam) was revealed.
    • Special month of: Fasting, Repentance, Increased prayer, Increased charity.
    • Ends with the festival of Eid-ul-Fitr: Day of celebration and gratitude.
    Ramadan
  • Westerner must be aware of severe consequences of disrespecting principles of holy month of Ramadan
    9th month of Islamic calendar, August
    • No eating from dusk till dawn
    • No Sex
    • No Lies
    • No Sinning
    • Not doing anything in excess
    Ramadan
    • In any form of greeting and upon entering a room it is absolutely crucial for one to say “Al Salamu Alaikum” (meaning “Peace Be Upon You”) to show respect.
    • Between people of the same gender, kissing on the cheek or nose is a greeting that exemplifies respect or affection.
    • Holding hands or linking arms is a sign of a close bond among people of the same gender.
    Greetings Between People
  • In public places, people are expected to conform with UAE culture and tradition.
    Social Etiquette
    Disregarding the law can be punishable by deportation or prison sentences.
    • When dining with someone socially or in business terms, it is considered unorthodox to split the bill.
    • As the left hand is considered unclean, always use your right hand for eating, drinking and shaking hands.
    • Unless you are a woman, avoid casual conversation with female Emirati Nationals; the same goes for shaking hands unless she extends hers first.
    Social Etiquette
    • Businessmen may dress formally in suits, yet when temperatures rise to 110 degrees Fahrenheit some may choose to wear a Kandora which is a light, loose-fitting robe reaching to the ankles.
    Clothing
    • Business women may wear suits, dresses, or sleeved blouses with skirts. To avoid wearing anything too revealing, women wear long sleeves and skirts to exemplify respect toward the Muslim culture.
  • Although Arabic is the country’s native language, English is the most widely spoken language by the majority of the people and is even used on traffic signs
    Approx 20% of the population are UAE nationals.
    Influences from all over the world have reshaped the UAE culture making it possible for new businesses and industries to develop today.
    Diversity
  • The large nightlife industry of Dubai gives businessmen an idea of where the country is heading in the future (all alcohol beverages contain a 30% additional tax).
    Since UAE has become so diverse, the country’s culture and religious roots are expected to become completely wiped out within 50 years or so.
    Diversity
  • Thank you
    The End