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  1. 1. UAE - United Arab Emirates <ul><li>T-10 Group 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Neetika Panwar </li></ul><ul><li>Rohan Gadkari </li></ul><ul><li>Mrinalini Menon </li></ul><ul><li>Sonali S. Sahoo </li></ul><ul><li>Prateek Jaiswal </li></ul><ul><li>Gurtej Singh </li></ul><ul><li>Anubhuti Verma </li></ul><ul><li>Amitava Bhattacharya </li></ul><ul><li>Achala Sharma </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>The United Arab Emirates is a constitutional federation of seven emirates : </li></ul><ul><li>Abu Dhabi </li></ul><ul><li>Dubai </li></ul><ul><li>Sharjah </li></ul><ul><li>Ajman </li></ul><ul><li>Umm al-Qaiwain </li></ul><ul><li>Ras al-Khaimah </li></ul><ul><li>Fujairah </li></ul>Introduction
  3. 3. Total area : 83,600 sq km along the south-eastern tip of the Arabian Peninsula Capital : Abu Dhabi, also center for political cultural & industrial activities. Official Religion : Islam Official Language : Arabic Oil Rich Country Fridays and Saturdays weekends. About UAE
  4. 4. Food @ UAE
  5. 5. <ul><li>Staple food :Fish, rice, bread, dates, yogurt, homegrown vegetables, and meat from sheep, goats, and camels </li></ul><ul><li>Breakfast :Bread & Sandwiches or snacks . Local seafood such as grouper, mackerel are usually charcoal grilled. </li></ul><ul><li>Lunch : main family meal and is eaten at home at around two o'clock. consists of fish, rice, meat, and a vegetable dish. </li></ul>Foods and Drinks @ UAE
  6. 6. <ul><li>Dinner :plenty of appetizers are all placed on the table at the same time. There are usually plenty of flat breads and plenty of olives. This leads to a more leisurely, less structured way of eating the meal. </li></ul><ul><li>Meat & Alcohol: Muslims are prohibited from eating pork so it is not included in Arab menus. There are strict Muslim taboos against alcohol and meat must be slaughtered according to the Islamic halal method. </li></ul><ul><li>Desserts - dates, pastries filled with honey and nuts, rich bread & milk puddings, served with rose water and pistachios & sweet cheesecakes. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Hummus -chick pea dip Falafel - cutlet made of chick pea & spices Shawarmas -wrap with lamb/chicken Al Machboos -rice,onions & meat seasoned with lemon Umm Ali -bread pudding Traditional Dishes @ UAE
  8. 8. <ul><li>Meals typically served in two courses . </li></ul><ul><li>It improper to eat with the left hand . To offer someone something with the left hand is very rude. </li></ul><ul><li>There are no specific rules for utensils , but it is polite to use both a knife and fork for the main course. </li></ul><ul><li>When finished, leave cutlery facing upward in the middle of your plate. </li></ul><ul><li>They feel honored when receiving guests and socializing with friends and relatives </li></ul><ul><li>Guests are welcomed with coffee and fresh dates. </li></ul>Dining Etiquettes @ UAE
  9. 9. Culture @ UAE
  10. 10. <ul><li>Islam is the official state religion. </li></ul><ul><li>Government follows policy of tolerance towards other religions, however it is illegal to spread the ideas of any other religion except Islam. </li></ul><ul><li>31 churches and 1 Hindu temple. </li></ul><ul><li>76% Muslims, 9% Christians, other15% constitute Hindus and Buddhists. </li></ul><ul><li>85% Sunnis and 15% Shias. </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>Religion
  11. 11. Mosques @ UAE
  12. 12. <ul><li>UAE has comparatively secular and liberal laws. </li></ul><ul><li>Sharia or Islamic law is applied to family, religious and certain aspects of criminal cases. </li></ul><ul><li>Women can drive in the UAE and there is a strong emphasis on equality and human rights. </li></ul><ul><li>Laws of UAE tolerate alcohol to a certain extent, public bars and nightclubs operate mainly in hotels and clubs. </li></ul>Law @ UAE
  13. 13. <ul><li>Most Emirati males prefer to wear a kandura , an ankle-length white shirt woven from wool or cotton </li></ul><ul><li>Emirati women wear an abaya, a black over-garment covering most parts of the body. </li></ul><ul><li>A variety of head scarf is very popular among females and taqiyah(cap), turban for males. </li></ul><ul><li>This attire is particularly well-suited for the UAE's hot and dry climate </li></ul>Dressing @ UAE
  14. 15. <ul><li>Dressing etiquette is an important aspect of UAE to which visitors are expected to conform. </li></ul><ul><li>Clothing especially head coverings. wears a niqab, a variety of headscarves are popular throughout the Middle East </li></ul><ul><li>Claim a more modest amount of personal space than that which is usual elsewhere. </li></ul><ul><li>UAE has maintained a strict policy of protecting highly public spaces from cultural insensitivity </li></ul>Dressing Etiquettes @ UAE
  15. 17. <ul><li>Ramadan: Ramadan is the month of fasting </li></ul><ul><li>Eid Al Fitr: Depicts the end of holy month of Ramadan and is celebrated over three days </li></ul><ul><li>Eid Al Adha: Festival of sacrifice for Muslims and marks the end of Haj </li></ul><ul><li>National Day Festival: December 2 is celebrated as the National Independence Day </li></ul>Festivals @ UAE
  16. 18. National Day Festival
  17. 19. <ul><li>National Basant Kite Festival </li></ul><ul><li>Dubai Shopping Festival: A month long annual event is the time for shopping, entertainment, and cultural extravaganza. </li></ul><ul><li>Dubai Horse Racing World Cup: I nternational richest and biggest competition held at the Nad Al Sheba. </li></ul><ul><li>Dubai Desert Rock Festival: Celebration of different styles of rock and metal music in the world on one stage in Dubai. </li></ul><ul><li>Dubai Desert Classic: An annual PGA Golf Tournament held at the prestigious Emirates Golf Course. </li></ul>Cultural Events @ UAE
  18. 20. National Kite Festival
  19. 21. UAE Shopping Festival
  20. 22. UAE Horse Racing World Cup
  21. 23. UAE Rock Festival
  22. 24. Creek Golf Club
  23. 25. <ul><li>Working Days : Saturday – Wednesday </li></ul><ul><li>Official Off – Thursday and Friday </li></ul><ul><li>Office hours -0900-1300 and1630-2000 </li></ul><ul><li>Relaxed attitude towards time </li></ul><ul><li>Comparatively Modern </li></ul>Working Practices @ UAE
  24. 26. <ul><li>Strong vertical hierarchy </li></ul><ul><li>Determining factors of status - Age, money and family connections </li></ul><ul><li>Titles :Shaikh(chief), Mohandas (engineer) and Ustadh (professor) </li></ul><ul><li>Handshake – Based on Seniority </li></ul>Structure and hierarchy in Emirati companies
  25. 27. <ul><li>Working relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Business in person </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Connections required for Business </li></ul><ul><li>Family and friends come before anything else </li></ul><ul><li>Business practices </li></ul><ul><li>Customary greeting is “As-salam alaikum,” (peace be upon you) </li></ul><ul><li>Reply “Wa alaikum as-salam,” (and upon you be peace) </li></ul><ul><li>Initial business meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Business cards </li></ul><ul><li>Emirati Business Etiquette </li></ul>DO'S DON’T <ul><li>Use appropriate titles </li></ul><ul><li>followed by first name </li></ul><ul><li>Dress conservatively </li></ul><ul><li>Accept an invitation to a </li></ul><ul><li>meal or social event </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule business meetings during prayer times or </li></ul><ul><li>any of the major Islamic holidays </li></ul><ul><li>Assume that the person who asks the most questions </li></ul><ul><li>in meetings holds the most Responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>DON’T ask about a person’s wife or daughters </li></ul>
  26. 28. <ul><li>National Sport – Football </li></ul><ul><li>UAE Football Association – 1971 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Achievements </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cricket </li></ul><ul><li>F1 </li></ul><ul><li>Camel racing, falconry, endurance riding, tennis </li></ul>Sports @ UAE
  27. 29. <ul><li>Sharjah – 17 Museums </li></ul><ul><li>Abu Dhabi cultural foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Culture district on 'Saadiyat Island' </li></ul><ul><li>Developments </li></ul>Museums and Art Galleries @ UAE
  28. 30. <ul><li>Desert Safari </li></ul><ul><li>Jumeirah Beach </li></ul><ul><li>Burj Al Arab 7 Star Hotel </li></ul><ul><li>Ski Resort </li></ul><ul><li>Wild Wadi Water park </li></ul><ul><li>Dubai Gold Market </li></ul>Tourist Attraction @ UAE
  29. 31. Desert Safari <ul><li>4 Wheel Drive or Camel Ride. </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional Music. </li></ul><ul><li>Delicious Barbecue. </li></ul><ul><li>Belly dancing. </li></ul>
  30. 32. Jumeirah Beach <ul><li>Beach Activities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scuba Diving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jet skiing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fishing & Many More................ </li></ul></ul>
  31. 33. Burj Al Arab 7 Star Hotel
  32. 34. Ski Resort <ul><li>Largest Artificial Ski Resort. </li></ul><ul><li>Longest run 400 meters. </li></ul><ul><li>Indoor Snow Park (Area 3000sq mtr). </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity: 15000 visitors at a time. </li></ul>
  33. 35. <ul><li>Best time to visit Dubai. </li></ul><ul><li>Nov-April </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid Ramzan. </li></ul><ul><li>Food are not publicly available </li></ul><ul><li>Best way to Travel Around </li></ul><ul><li>Renting a car or Shuttle service </li></ul><ul><li>Accommodation Options </li></ul><ul><li>Cheap but good quality 3star hotels </li></ul><ul><li>Renting an apartment is also cheapest option </li></ul>A Long Drive in UAE

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