5 Tips On Business Culture in Dubai.

Are you looking for a job in Dubai or maybe you want to open your own business keep watching this video because today I’m
gonna give you some important things about how people are doing business in
Dubai if this is your first time here and you would like to know more
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Dubai is a multicultural city almost 80% of the population are expats so doing
business here is almost like anywhere else but if you live in Dubai you need
to respect the local culture know the traditions and how people are doing
business here so today I’m gonna give you top 5 things you need to know about
the work culture in Dubai let’s start with the language you don’t need to know
Arabic to live and work in Dubai because the most common language among experts
is English but if you know Arabic it will be a great advantage the other
commonly used languages are French Russian and Hindi written correspondence
is in English but Arabic is preferred within some public sector organizations
all official documents and forms are in Arabic but don’t worry most of those
documents have a copy in English as well now let’s move to meetings and
presentations the first thing you should know that the working week in private
sector is from Sunday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and within the public sector is from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. personal relationships are key to doing
business in Dubai so as in other countries it’s important to target the
right people in the contacts who are decision-makers Arab clients like to schedule a
meeting in informal places such as restaurants and it’s important to
schedule a meeting in advance with some extra time allocated in case
it should go on longer it’s also better to establish new business contacts via an
introduction by mutual contact networking events exhibitions there are
so many exhibitions that take place in Dubai and it’s a great opportunity for
companies to meet new potential partners distributors or clients patients in the
most valuable quality you can build throughout your life in Dubai long
meetings is a regular practice here people can check their phones during
discussions join unannounced or simply show up late it can be really
frustrating but you should be patient the customary greeting is al-salam
alaikum to which you need to reply wa alaikum
al-salam and when you attend a meeting the
general introduction should begin with a handshake and you should greet each
person individually when dealing with Emirati people it’s important to know
the etiquette and never shake hands with an opposite gender unless they extend
their hand first and always use your right hand in a meeting
don’t start business conversation straight away start talking about weather
family health wait for the other party to start a business conversation
small talks allow us to find out whether someone is a suitable business partner
and positive and happy attitude is very important in a corporate world so don’t
forget to smile now let me tell you what you should wear Arabic men usually wear
their traditional clothes which is called kandura and muslim
women cover their head and wear traditional black long dress which is
called Abaya when attending a meeting you should dress conservatively despite
the heat men should wear suit and the tie and women should wear formal work
outfit that covers knees and shoulders but as I said Dubai is a
multicultural country and there are many companies especially in the creative
industry that don’t have a formal dress code in their office so you can wear
your casual outfit the next very important thing is to build your network
if you are planning to send only email introductions you will not get very far
the business culture in Dubai is all about personalities people want to know
your in person before they start building any business relationship Dubai
is a networking hub it’s all about networking events so search for them go
there speak to anyone in the room and stay in touch afterwards just put
yourself out there in the right places and connections will come word-of-mouth is
another very strong thing here so if you do a great job and you meet the
right people your client base will grow easily it’s Ramadan time in Dubai now
and there are a few things you need to know about the business etiquette
during this month so if you work with Muslim colleagues you should show even
more respect and patience during this month because your colleagues are
fasting you shouldn’t eat and drink in front of them until they break their
fast the working day is two hours shorter and if you’re Muslim colleague
or partner invites you for iftar you shouldn’t refuse because it’s not polite
and you cannot say something like I’m on a diet
and you should greet your Muslim friends
with Ramadan Kareem so guys that’s it so guys that’s it for today if you have any questions please leave them in the comments below and I will try to answer them if you
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Dubai there and thank you for watching I will see you in the next video bye bye

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24 thoughts on “5 Tips On Business Culture in Dubai.

  1. Hi Oksy, can you do a video about Fashion Jobs in Dubai ? Like what are the best companies to apply for, salaries rang,.. thank you

  2. One of the most underrated YouTube channel.
    It’s great for new comer people for general knowledge about dubai and uae.
    Please make video about trading business with like day to day,lulu etc super shops

  3. I've been watching your videos for awhile and I like your channel, you giving a good information, greeting from Algeria.

  4. hello, what are the chances of getting a job in Dubai on a tourist visa and how much can one spend on a fixed budget in Dubai. thank you

  5. If only folks in my country (usa) were not so caught up in their own world and culturally illiterate, we would make a lot more genuine friendships in this part of the world. Thank you for the wonderful tips dear. Keep up the good work!

  6. బొక్కిసం Bokkesam बोक्किसम ボッキサムకిరణ్కుమార్ Kiran किरण キラン says:

    Thank you very much for the video. Only suggestion is to improve your pronunciation for better understanding.

    Can you please make a video on how to do pricing with clients from Dubai?

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