Find out how to manage effectively in the UAE.
The sun has just risen, turning the desert sky a brilliant red. As you open the window, you hear the beautiful, atmospheric Muslim call to prayer begin. It's so arresting that you can't help but listen.
Another day is dawning in the United Arab Emirates, or UAE.
The UAE is a country that many Westerners find exotic, alluring, and perplexing, all at the same time. Religious practices play a major role in business and relationships; and navigating the balance between old and new is essential for success in this ancient – yet up-and-coming – culture.
In this article, we'll look at the strategies and etiquette that you need to know to manage a team successfully in the UAE.
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Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Washington DC (2009) Business & Trade: General Information and Cultural Norms. Available here. [Accessed 19 June 2012].