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CultureShock! Saudi Arabia : a survival guide to customs and etiquette

Author: Peter North; Harvey Tripp
Publisher: Tarrytown, N.Y. : Marshall Cavendish Editions, 2009.
Series: Culture shock!
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A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette in Saudi Arabia

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Life skills guides
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
North, Peter, 1943-
Culture shock! Saudi Arabia.
Tarrytown, N.Y. : Marshall Cavendish Editions, 2009
(OCoLC)316825413
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter North; Harvey Tripp
ISBN: 9789812619983 9812619984
OCLC Number: 621263731
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 270 pages) : illustrations (some color), color map.
Contents: Foreword Acknowledgements Map of Saudi Arabia Chapter 1 First impressions --
Getting there --
Chapter 2 Land and history of Saudi Arabia --
The Beginnings --
The Lie of the land --
Trading with the world --
The Al Sauds --
Saudi Arabia : the early days --
The Origin of Isalm --
The Spread of Islam --
Today's Islam --
Pan-Arab brotherhood : in formation or disarray? --
Sunnis and Shi'ites --
Saudi Arabia and Israel --
Oil and the economy --
The Government of the present day --
Chapter 3 Who are the Saudis? --
From Bedouinism to opulence --
The Population explosion --
Family values --
Names and labels --
Interaction between the sexes --
Saudi women --
Women and religion --
Acquiring an identity --
Women in the workforce --
Qur'an and the law --
Swapping cultures --
Saudi Arabia's Bedouins --
Education --
Chapter 4 Getting to know the Saudis --
The Cultural divide --
The Worker bees --
The Pecking order --
Long term immigrants --
Separate societies --
Expatriate women --
Male bonding --
Dress code for Saudi men --
Dress code for Saudi women. Dress code for aliens : men --
Dress code for aliens : women --
Religious freedoms --
Weddings and funerals --
Falling foul of the law --
Security and safety --
The Ultimate penalty --
Paying blood money --
Security of Saudi Arabia : the country --
Chapter 5 Setting in --
Expectations --
Visas and documentation --
Pre-arrival checks --
Accommodation --
Facilities for the handicapped --
Money and banking --
Appliances --
Help around the home --
Travel by car --
Taxis --
Postal --
Television --
Shopping --
Chapter 6 Food and entertaining --
Traditional fare --
Restaurants --
Domestic hospitality --
Entertaining, Bedouin style --
Coffee shops --
Alcohol --
Chapter 7 Sights and sounds of Saudi Arabia --
Surviving the climate --
What day is it? --
Public holidays --
Architecture --
Museums --
Literary and visual arts --
Finding your way around --
The Saudi Arabian countryside --
Hotels --
Travel by train --
Travel by air --
The Number one attraction --
Touring outside the kingdom --
Taking pictures --
Entertainment and leisure --
Saudis and sport --
Guest workers and sports. Chapter 8 Learning Arabic --
Speaking Arabic --
Reading Arabic --
Writing Arabic --
Arabic as spoken by Arabs --
Learning Arabic --
Common Arabic expressions --
Saudi's second language --
Body language --
Chapter 9 Working and doing business in Saudi Arabia --
Economic development and the labour force --
Why can't the Saudis run their own country? --
Will you be replaced by a Saudi? --
Perpetual trainees --
Inshallah : philosophy or crutch? --
Religion in the workplace --
Employment contracts --
Commercial law --
Income tax --
Negative comment --
Getting on with the boss --
Who's in business --
Corruption --
Further information on business contacts --
The Bureaucracy --
Chapter 10 Saudi Arabia at a glance --
Famous people of Saudi Arabia --
Culture quiz --
Dos and don'ts --
Glossary Resource guide Further reading --
About the authors --
Index.
Series Title: Culture shock!
Other Titles: Culture shock!
Saudi Arabia
Cultureshock! a survival guide to customs and etiquette :
Responsibility: Peter North, Harvey Tripp.

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