How to sit and lie
If you find yourself in a maneaba(village meeting house) or any communal gathering with locals, you will almost certainly be sitting on the floor for a long time, which can get a bit uncomfortable. You must remember the following: when eating or talking, you will be seated in a circle, so make sure you are always facing the inner circle. To face away from the rest of the group is considered rude. Also, sit with your feet either underneath you or tucked to the side, or with your legs crossed. Sitting with your feet pointing towards a person can be interpreted as a challenger. After the meal or meeting, you will be allowed to lie down, but if you do so, make sure your head is pointing towards the group, as it is considered rude to do otherwise.