Abu Dhabi Local Customs

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  • Local Customs
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Most Recent Local Customs in Abu Dhabi

  • Greeting someone in Abu Dhabi

    by amna_alshamsi Written Jul 14, 2003

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    Greetings can be protracted affairs as an Arab may enquire after you and your family's health. The polite reply is that all is well, thanks be to God. It is usual to use 'Sayed' (Mr) or 'Sayeda' (Mrs) followed by the first name. The name should always be prefixed with the honorific title when conducting business. The Bedouin custom of offering food and shelter to strangers in the deserts is preserved today by the coffee ceremony. Business often starts with a tiny cup of cardamon-flavoured coffee poured from the traditional metal pot or dallah. To indicate that you have had enough, guests must wiggle the cup from side to side.

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  • Each plant with its own water supply

    by Srechko Written Mar 27, 2005

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    Plants and trees are of high value in Abu Dhabi and each one is well taken care for. Considering the fact that hardly ever rains here, city is decorated with parks and trees.

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