Expat Life In Saudi Arabia – part 2

Expat in Saudi Arabia

https://crossculture2go.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/saudi-arabia-expat-life-part-2-1.m4v In a typical Saudi Arabian neighborhood, people tend to be very private about their home life. Sharing food is the best way to get in contact with your neighbors.  You could bring a cake over, which might be big step, but they will receive it very well. Once they get to know you they […]

Expat Life In Saudi Arabia – part 1

Expat life in Saudi Arabia

https://crossculture2go.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/saudi-arabia-expat-life-part-1-1.m4v About a quarter of the people living in Saudi Arabia are expats, earning high salaries and benefiting from first-class accommodation, health care, shopping facilities and services. Before the introduction of a 5% VAT, Saudi Arabia used to be a tax haven. However, there’s still no income tax and no property tax. Expats in Saudi […]

Presentations and Negotiations in Saudi Arabia

Presentations and negotiations in Saudi Arabia

https://crossculture2go.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/saudi-arabia-meetings-presentations-and-negotiation-1.m4v It is quite likely that meetings in Saudi Arabia will not match your expectations. First of all, your Saudi Arab business partners have a casual concept of time. If they don’t show up on time in the conference room, it’s not a sign of disinterest or disrespect. Even short-term cancellations are normal. Time is […]

Business Relationships In Saudi Arabia

Business Relationships In Saudi Arabia

https://crossculture2go.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/saudi-arabia-building-and-maintaining-relationships-1.m4v Establishing new business contacts in Saudi Arabia means that one wants to be accepted in a community. Saudi Arabs put great emphasis on a personal connection. They want to feel that they can trust you.  And because of this, they have to know you well. Vitamin W – Wasta This kind of personal relationship […]

First Business Meeting In Saudi Arabia

First Business Meeting In Saudi Arabia

https://crossculture2go.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/saudi-arabia-first-business-meeting-1.m4v Saudi Arabia is based on a social system marked by a sense of community and tradition. In the centre stands the family. All values that play an important role in social life are decisive in the business world as well. Generosity, reciprocal caretaking, and respect are therefore characteristics that you definitely should display in […]

Saudi Arabia – Basics

Saudi Arabia - Basics

https://crossculture2go.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/saudi-arabia-basics-1.m4v The monarchy Saudi Arabia is stretching over more than 2 million km². There are vast deserts, breathtaking beaches on the Red Sea, and beautiful mountain areas. Saudi Arabia boasts of a great cultural heritage and the most sacred mosques. The 33 million Saudi Arabs are composed mainly of various ethnic groups who are native […]

Working Style In Saudi Arabia

Working Style and business meals n Saudi Arabia

https://crossculture2go.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/saudi-arabia-working-style-and-business-meals-1.m4v You may find that your Saudi Arabian colleagues or business partners are not as organized as you would expect them to be from your perspective. In general, Saudi Arabs are multi-active. This means that they are often doing several things at once instead of one thing after another. They also don’t plan ahead step […]