Intercultural training United Arab Emirates (UAE)

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The Intercultural Training United Arab Emirates offers a wide range of information and recommendations which will enable you to communicate with business partners from the United Arab Emirates more effectively.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a group of seven emirates located at the Southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula with Arabic being the official language and the Islam as its official religion. Four fifths of the UAE is desert, but with a contrasting and diverse landscape. The UAE ranks among the oil-richest countries in the world. Within the seven emirates, Abu Dhabi is the largest oil and natural gas producer. Due to its oil resources, the UAE are the most developed national economy in the Middle East and rank among the richest countries in the world.

The economy benefits from a boom in the construction sector as well as its trade and service industries. Since the beginning of the oil boom, the UAE registers a high migration rate of workers. In line with other socio-economic developments, it has led to a transformation from a homogenous towards a modern, diverse and multicultural society. The UAE are an important trading partner of Europe. Its strategic location between Europe and Asia lead to an early development of internationalisation.

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Learn more about international cooperation with business partners from the United Arab Emirates and improve your intercultural competencies when dealing with customers, suppliers, colleagues and employees from the United Arabic Emirates by enrolling in our Intercultural United Arab Emirates Training.

CultureWaves offers background know-how and practice-oriented recommendations for day-to-day business in the United Arab Emirates to you and your employees.

We are looking forward to advising you and to tailoring the Intercultural Training United Arab Emirates to your specific needs!

You can reach us via phone +49 (0)2227 908 6252 and email contact@culturewaves.com. Or just use our contact form.

What you can expect from our Intercultural Training United Arab Emirates

By completing the UAE training participants will:

  • Sharpen their perception and develop a broader understanding of different perspectives
  • Understand the impact of cultural values on people’s behaviour, communication and work style
  • Gain a better understanding of the United Arab Emirates’ society and traditions as well as their impact on work life
  • Anticipate what behaviour may confuse business partners from the United Arab Emirates and gain a deeper understanding of their reactions
  • Be able to adapt and interact in business life in the UAE more effectively
  • Understand which competencies are important to operate with intercultural sensitivity
  • Know helpful strategies to communicate successfully with business partners from the United Arab Emirates

We are looking forward to advising you and to tailoring the Intercultural Training United Arab Emirates to your specific needs!

Intercultural Training United Arab Emirates – possible content:     

Understanding the United Arab Emirates

Self-perception and perception by others

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  • The role of Islam: religion, social system and business factor
  • The influence of Islamic values on business culture and everyday life
  • Women and their role in the business world of the United Arab Emirates
  • Self-perception and perception by others of values, attitudes and behavioural patterns
  • socio-economic hierarchical structures in UAE Society
  • international backgrounds of your potential business partners or employees (e.g. India, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Philippines)
  • Differences between the Emirates – identification, competition and economic structures
  • Meaning and separation of professional and private life and the influence on work in the UAE

Communication with business partners from the United Arab Emirates

  • Formal welcome and address in the United Arab Emirates
  • Etiquette: titles, status and ranks
  • Topics for small talk
  • Body language – expressive or reserved?
  • Indirect versus direct communication – reading between the lines
  • Giving feedback to your business partners
  • Communicating with colleagues and clients from the United Arab Emirates via email, on the phone and in personal meetings

Meetings, team and project work

  • Challenges and areas of tension when working in project teams with clients, suppliers and colleagues from the United Arab Emirates
  • Understanding and respecting hierarchical structures in the Arabic business world
  • Organisation, facilitationand behaviour in meetings
  • Different opinions and expectations on team work
  • Building trust in the cooperation with partners from the UAE
  • Delegation of tasks
  • Time management and organisation of tasks – polychrome versus monochrome
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Leadership

  • Emiratis as decision makers and qualified foreign employees as majority in middle management
  • Showing loyalty towards the leader – expectations of employees in every-day business
  • Preferred styles of leadership in the United Arab Emirates
  • Leadership and decision-making processes
  • Developing a culturally sensitive leadership style for leading a multicultural workforce
  • Behaviour of women and men in business

How to behave in challenging situations and in case of conflict

  • Early identification of potential sources of conflict
  • Avoiding risks and developing strategies for conflict resolution
  • Dealing with conflicts when collaborating with business partners from the United Arab Emirates

Presenting and negotiating in the United Arab Emirates

  • Presenting to an audience from the United Arab Emirates – what do they expect?
  • Sustainable mediation of content and targets
  • Conducting negotiations: strategies for culturally sensitive, efficient and successful negotiations with partners from the United Arab Emirates

Business trips – tips and recommendations

  • Business trips to the United Arab Emirates – Etiquette for business meetings and every-day life
  • Prayer times and Islamic bank holidays
  • Welcoming and hosting employees, business partners and delegations from the United Arab Emirates – your role as a host

Do you have specific needs?

Depending on your current needs and business-specific challenges, CultureWaves can tailor your Intercultural United Arab Emirates Training.

Intercultural Training United Arab Emirates – How, where and for whom?

  • Customized to target group and main topics
  • individual or group training
  • face-to-face or virtual
  • on-sit or off-site
  • for employees of all levels, professionals and leaders

We are looking forward to advising you and to tailoring the Intercultural Training United Arab Emirates to your specific needs!

Intercultural Training United Arab Emirates – methodology:

CultureWaves offers behaviour-oriented trainings which are characterized by focussing on participant needs’, interactive approaches and practical relevance.

Our approach comprises background information to better understand business mentalities, interactive group exercises, up-to-date video and graphic footage. Further included is working on case studies in groups, discussing and reflecting as well as practice-oriented recommendations for your business success.

If you are interested please feel free to contact us!

We are looking forward to writing an offer for you or to answering any remaining questions.

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About CultureWaves

Since 1999 CultureWaves supports businesses dealing with international collaborations as well as processes of change and internationalisation.

Our team of more than 120 experts offers consulting, coaching, trainings, workshops, key-note speeches and process support for international businesses and their employees worldwide.

You can reach us via phone +49 (0)2227 908 6252 and email contact@culturewaves.com. Or just use our contact form.

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