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Author North, Peter, 1943- author

Title CultureShock! Saudi Arabia : a survival guide to customs and etiquette / Peter North, Harvey Tripp
Edition Fourth edition
Published Tarrytown, NY : Marshall Cavendish Editions, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (412 pages)
Series CultureShock!
Culture shock!
Contents About the Series -- 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 Islam; The Spread of Islam; Today's Islam; Pan-Arab Brotherhood: In Formation or Disarray?; Sunnis and Shi'ite; 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
Literary and Visual ArtsFinding 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; 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?
The Ultimate Penalty, Paying Blood Money; Security of Saudi Arabia: the Country; Chapter 5: Settling 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; Survivng the Climate; What Day Is It?; Public Holidays; Architecture; Museums
Will You Be Replaced By a Saudi? NITAQAT: Saudisation of the Workforce; 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; Do's and Don'ts; Glossary; Resource Guide; Further Reading; About the Authors; Index
Summary CultureShock! Saudi Arabia provides an insight into living and working in a kingdom where Islam governs almost every aspect of life. Uncover the true psyche of the Saudi people-the men clad in their thobes and gutra and women in their abayas-and their unique way of life, a lifestyle which foreigners may find alien and a challenge to cope with. Containing valuable information not only on the practical aspects of settling in, this book will give tips on how best to integrate into Saudi society. Learn about Saudi laws and be aware of what might get you thrown in jail or under the executioner's ax
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Etiquette -- Saudi Arabia -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Saudi Arabia -- Guidebooks.
Saudi Arabia -- Civilization -- 21st century.
Saudi Arabia -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form Guidebooks.
Handbooks and manuals.
Handbooks and manuals.
Form Electronic book
Author Tripp, Harvey, author
ISBN 0761480625
9789814435277 (electronic bk.)
9814435279 (electronic bk.)