Doing Business in Uae

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I - Overview (Thảo)
- Key concepts & Values
- Religions
- Family
- Hospitality

II - Working environment
1. Working practices (Hòa)
- Working day
- Meeting
- Attitudes to time
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2. Structure & Hierarchy (Org. structure) (Giang)
- Age, Money, family connections, genders
- Social status
3. Working relationship (Oanh)

III - Biz environment (Thu)
Biz practices: 
- Greeting
- Etiquette

IV - Conclusion

The U.A.E. or United Arab Emirates as it is known as was formerly a trading hub in the Gulf and now is more famous for it`s oil output, hotels and shopping!

Religions

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/general/religious-freedom-in-uae-comes-in-for-praise-1.201237

Physical environment

- Geography

http://www.propertyportal.ae/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/united-arab-emirates-uae3.jpeg [pic]

Here is a map of the U.A.E. showing all the surrounding Countries and also the different Emirates within.

Location : The UAE is situated in Southwest Asia, bordering the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf, between Oman and Saudi Arabia. As the name suggests, the United Arab Emirates is a confederation of 7 emirates : Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah, Umm Al Quwain, and Ajman. Abu Dhabi is by far the largest making up over 80% of the country.  Dubai is the second largest and regarded as the business center.  The U.A.E. was established on December 2, 1971 following Great Britain’s withdrawal from the Arabian Gulf’s coastal region. The two main cities in the U.A.E., Abu Dhabi and Dubai, are 160 kilometers apart (100 miles). Abu Dhabi, the more sedate city of the two, is the country’s capital and administrative center.  Abu Dhabi is also the center for the administration of oil and gas operations. Dubai, with its slightly faster pace of life, has acquired international acclaim thanks to its trade-related achievements. tourism and world class sporting events.

Weather

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Climate: The climate of the UAE is generally hot and dry. The summer months (July and August) are the hottest, with temperatures exceeding 40º C, coupled with very high humidity. The average temperature in the winter months, January and February, is 17º C–20º C. In the Al Hajar al Gharbi Mountains, temperatures are much cooler as a result of the increased elevation. The average annual rainfall in the coastal area is very low—between 100 millimeters and 200 millimeters—but in some mountainous areas annual rainfall reaches 350 millimeters. Rain in the coastal region falls in short, torrential bursts during the summer months.

Natural Resources: Oil and natural gas are the primary natural resources in the UAE, and petroleum production is the most important industry.

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Education Highlights in UAE

[pic]The rise in UAE population has dictated for considerable investment on the education front in UAE. UAE offers comprehensive education equally to male and female students starting from kindergarten to the university level. Moreover, the school system in Dubai is more or less similar to the school system in the UAE. Various public and private schools are serving Emiratis and expatriates. In July 2005, The Dubai Education Council was recognized to further develop the education sector within the emirate. Trends in Education:

There are numerous factors which greatly influence the educational market here in Dubai and around other countries as well. Moreover, the demand for highly skilled...
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