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What cultural faux pas should I try to avoid making in Arabian Ranches?

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We asked people in Arabian Ranches if they could share any humorous cultural blunders they commited. For new expats, keep in mind that these incidents are an inevitable part of expat life. Learning to laugh about them is the key!...

"In Arabian Ranches, it's important to respect the local customs and traditions. Avoid public displays of affection, as they are considered inappropriate and can even be illegal. Dress modestly, especially in public places, covering your shoulders and knees. Do not consume alcohol in public places, as it is only allowed in licensed venues. Avoid using your left hand for eating or passing objects, as it is considered unclean. Do not take photographs of people, especially women, without their permission. It's also considered disrespectful to show the soles of your shoes or feet. During the holy month of Ramadan, refrain from eating, drinking, or smoking in public during daylight hours. Always ask permission before entering a mosque and remember to remove your shoes. Avoid making negative comments about the royal family or the government, as it is considered a serious offense. Also, avoid discussing sensitive topics such as politics, religion, and sex. Remember that the weekend in UAE is Friday and Saturday, not Saturday and Sunday as in many Western countries. Lastly, always be punctual for meetings and appointments, as it is a sign of respect," wrote a member who made the move to Arabian Ranches, the UAE.

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