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We asked people in Ajman 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 Ajman, it is considered disrespectful to show the soles of your feet or shoes, as they are considered dirty. Public displays of affection are frowned upon in Ajman, so it's best to avoid hugging, kissing, or holding hands in public. It's important to dress modestly in Ajman, especially for women. Revealing clothing is considered disrespectful and could attract unwanted attention. Avoid consuming alcohol in public places in Ajman, as it is illegal and can lead to severe penalties. It's considered rude to refuse an offer of food or drink in Ajman. Even if you're not hungry or thirsty, it's polite to accept a small amount. Avoid using your left hand for eating or passing objects, as it is considered unclean in Ajman. Do not take photographs of people without their permission, especially women. This is considered highly disrespectful and invasive. Avoid discussing sensitive topics such as politics, religion, or sex in Ajman. These topics are considered private and inappropriate for public discussion. During the holy month of Ramadan, eating, drinking, or smoking in public during daylight hours is considered disrespectful. Always ask permission before entering a mosque in Ajman, as non-Muslims are not allowed in certain areas. Avoid making negative comments about the royal family or the government, as this is considered illegal and disrespectful. It's considered rude to interrupt or walk away while someone is speaking to you in Ajman. Always wait for the person to finish speaking before you respond or leave," wrote a member who made the move to Ajman, the UAE.

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