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What kind of gift should I give my Arab business contact?

 
 

There are a few tips for giving gifts in the Arab world. Let me run you through some of the gifts you should not give. Do not give gifts that contain alcohol, such as alcohol or liqueur chocolates. Do not give gifts that feature images of the human body and do not give gifts that have anything to do with dogs. It is also a really good idea to avoid gifts that are made of pig skin and you should never give a knife because this might be interpreted as wanting to sever a relationship. On the other hand, a great gift for an Arab business contact is a compass. This is because for a devout Muslim, a compass allows them to know where Mecca is at all times, even when they are travelling.

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