Oman - Culture Smart!: A Quick Guide to Customs and Culture

Oman - Culture Smart!: A Quick Guide to Customs and Culture

by Simone Nowell


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Oman - Culture Smart!: A Quick Guide to Customs and Culture by Simone Nowell

Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships. Culture Smart! offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include:
• customs, values, and traditions
• historical, religious, and political background
• life at home
• leisure, social, and cultural life
• eating and drinking
• do's, don'ts, and taboos
• business practices
• communication, spoken and unspoken

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781857334753
Publisher: Kuperard
Publication date: 03/24/2009
Series: Culture Smart! Series
Pages: 168
Sales rank: 1,272,893
Product dimensions: 4.40(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Simone Nowell is a writer who has spent eleven years in Oman and has traveled extensively throughout the country. Along with her family, she embraced the local culture and made many Omani friends. British by birth, Simone has spent the last twenty-six years in the Middle East and has planted firm roots in the region. Swapping the fast-paced life of the editor of a regional magazine for a slightly slower pace of a freelance author, Simone also encourages local literature and supports the talents of locally-based writers and illustrators through her family's small publishing company. She currently lives in Dubai with her husband, Rashid, and their two children.

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