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Middle East Cultural Awareness eLearning Course

* If you need tailored training on working in the Middle East or with Arabs, then > refer to our webinar.


If you’re looking for an e-learning course on the Middle East and Arab business culture, then you’re in exactly the right place!


Our online course is ideal for individuals and organisations.

It's packed full of information and insights into the region, its business practices, communication style and etiquette.

The free version of our course is abridged but we also offer upgraded licenses (single, group and organisational) with full access.

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Course Contents

The course is made up of 8 chapters exploring a wide range of topics about the Middle East, the Arab people, their values and approach to doing business.

Here's an overview:


1. Intro & Aims
2. Cultural Understanding
3. The Middle East
4. Understanding the People
5. Doing Business in the Middle East
6. The Communication Style
7. Etiquette Tips
8. Learning Summary
Key Learning
+ Framing the course content and its benefits to foreigners working in the region.
+ Uncovering the what cultural awareness means, exploring self-awareness and stereotypes.
+ Learning about the history of the region, the religion of Islam and identity in the region.
+ Learning about some of the key values in the region such as honour and shame as well as the role of hospitality and spirituality.
+ Understanding core Arab values in business and their impact on the local way of doing things.
+ Exploring the Arab approach to communication, how they show politeness, give opinions and manage disagreements.
+ Appreciating common taboos and etiquette to ensure foreigners present themselves positively when in the region.
+ Summary of course learning points and guidance on assessment and certificate.

Versions and Licenses

You can choose to upgrade for access to the full course or stick with the freebie for now!


Free Version

The free and abridged version of the course is available to watch below or via You Tube.

The business culture section is not included in ths version. We have also included abridged resources and a quiz as part of the free version.


Paid Version

The paid version gives learners access to the full course via our LMS.

The business culture section is included, watermarks are removed, access to the full quizzes, expanded resources available and the option to download a completion certificate.

The paid version is only $40 and can be purchased using the button below. You will receive an email with a URL to access your course.



Educational discounts

We are offering student access for only $1.

If you would like your students to be able to take advantage of this offer, please contact one of the team for further information. We simply need verification of your organisation’s educational status, student numbers and a few other things.


Charity discounts

Discounts are available for charitable organisations. Please contact us for information.


Organisational licenses

If you would like to license the course for your own organisation, whether on your own LMS or hosted by us, please have a read of our FAQS page first which answers most of your questions, then please do contact us to get you set up.


Watch the Free Version

A free version of our Middle East course is available below.

This is an abridged and edited version which does not include the section on business culture; the full version of which is available for only $40.



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Take the Free Course Quiz

If you have taken the free course, then why not take our free quiz and test yourself?

This is an edited version of the course quiz. The full quiz includes many more questions and scenarios.

In order to take the quiz, you will need to set up an account with Easy Generator. Just click 'Sign up here' and follow the instructions.


Download the Free Course Resources

Our Middle East eLearning course comes with additional resources that enrich a learner’s understanding of specific topics we cover throughout the course.

Below you can access the free abridged versions of our resources.


Develop Your Own e-Learning Course

If you would like to use our online course, adapt it to help create your own, then it’s very easy.

We can design and develop new content, or amend current content, to fit your specific needs – whether that be in using specific case studies, changing quiz questions or anything else.

Please read more about our custom course development.


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