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Middle East Cultural Awareness Training

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Our tailored webinars are perfect if you need hands-on training and expert advice on how to navigate Arab culture.

We teach the cultural shortcuts needed to help professionals secure successful outcomes when working with the Middle East.

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Get Started on Your Own Webinar!

If you would like us to start developing a webinar for you or your team, simply contact us to discuss your needs in more detail, or use the form below.



How does Cultural Awareness Help?

We focus on raising awareness.

By learning about Arab culture, their expectations, values and approach to business and work, learners will:

  • Communicate more clearly and avoid cultural faux pas
  • Anticipate cultural challenges and manage expectations effectively
  • Respond quickly to problems and reduce delays or wasted time
  • Enhance their personal reputations and secure long-term professional relationships

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What Topics are Covered in Cultural Awareness Training?

The contents of any of our webinars are tailored according to the needs of the learners and their organisation.

Our experts carry out a needs’ analysis prior to the webinar, ensuring its contents, style and delivery are in line with expectations and requirements.

Here are some examples of popular topics we frequently cover in webinars on the region.


1. Understanding the region
2. The Communication Style
3. Working with the Culture
4. Working Virtually with Arabs
5. Making a Good Impression
Core Learning
The Middle Eastern experience and world view
Arab identity, values and beliefs
Islam and the Arab mindset
The regional approach to communication
Common communication challenges for foreigners
Strategies for effective communication
Building trusting, productive relationships with counterparts
Strategies to navigate important business processes such as negotiations, sales, presentations and meetings etc.
Tips on how to enhance collaboration
Strategies to ensure effective virtual communication
Dos and don’ts when working virtually
Key tips for e-mail, telephone and teleconferences
Cultural no-nos, taboos and etiquette
Hierarchy and formalities
Relationship building and hospitality


FAQs - Online Cultural Training Webinars 

Below, we’ve added some answers to frequently asked questions regarding our cultural awareness webinars.


1. Who are the webinars for?

Literally anyone who works with or in the region.

It looks at the Arab people in general across the region as opposed to being specifically about one country, so is more useful for those with responsibilities across a few countries. We tailor contents according to roles, interests and of course needs.


2. How many people can we have on our webinar?

It’s up to you. We have delivered to hundreds before but obviously this would be more of a presentation as opposed to an intimate coaching session.

Let us know what you need and we can talk through options.


3. Can we record the webinar?

If you host the webinar, then of course! When we host it, you have the option to record, or not. We will send you a MP4 file for you to keep and use in the future!

We can even go one step further and incorporate the webinar file onto an eLearning course for you with additional content, quizzes and/or case studies. Learn more about our Custom eLearning cultural training courses.


4. What can you teach us about Arab culture?

Again, this really comes down to what you are doing in the region and where. As long as it’s about the culture, the people, mindset, society and business/work, then our experts can cover it.


5. Who are your experts?

Our webinars are designed, developed and delivered by Subject Matter Experts who combine a professional and personal knowledge of the Middle East along with experience in training and coaching in the field of intercultural competence.


6. Do you cover any other countries?

Indeed, we can cover most countries in the world but our main areas of focus are:

Saudi Arabia
South Korea

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