United Arab Emirates Etiquette

international dining etiquette

Dining etiquette for discussing business. All meals are occasions for business deals and conversation. Follow your host's lead.

Dining etiquette for utensils. When finished, leave cutlery facing upward in the middle of your plate.

Dining etiquette for your hands. Do not eat with your left hand.

Dining etiquette for toasts. Informal toasts involve raising a glass and saying "Cheers."

Dining etiquette for tipping. Ten percent over and above the service charge.

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middle eastern dining etiquette

resting knife and fork etiquette

Our resting utensils etiquette section covers the rules (american and continental) for resting your utensils when taking a break from eating, when you are finished eating, and when you are passing food [...]

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