Population: 421 040
GNP/capita: us $ 606.USA
Area: 687 sq km
Form of government: constitutional monarchy
Location: Middle East
Official. language: Arabic
DOS. types of exports: oil, aluminum
DOS. types of imports: foodstuffs, chemicals, machinery, vehicles, industrial products
A dark suit is the official uniform of the businessman in the winter. The basic rules of behavior in the middle East read as follows: be polite, be patient, before you name your partner do not forget to put the title, don't forget to shake hands with everyone before and after the negotiations, do not be nervous, despite the fact that negotiations are constantly interrupted by other visitors and endless tea and coffeetime. In Bahrain, a mandatory personal meetings. About the meeting should be arranged in advance. Trade is conducted with observance of all formalities, and the owners are traded according to the traditional ritual. Important first 'visual' contact. Make no mistake, considering the agreement for the agreement. Local businessmen want to negotiate directly with the manufacturer. Trade is not conducted through the representatives arriving from Saudi Arabia and other neighboring countries. The management style conservative. Business cards need to book in Arabic and English. Many businessmen speak English. The Ministry considered a condition of the deal having offices in Bahrain. The local compliance of the final shots in the end of the day is a visit to the cafe. Nightlife no, and Islam prohibits the consumption of alcohol. Gala dinners are held at home. Religion and family are important to residents of Bahrain. Try not to talk about middle East politics, relations between Arabs and Israel, and international oil politics. 'The Bay' sounds dismissive. Much better is 'the Persian Gulf' (Arabian Gulf).
The habits of the Muslim.
Avoid talking about politics, Israel and oil.
The Quran is a guide for everyday life.
In Arabic and English. Being used widely.
The young respect their elders.
Attitude to time in the country!rebuy from You patience. Banks: Saturday - Wednesday 7.30-12.00, Thursday 7.30 am-11.00 am. Stores: 7.00-12.00 and 14.30-17.00.
'No' is not necessarily 'no,'
The Bahraini Dinar. Many of those who have dinars.
So she arose, and the time required.
WOMEN IN BUSINESS
Have no position.
Do not eat pork.
As for the European and Arabic traditions.
Sire and Shaykh - the usual titles. During familiarization exchange business cards. It is important to have your man (agent).
ALIENS / ATTITUDE
Can be expressed and suspicious attitude towards foreigners.
Be polite and patient!
Men smoke a lot.
Direct contacts are very important. With the mediators do not always want to deal with.
Sir, Mr or Sheik.
In the business life taken a suit and tie.
Can be very passionate.
In restaurants that offer European food, home - Arabic
You do not expect gifts. Do not give any nonsense.
This files most often held at home. At the meetings with the customers drink a lot of coffee.
Observed the usual etiquette.
Be punctual and patient!
Hospitality will be welcomed in very large numbers.
Home. Nightclubs in the country.
SEATING AT THE TABLE
You will indicate Your place at the table.
On the second plan. Don't ask about the health of his wife. Value family high. The wife is only a house.
Connected with religion.
Women, pornography, alcohol and religion.
Restaurants - European, home - Arabic. When eating with hands, use only your right hand.
The food and the family.
The color of the flag is red and white.
Don't matter to business.
Strongly defined by religion.
Arabic and English.
WHAT ELSE SHOULD BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT
Great benefit may bring their own representative in the country (agent). National day - 16 December, independence Day - August 15.