International professionals should be sure to acknowledge each person in the room before the business meeting begins, and should take a few minutes to engage in small talk before getting down to business. As in many professional settings, discussions involving politics, sex or religion should be avoided. Read more: Business Etiquette in Dubai | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_6468941_business-etiquette-dubai.html#ixzz14J6CImZz
DOING BUSINESS IN DUBAI
While the city is very much geared towards the business traveller, newcomers working in Dubai can be taken by surprise by some of Dubai's business customs.
The first thing to know about working in Dubai is that the working week can differ from business to business. The working week is generally Sunday to Thursday. However, retail and some other businesses open six days a week, closing on Fridays (prière). Usual business hours are from 08:00 to 13:00, resuming after the temperatures have begun to cool from 16:00 and continuing until 19:00.
Peak traffic times are anything between 06:30-09:00 and 16:30-20:30. In the older part of town, peak times are from 13:00 until quite late into the night. Jams and accidents are a regular occurrence, and parking for some buildings may be a problem, so do take advice on how much time you should leave for your journey. Appearance Visitors are expected to abide by local standards of modesty however, do not adopt native clothing. Traditional clothes on foreigners may be offensive. Despite the heat, most of the body must always remain covered. A jacket and tie are usually required for men at business