Middle eastern customs dating
The most apparent difference to a traveller from the UK to the Middle East is how people dress.
In Muslim countries dress is much more conservative.
The first thing to note is that the area is politically unstable, so all travel plans should be prefaced by checking the UK Government's Foreign Travel Advice website with up to date information on travel news.
Many will not go to the mosque every day and instead will have an area in their office or home.
On every Friday, however, it is compulsory to visit the mosque for congregational prayers.
When greeting in the Middle East, always use your right hand to give over gifts and for handshakes.
Offering the left hand for a greeting, or handing somebody an object with the left hand, can be seen as very rude and should be avoided.