Expo 2020 is generating huge expectation and currently there are several initiatives being carried out. The impact of Expo 2020 in economy is already felt but as the event approaches the impact is getting increasingly significant.


Abu Dhabi and Dubai have both recently announced measures to boost economic growth and ease the cost of doing business in these Emirates.


A is for… As-Salamu Alaikum (Peace Be Upon You)

Speaking the local language (or at least learning some key words) is usually considered best business practice, and the UAE is no different. As-Salamu Alaikum is the most common (and polite) greeting in Arabic and the Muslim world, meaning “peace be upon you”, to which one will receive the response Alaikum As-Salaam. An also accepted short form for this is simply Salam (“peace”).



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