Middle Eastern Etiquette
International Dining Etiquette
Southwest Asia and the Asian Arab World for our purposes consists of the following macrocultural groups
The Gulf Arab cultures: Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates.
The Levantine cultures: Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, and Israel
As all of these countries are highly identified with Islam culturally, with the exception of Israel.
These links will take you to pages with dining etiquette information for the region. Where a particular country's dining etiquette dominates a region, those dining etiquette rules are incorporated by reference with a link to the page with the dominate dining etiquette.
- Iranian Dining Etiquette
- Israeli Dining Etiquette
- Jordanian Dining Etiquette
- Kuwaiti Dining Etiquette
- Saudi Arabian Dining Etiquette
- UAE Dining Etiquette
- Yemeni Dining 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 [...]Read More