international dining etiquette
United Arab Emirates
Dining etiquette for discussing business. All meals are occasions for business deals and conversation. Follow your host's lead.
Dining etiquette for utensils. When finished, leave cutlery facing upward in the middle of your plate.
Dining etiquette for your hands. Do not eat with your left hand.
Dining etiquette for toasts. Informal toasts involve raising a glass and saying "Cheers."
Dining etiquette for tipping. Ten percent over and above the service charge.
- Mike Lininger, Editor, Etiquette Scholar
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