Category Archives: Middle East

The term “Middle East” was coined in the 19th century to refer to the transcontinental area between southwest Asia and North Africa. It was Eurocentric and commonly used by the Western World. Though certain groups may have different languages or religions, living in the Middle East means having a sense of culture and a type of cuisine that’s connected to those of others in the region. The Middle East is a transcontinental region centered on Western Asia, Turkey (both Asian and European), and Egypt (which is mostly in North Africa). Cairo – is the capital of Egypt. According to COUNTRYAAH, there are 16 countries in Middle East.

Climate and Weather of Avsallar, Turkey

The climate of Avsallar The town of Avsallar is about two hours travel time from the international airport of Antalya. Like most other villages between Side and Alanya, Avsallar has also been increasingly transformed into a tourist resort. The hotels are mostly located south of the busy main road D-400, which connects Antalya and Alanya.… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Antalya, Turkey

The climate of Antalya According to bridgat.com, Antalya is a large city on the Turkish Riviera. According to visitors, this is one of the more beautiful cities you can visit on the long Turkish coast. The old town, also called Kaleici, is completely car-free. This is where most shops and restaurants can be found. Antalya… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Setif, Algeria

The climate of Setif According to shopareview, Setif is a large city with more than two hundred thousand inhabitants in northwestern Algeria. It is a place that has been inhabited since ancient times, but it was the Romans who founded the first settlement there in the first century AD. In the fifth century this settlement… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Giza, Egypt

The climate of Giza According to shopareview, Giza is one of the main tourist destinations in Egypt and is located on the Nile, in the north of Egypt. Giza is a suburb of Cairo and is known for its huge pyramids and the Sphinx. Everyone knows the image of the enormous structures in the desert.… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Tiberias, Israel

The climate of Tiberias According to shopareview, Tiberias is located on the Sea of ​​Galilee. Tiberias was founded by the Romans and was named after the then emperor Tiberius. The population of Tiberias is largely Jewish. This has always been the case, although other population groups also live there. Tiberias has some warm springs to… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Al Ruwais, Qatar

The climate of Al Ruwais According to shopareview, the location on the Arabian Peninsula means that you have to deal with a warm desert climate in Al Ruwais. Within the widely used Köppen climate system, this is referred to as a warm desert climate. Since Al Ruwais is located on the peninsula that makes up… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Latakia, Syria

The climate of Latakia According to shopareview, Latakia is a large port city in western Syria on the Mediterranean Sea. Latakia is an old city, 2000 years BC this place was already inhabited. But in the fourth century BC the city is as it is today founded by the Seleucids. Latakia has been conquered and… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Alanya, Turkey

The climate of Alanya According to shopareview, Alanya is a popular seaside resort on the eastern Turkish Riviera, east of Antalya and Side. Alanya has its own international airport, which means that a relatively large number of tourists spend their holidays here. After all, the travel time from the airport to the hotel is nice… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Zahedan, Iran

The climate of Zahedan According to citypopulationreview, Zahedan is located in southeastern Iran, in the province of Sistan and Baluchestan of which it is the capital. Zahedan is not far from the border triangle with Afghanistan and Pakistan. West of the city is the Dasht-e Lut desert. Zahedan is an ancient city, first mentioned in… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Tel Aviv, Israel

The climate of Tel Aviv According to citypopulationreview, although Israel itself designates Jerusalem as its capital, it has not been accepted as such by the international community and the United Nations. The second city of Israel, Tel Aviv, located on the Mediterranean Sea, is used by friendly states as an unofficial capital. Most diplomats therefore… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Wahiba Sands, Oman

The climate of Wahiba Sands According to citypopulationreview, Wahiba Sands, also called Sharqiya Sands or Ramlat al-Wahiba, is a desert area in northeastern Oman, south of the capital Muscat. The desert is named after the Bedouin of the Bani Wahiba tribe, who live in the oasis Al Huyawah during the summer months. This oasis is… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Al Rayyan, Qatar

The climate of Al Rayyan According to citypopulationreview, the location on the Arabian Peninsula means that you have to deal with a warm desert climate in Al Rayyan. Within the widely used Köppen climate system, this is referred to as a warm desert climate. Since Al Rayyan is located on the peninsula that makes up… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Homs, Syria

The climate of Homs According to citypopulationreview, Homs is located in western Syria on the Orontes River, not far from the border with Lebanon. Homs is located in the province of the same name, of which it is also the capital. Just outside the city is Lake Qattinah, better known as Lake Homs. Created by… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Adana, Turkey

The climate of Adana According to citypopulationreview, the city of Adana is located on the Seyhan River and is the fourth largest city in Turkey. Adana has a Mediterranean climate, with mild winters. The climate and the very fertile soil ensure that various crops such as tobacco, citrus fruits and cotton can be produced here… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Oran, Algeria

The climate of Oran According to citypopulationreview, Oran is the second largest city in Algeria after Algiers and the capital of the Oran province. The city is located in the northwest of the country on the Mediterranean Sea. It is a relatively young city by Algerian standards, it was founded by the Moors in the… Read More »

United Arab Emirates Culture of Business

Subchapters: Introduction Addressing Business Meeting Communication Recommendations Public Holidays Introduction Although business ethics are increasingly approaching the standards valid in Europe and the USA, Czech entrepreneurs may encounter a number of peculiarities that result from different cultural and social conditions and business practices. Visit Animalerts for more information about United Arab Emirates culture and traditions. Addressing… Read More »

Turkey Culture of Business

Subchapters: Introduction Addressing Business Meeting Communication Recommendations Public Holidays Introduction Business negotiations with Turkish partners are usually carried out in a more formal spirit than what we are used to from the Czech Republic. Turkish businessmen are used to taking more care of their appearance, it is true that a Turk wears a tie more… Read More »

Syria Culture of Business

Subchapters: Introduction Addressing Business Meeting Communication Recommendations Public Holidays Introduction The cultural and therefore the business environment in Syria is understandably very specific, shaped by completely different cultural patterns and historical experiences. Although many Syrian businessmen operate in a very modern, “Western” style, even with, for example, long-term business experience and stays in Europe and… Read More »

Saudi Arabia Culture of Business

Subchapters: Introduction Addressing Business Meeting Communication Recommendations Public Holidays Introduction The culture of business negotiations in Saudi Arabia has its specifics. A number of features are similar to other countries in the region, but it is still a good idea to familiarize yourself with it before your trip. In particular, we recommend referring to the… Read More »

Qatar Culture of Business

Subchapters: Introduction Addressing Business Meeting Communication Recommendations Public Holidays Introduction Czech goods and services have a chance of success on the Qatari market if they are competitively priced, original and innovative, e.g. advanced technologies and systems. Sales must be accompanied by top-notch marketing, given the high competition in the market, which is highly saturated. A… Read More »

Palestine Culture of Business

Subchapters: Introduction Addressing Business Meeting Communication Recommendations Public Holidays Introduction Palestine is part of the Eastern Mediterranean, which from a cultural point of view can be placed on the border between Southern Europe and the Middle East. The environment and business practices have similar specifics as in other states of the region, and partly depend… Read More »

Oman Culture of Business

Subchapters: Introduction Addressing Business Meeting Communication Recommendations Public Holidays Introduction Oman is an Arab country where a large number of the population has graduated from foreign universities. The culture of business dealings also corresponds to this. It is necessary to respect the traditional Arab/Muslim customs, the English language is a common means of communication during… Read More »

Kuwait Culture of Business

Subchapters: Introduction Addressing Business Meeting Communication Recommendations Public Holidays Introduction The following paragraphs offer a basic orientation to the informal rules and customs that apply to conducting business in Kuwait. It goes without saying that these standards differ in many ways from what we are used to in the Czech Republic. The key to success… Read More »

Jordan Culture of Business

Subchapters: Introduction Addressing Business Meeting Communication Recommendations Public Holidays Introduction Jordanians are rather conservative in business matters and do not like to make quick decisions. For them, trust and personal contact are an important part of business, and they usually prefer them to risk, even if it is associated with the prospect of greater or… Read More »

Israel Culture of Business

Basic data Capital Jerusalem Population 9.45 million Language Hebrew, Arabic Religion Judaism (74%), Islam (21%) State system parliamentary republic Head of State Yitzchak Herzog Head of government Naphtali Bennett Currency name Israeli new shekel (NIS) Travel Time shift +1h Economy 2021 Nominal GDP (billion USD) 419,673 Economic growth (%) 8.1 Inflation (%) 2.9 Unemployment (%)… Read More »