Are there any restrictions on holding a U.S. depo in …
Countries That Require Visas for U.S. Citizens for Business, Professional or Commercial Purposes:
- Saudi Arabia
U.S. Citizens Eligible for a Visa Upon Arrival:
- United Arab Emirates
Tips & Advice
Carry some cash.
While credit cards are accepted throughout the Middle East, cash is still king when you are absolutely in a bind. While we aren’t saying to be a walking ATM, do have several hundred dollars on you just in case.
Get your paper work straight.
Do make sure everyone has a passport. Do make sure everyone has a visa if applicable. Do check the embassy rules as they are constantly updated. Also, see what items are included in your travel package (insurance, tipping, forms, etc).
Be a smart traveler.
Before heading overseas:
Organize comprehensive travel insurance and check what circumstances and activities are not covered by your policy.
Register your travel and contact details, so someone can contact you in an emergency.
The tipping culture is often complex and subtle in this part of the world. Middle Easterners are known for being very friendly and hospitable, with people providing too much service. In return people’s hands are out a little bit more. Remember to always keep some spare change on your person because even small amounts are greatly appreciated.
In restaurants, check your bill if gratuity is included or not. If it is already included, there is no need to give any additional tip unless service was exceptional. If the tip is not added to the bill, normally 15%-20% is good.
We are always here to help! Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would like to schedule a deposition in the Middle East.