Discover UAE
Business | Law | Culture - Cultural Awareness Workshop

Date:               9 March 2008 in Abu Dhabi, Chamber of Commerce
                        16 March 2008 in Dubai, Novotel World Trade Center

09.00 h            Meet & Greet (Registration)

09.30 h            Opening, Patronage-Message, Welcome note (Hadler & Partner)

10.00 h            Part I: Business & Politics
                        Abu Dhabi: German Embassy, Mr. Oliver Owcza, Deputy Head of

                        Dubai: Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mr.
                            Hans B. Sauerteig, Deputy Consul General

  • The importance of the UAE and Germany as bi-lateral trading partners in the region
  • Development and status quo of the excellent bi-lateral ties between the two countries in the fields of politics, business and culture
  • Economic data related to business and trade between the UAE and Germany
  • Information on up-coming events, state visits and business delegations

11.00-11.30h  Forum for discussion

11.30 h            Coffee Break

12.00 h            Part II: Hadler & Partner Legal Consultants, Mr. Jörn Hadler
                        Legal aspects of living in the UAE (interactive)

  • Basic facts on the history of the UAE and its development
  • Structure of the government and legal system in the UAE
  • The myth about Shari’ a law
  • Case studies:
  • For and on behalf of the company X workshop manager W orders building material and issues a respective cheque for payment. However, due to insufficient funds the cheque bounces upon presentation.
  • Mechanic M is seconded to Abu Dhabi for one year. Shortly after having moved into his apartment his long-term girl friend from Germany arrives in Abu Dhabi to stay with M in the flat. A neighbouring family from the Middle East feels morally embarrassed and reports to the police.
  • A has been in Abu Dhabi just for one week. His residence papers are under process. One evening he joins his colleagues to have a couple of drinks in the pub. Later on A drives home in the car one of his colleagues. While getting the car parked A hits another car behind him. Police arrive.

13.30 h            Lunch break

14.30 h            Part III: DiscoverME – German Culture & Business Magazine
                            Intercultural Understanding (interactive)
                        Ms. Anne-Susann Becker, Editor-in-Chief & Ms. Sabine Dyck, Editor

  • Typical working day in the Middle East
  • Decision Making
  • Contacts, private and business networking
  • Towards understanding hierarchy structures in the Arab world
  • Meeting & Greeting etiquette
  • Women in the Gulf region
  • Dress code

16.00 h            End of workshop


Please register under
Entrance Fee AED 100 including coffee, tea, soft drinks and lunch buffet