For a time I did business development in the far east.
Qatar and Dubai are for some crazy reason holiday destinations for some. For me it was a training ground in international business development.
In Germany, luckily, we don't have the concept of "face" or gender and religion based power structures. If some tell you "But we have" - they have no clue how much more dominant this is in other regions of the planet. While trying to generate new business for a new startup, I had the pleasure of making cultural mistakes.
For more insights, please check my travel diary: 48 hours of Doha