The small island kingdom of Bahrain has an outsized presence on the global economic and business scene. If traveling for work, be prepared with conservative attire.
- A dark suit and tie are the standard for men, even in very high temperatures.
- For women, a traditional suit or modest dress and sensible heels are most common. Alternatively, visitors can opt to wear traditional Arabic national dress such as the thobe or disdasha for men or the abaya for women.
- Bring a plentiful supply of business cards — exchanging cards at meetings is customary and not having one available can be seen as a sign of disrespect.