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Doing Business in Maldives (with description)

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Business Attire: For business meetings men normally wear a shirt and tie and a lightweight or tropical suit. Women wear a lightweight suit or equivalent.
Greetings: Handshaking is the customary form of greeting.
Social Conventions: Dress is informal. However, locals who are Muslim, will be offended by nudity or scanty clothing in public places, and the Government rigidly enforces these standards. Bikinis and other scanty beach wear are not acceptable in Malé or on any other inhabited island. When entering a mosque, the legs and the body, but not the neck and the face, should be covered. Handshaking is the most common form of greeting. The indigenous population not involved in the tourist trade lives in isolated island communities maintaining almost total privacy. Smoking and eating during Ramadan is discouraged.
Business: Since the islands import almost everything, business potential is high, but only on Malé. Most business takes place during the morning. An informal attitude prevails. Appointments should be made well in advance.
Office Hours: 0730-1430 Sunday to Thursday. Friday and Saturday are official rest days.