It’s most profitable to exchange currency in banks, many of them don’t charge clients any fee. In exchange offices you have to pay attention not only on the exchange rate, but also on the size of the commission; sometimes it can reach 10% of the convertible amount.
Most stores and malls open at 9:00 am and serve visitors to 6:00-7:00 pm. Saturday is a half-day, and Sunday is a day off.
The word ‘ab’ can be seen on many price tags in shops and at markets. This means that price shown is minimal for this good, but after you have chosen a particular thing, it can become much higher. In this case, it’s better to clarify the real value of goods immediately.
To rent a car you need an international driver's license and passport as well as necessary deposit on a credit card. Those who obtained the license under a year ago can be denied service.
In restaurants and cafes it’s customary to leave a tip, even if it is included in the total amount. In upscale places you can leave 5 to 10% of the order, and in small cafes and bistros $ 1 per person will be enough to tip. It is also appropriate to leave some cash to a taxi driver and a maid at a hotel.