In spite of the fact that Arabic is the official language of the country many local people can communicate in English very well. Employees in hotels, restaurants, and major shopping centers can also be proficient in several foreign languages.
Friday is the day off in numerous shops and public institutions, and Thursday is often a short working day. During the daytime many institutions can close for a lunch break that usually lasts no more than two hours.
Tourists should not forget that taking pictures of local people without their agreement is prohibited. Photography in the territory of religious sites and cultural institutions may be prohibited or allowed for an additional fee.
Power supply voltage is 220 V. Tourists are recommended to check all the electrical appliances which they plan to take for compatibility.
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