Useful Information

Business Hours

The work week is from Sunday to Thursday, with Friday and Saturday being the weekend for most people. Government working hours are from 7am to 2pm.


Electricity voltage is 220-240v with a frequency of 50 Hertz. British standard plugs are used.


Arabic is the official language but English is widely spoken in every part of the country.

Useful Words

  • Marhaba or Salaam (Hello)
  • Ma’assalama (Goodbye)
  • Keef halak? (How are you?)
  • Al Hamdillilah (Thanks God – answer to ‘How are you?’)
  • Sabah al khair (Good Morning)
  • Masaa al khair (Good Evening)
  • Ismee (My name is…)
  • Aaywa (Yes)
  • La’a (No)
  • Shukran (Thanks)
  • Ahlan wa sahlan (You are welcome)