Intercultural Business Training in the Saudi Context

The training session addresses the need of fostering the knowledge about the existence of cultural differences, abilities and understanding. In addition, the training session supports the development of intercultural/multicultural skills to operate effectively in a foreign environment, challenge stereotypes, increase intercultural knowledge and awareness of cultural issues that arise in the intercultural context.


The workshop is for

Business people, as well as Managers and Employees working in  Saudi Arabia


What will the participants learn in the workshop

  • Learn about the influences of Islam and Arabic language in Saudi society, its beliefs and how it shapes identity.
  • Learn about the Saudi approach to communication, how they share information, show politeness, give opinions and manage disagreements.
  • Learn about critical aspects of Saudi business culture.
  • Learn about common taboos and etiquette to ensure that foreigners present themselves in a positive way.



Dr. Faris Allehyani  is a product of multiculturalism as he was born in Mecca, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In addition, he has extensive practical and theoretical of intercultural communications, having lived, worked and studied in major economies around the world.

Faris is a teacher, intercultural trainer and researcher with a PhD in Intercultural Communication and two Masters degrees, one in Intercultural Communication, and one in Applied Linguistics. He has over 16 years’ experience of teaching English language in Saudi Arabia. His broad array of expertise and depth of skills in the development of intercultural communication competence and cross-cultural psychology and teaching English to speakers of other languages. He is the founder of OITER, the Organization of Intercultural Training, Education and Research. Currently, Faris’s work is centered on teaching and research projects in the development of intercultural communication competence of international students. He has presented his works at international conferences.


Date and time:

27 Mai 2021 | 5 pm – 7:30 pm Amsterdam time



This 2,5 hours workshop is FREE of charge, nevertheless in exchange we will be asking you to deliver an honest and constructive feedback by the end of the session.