In reality though, a blind eye is turned towards relationships that are pursued with discretion and in privacy.Women Sensitivity is needed when men are talking with men about women.While general remarks and jokes about women seem to be acceptable with the vast majority of people, asking or talking about specific (female) members of the family is not.(HSBC’s female investment advisors wear skin tight jeans, presumably to soften us before their pitch. ))Safety“Johnny’s grandparents are very worried about him ... This was an email I received about a journalist friend coming to Qatar to cover the Asian games.
Covering arms and legs would probably be appropriate in the work place, but otherwise unnecessary.
Bikinis and skimpy bathing costumes are fine in the right place – i.e. You don’t need to cover your head if you don’t want to, and nor do many (non-Qatari) Muslims.
I have been gently chided several times for asking a wife’s name.
It is instead customary to ask the general “Keif a leila? ”It is acceptable for men to talk to Qatari women in the correct situation i.e. Men are unlikely to meet a Qatari woman in a social situation. Sex outside marriage is illegal and can be punished.
Clothing If you see yourself dressed in mysterious black, face covered, as you glide across the floor, that’s fine.