Behavior and Etiquette: Etiquette for Women

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There are some practical considerations to keep in mind. Women should never travel alone. Not just because it could be dangerous, but it could also offend the sensibilities of the Muslim population. The best travel companion would be a man, but remember not to show any type of affection between the two (even friendly affection). When traveling with a man, a woman can only play three roles: as a wife, a sister, or a friend. It is best that a man introduces a woman as his friend/work associate or "sister" (unless the two of you are really married). It is not appropriate to say to anyone that you and the man are dating (even if you really are). Finally, remember that men and women generally do not interact, so it is best to wait to be introduced and only shake hands if one is offered.

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