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Riyadh Local Customs: 72 reviews and 62 photos

The classic Saudi way of greetng is to give 4 kisses.One on the left cheek and 3 on the right cheek. This apply to both sexes (male to male; female to female)

As for the elders, one way of showing respect is to kiss the right hand and the forehead aside from the kisses on the cheeks.

It is very common for male friends to hold hands in public but this doesn't necessarily mean they have special relationship :-)

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  • Written Feb 7, 2007
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