The following is a list of suggested reading to familiarize yourself with living overseas, as well as understanding the Gulf region's culture, and religion.
- Understanding Arabs-A Guide for Westerners by Maragaret Nydell. USA 1996 174 pages ISBN 1-877864.
- Saudi Customs and Etiquette by Kathy Cuddihy Copyright 1990 Peregrine Publishing, B-57, 101 Repulse Bay Road Hong Kong
- Culture Shock! United Arab Emirates by Gina L. Crocetti
- Lonely Planet Arabian Peninsula by Frances Linizee. 2004 ISBN 1741042941
- From Boston to Beijing: Managing with a World View by Nancy J. Adler