Admiring objects and gift giving

Arabian Business and Cultural Guide is a 200+ pages guide for visitors, exporters, and international traders to understand the culture, business culture, and how to do business with Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain and other Arab countries. Author: Mohammad Al-Sabt.
When you explicitly admire a possession of your Arabian host, he might feel obligated

to offer it to you even if it is of special value to him. Admiring something should not

be prolonged. When Arabs receive gifts, it is a custom not to open it in front of the giver.

The same is expected when they give someone else a gift.
Occasion Type of gift
Visiting a person in a hospitalFlowers, Chocolate, Fruit
WeddingMoney in envelope (very traditional/tribal: Sheep)
NewbornBaby items, Flowers
Eid (Eid ul-Fitr and Eid ul-Adha Islamic holidays)Small amounts of money given directly to Kids by their parents and relatives. Relatives households and neighbors exchange meat cuts from their sacrificed sheep on Eid ul-Adha. Relatives households and neighbors exchange sweets/dessert dishes on Eid ul-Fitr.
After Ramadan fasting monthNeighborhood Kids get together going from one house to another singing traditional songs at each house they stop at and are rewarded with candy and chocolate that they collect in their simple traditionally made cloth bags. Itís somewhat similar to what kids do in Halloween in other countries.
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