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Addressing Royalty in the Middle East

Dear Dr. Dave and Dr. Dee,

I will be traveling to the Middle East. What is the custom when addressing royalty as well as members of the cabinet and ministry?


Need Advice

Dear need Advice,

Middle Eastern royalty is addressed similar to that of Western royals, with 'Your Royal Highness.' Ministers and ambassadors are addressed as 'Excellency,' which is a standard international designation. Learning key words and phrases of the country you will be visiting is helpful, too (

When traveling abroad, it's a good idea to contact the U.S. State Department for information about the country of destination. In addition, see for travel tips to foreign countries.