Brunch Etiquette in Abu Dhabi
However, is there a standard of accepted behavior at these affairs? Let me sketch a scenario for you: I am sure you have seen the guy at the buffet stations, balancing a plate with more food on it than a smorgasbord celebrating Spring, while in the other hand he is carrying a dessert bowl. Have you ever been tempted to go to him and say, "You do realise the buffet is here for the next 3 hours and they are unlikely to run out food. Are you expecting a nuclear winter?" I guess your politeness prevents you from going through with this. This leads one to the question: Is there etiquette for brunch that goes deeper than acceptable dress code? As long as there are people, there will always be a need for etiquette. Here follows some tips for brunch behaviour.
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Dress up. Come on. In a time when everything is becoming casual and easy, it is refreshing to see men, women and children talking extra care with their dress. We have microwave dinners, short messages on twitter, instant coffee, add water and stir juices - how about taking that extra time to look good, but appropriate? Iron that shirt, wear those pumps and splash on a suitable amount f perfume or cologne. Live.
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Pics taken at the above brunches in Abu Dhabi.