UAE: Perception                                                    

Relax… and put your feet up. Think again!

  • In some Arab cultures, as in other cultures, to show a person the bottom of your shoe is a major insult. It is seen as displaying your lowest, filthiest body part.

  • It's also considered a bad idea to put one's shoes or feeon a desk or other piece of furniture. This is also the case is Japan, Thailand and France—where these moves are considered taboo.

  • An equivalent gesture in the United States might be to flash your bare bottom.

How would you feel if someone did that to you while in a school classroom?