Valerie Priscilla Goby, PhD, is a professor in the College of Business at Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates. She has published widely in the fields of business, management, and communication. Catherine Nickerson, PhD, is also a professor at Zayed University, with an interest in intercultural communication and in the use of English in international business. Chrysi Rapanta, PhD, is a post-doctoral researcher at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa and her interests include argumentation. They have lived and worked in the Gulf for a total of 20 years.