Etiquette in Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan is located in Central Asia and has a population of 31.6 million people.

The nation is a unitary presidential constitutional republic.

The official language of Uzbekistan is Uzbek. The recognized regional language is Karakalpak, while the de facto language is Russian.

Most citizens follow Islam.

The currency of Uzbekistan is the Uzbekistan som.

General Etiquette

Anticipate that people will feel comfortable standing close to you while speaking, in particular between members of the same sex. There may also be a good deal of eye contact. Some older Uzbeks may touch during conversation.

Dress Etiquette

Conservative yet stylish clothing is preferred, in particular by men. Women may dress both formally and informally in public. However, jeans and t-shirts are not appropriate in a business setting.