Success Advisory Services

Consultancy and Business Solutions:

Congratulations! You have just taken the first step to outperform your global competitors, armed with the correct business strategies, your company’s transition will be smoother and more cost effective when setting up or doing business in the UAE. 

We also take care of Business Services for the quintessential businessman or woman. We take the hassle out of your business set up whilst you hustle. Our company is a Business Solutions company, located in Dubai. Established by Maria Hall, a British expat, offering guidance in managing  business dealings successfully for business continuity in the multi-cultural arena of UAE. 

1. Business Set Up in UAE. Having  a true comprehension of the regional Protocols and 25 years local knowledge, you will be able to navigate through the mire of legal, tax and banking complications.  You will discover how to get started and succeed in the Middle East.

2. Cultural  Orientations, WHY? Essentially how to nurture  Inter-Cultural relationships with  stake holders, clients, customers, colleagues and employees.

Our training addresses some typical business problems:

  • Lack of team work amongst multi cultural team players
  • Sloppy personal presentation, hygiene or grooming.
  • Unprofessional or inconsistent client and internal communications.
  • Poor conduct on the phone or sloppy emails with colleagues and/or clients.
  • A lack of awareness of body language and stance.
  • Lack of awareness of cultural behaviours  in your host country. Trainings are designed for:
  • Corporate executives, teachers, electees, assignees, sales, operations and marketing teams.
  • Essentially, anyone responsible for external or internal relationships. 
  • Graduates and trainees who are entering the workforce locally or abroad.

3. Corporate Concierge Services.

Corporate Relocation Services and UAE Cultural Tours. High level of personalized services, quality confidential consulting and arrangements, safeguarding VIPS and security detail.  Leveraging our global network of trusted partners to offer negotiated rates, providing an integrated travel solution for corporate travellers 


About Maria Hall 

Maria B. Hall, CEO of Success Advisory Services is a British expat who has spent 25 + years working initially in Saudi Arabia and latterly in Dubai, United Arab Emirates,  specializing in Operations, Relationship Management,  Protocol and Business Development. She has extensive knowledge on all things related to Middle Eastern  Business conduct. She is an Advisory Board Member for Abrahamic and a Management Team Member as an Expert for the Middle East for the Diplomatic World Institute & Magazine. 

Business Set Up is a department run by qualified and experienced consultants with local knowledge and established legal partners, including VAT legalisation and advice.

Maria has acquired significant experience as an official expert and main point of contact for visiting USA Presidents, members of the Saudi Royal Family, Gulf Ministers and VIP dignitaries. Her international career has provided an understanding of the cultural and working practices with emphasis on cultural norms, social variations and nuances in the Middle East arena.  

          Credentials and Accreditations

    • Member of the International Etiquette Consultant Professionals, USA
    • Board Member of Abrahamic Business Circle
    • Middle Eastern Protocol & Intercultural Expert for Diplomatic World Institute and Magazine
    • CBP Business Etiquette and Professionalism Certification, USA ·
    • CBP Train the Trainer Certification, USA ·
    • International Association of Professional Organizations, USA· 
    • International Business Etiquette Consultant, USA
    • Certified Protocol and Etiquette Consultant, CPD Accredited, UK 
    • Business Management Certified, STS, UK
    • Certified Psychometric Assessor Level A and B, British Psychological Society, UK ·
    • Montessori, UK ·
    • TESOL , USA
    • Social Skills Coach  USA


Otherwise known as the Emirates, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a country that is situated in the south eastern side of the Arabian Peninsula. The seven emirates making up the UAE are Ajman, Ras al-Khaimah, Abu Dhabi (which is the capital), Dubai, Sharjah, Umm al-Quwain, and Fujairah.

Tolerance : Emiratis are renowned for having a tolerant attitude to all races and creeds that is unmatched in the Middle East. The U.A.E has often been cited as an example of a prosperous and safe country, with a large population of expatriates . The U.A.E has become a favorite tourist stopover for those wishing to get a flavor of an Arabic culture or international companies establishing legal entities serving their Middle Eastern clients. An established business hub in the GCC.

The poetry area of the UAE revolves around several themes including satire, religion, love, family, self-praise, chivalry and patriotism. The poems written in the UAE have an immense influence on the culture of the Emirates historically.

The Dubai Culture & Arts Authority was launched in 2008 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President & Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. Dubai’s Culture plays a critical part in achieving the vision of the Dubai Strategic Plan 2021 of establishing the city as vibrant, global Arabian metropolis that shapes culture and arts in the region

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Dubai: In the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business the UAE’s ranking is 11th position globally.  

Ancient or modern Emiratis have been able to successfully merge the modern world with historical traditions. Visitors to the U.A.E. are often struck by the juxtaposition of the ancient and the modern. Hi-tech offices and advanced highways sit side by side with traditional marketplaces and souks (markets).  Emiratis have the ability to absorb many influences without displacing their history and still maintain their heritage and rich culture.

Present day workplaces takes us all over the World both figuratively and literally. As an international professional it is important to know what to expect when doing business internationally. Business professionals, teachers or assignees who hope to profit from their travels in the Middle East, their guiding principles should be flexibility and cultural adaptation. Business Protocol Services helps global leaders, resident expats, assignees, teachers  and individuals to understand and leverage cultural differences, creating more productivity and collaboration with clients as well as enhance their workplace multi cultural environment.