Insha’ Allah – “If God is willing” is a common expression used about time and appointments. The utmost must be done to be in time but “God has the final control”. Things can happen that may delay you, an accident, you will receive unexpected guests that must be entertained etc. The time aspect is relative, human relations are more important than timing itself. Punctuality is therefore variable and a meeting scheduled to start at 10am might start on time but may well start an hour or more late. It is also difficult to predict the end time of a meeting with any degree of accuracy - which can make it difficult to visit the UAE and arrange three meetings in the morning, followed by three meetings in the afternoon. Three meetings a day is probably the safest option.