You know the how much should i leave dilemma after every meal or manicure? We put together a guide to help you know the basic rules of tipping. Please note that these are not set rules and alternate from place to place and how good you think the service was.
Waiter: Not less than 10%, usually 15-20% is ideal.
Barista (the person behind the cashier): Leaving 2-3 Riyals/Dirhams in the tipping jar which most likely equals to 10%.
Takeout: No tip necassary
Delivery: Tip is usually around 8-10%.
Grocery Store Bagger: 2 Riyals/Dirhams is recommended
Valet: 10 Riyals/Dirhams is a standard.
Bellman: 5 Riyals/Dirhams or more if it is heavy luggage.
Cab driver: 10%
Gas station attendant: Not necessarily but seeing how they stand in the killer heat of the GCC to serve us we think it is kind to leave a couple of
Luggage porter: 5 Riyals/Dirhams or more if it is heavy luggage.
Hairstylist: Depends on the place
Manicurist: Depends on the place
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