Gwen Stefani three kisses dubai

In many countries across the world, a single kiss is the way to go about a greeting. In the Arab world, multiply that by three.

American singer and songwriter Gwen Stefani knows all about the awkward Arab three-kiss-gesture ... and did not hide it during her Dubai trip.

The star was in the Emirati city to perform at Dubai World Cup. Following her performance, the singer explored the city and customized her own perfume. At the shop, the 49-year-old singer took a velfie with an employee.

In it, she can be heard saying:

"He made me cry, it was so good," she said. She goes on to hug and kiss the shopkeeper. 

"It's three kisses, right?"

It looks like the star had an amazing time in Dubai

She was "really happy" to be in the city

Her performance was LIT

Her energy unmatched

And her goodbyes came TOO early!