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Dubai Live Long 2020
Dubai Live Long 2020

The Live Long Life in Dubai 
November 14th – 22nd, 2020

Duration: 9 days and 8 nights 
Dates: November 14th – 22nd, 2020
Language: Arabic 
Time: GMT +4
Currency: Arab Emirate Dirham (AED)

Think 4 or 5 star hotel accommodations, city of high-rises, shopping malls, gold and spice souks, pristine sandy beaches, blue water, palm trees, and gourmet food colliding with dune bashing and barbecue dinners at a traditional style Bedouin camp in the desert. Enjoy the Dubai nightlife, Dubai and Abu Dhabi city tours, and visit the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa. Get a taste of the Dubai “brunch life” and turn up at our Live Long Life Yacht Farewell Sunset Party where we will enjoy lunch, cocktails and a DJ as we sail around Dubai. 

*Itinerary may be subject to change. Travelers will be notified if changes occur.

Visiting Dubai

Grand Mosque
Dubai Live Long 2020

Safety
Dubai’s crime rate is relatively low and it is considered as a safe city. However, like many other cities, pick pocketing and other petty crimes are commonplace in Dubai. Be cautious of your surroundings and avoid places which may seem unsafe or suspicious.

Currency
The currency used in Dubai is AED (Arab Emirate Dirham) or Dh. For the latest currency exchange rates, log on to www.xe.com. There are a number of ATMs throughout the city for the convenience of travellers. Also, all major international debit and credit cards are expected at most shopping malls, hotels and restaurants.

Dubai Drinking Laws
The minimum age for the consumption of alcohol in Dubai is 21 years. Even when visiting a bar, you have an identification and age proof with you.
Consuming/buying alcohol without having a valid liquor license is considered to be an offense.
Drinking alcohol in public places in prohibited in Dubai and is punishable under law.
You are not allowed to carry alcohol to the beaches until the beach is a private one and owned by a hotel which has a proper liquor license.
DON’T drive drunk because it can get you thrown in jail, regardless of your blood alcohol level.
Cellular Service for Tourists
A good mobile network operates in Dubai with several international players operating their networks. The 2 main GSM mobile service providers here are Du and Etisalat. Tourists can easily purchase prepaid SIM cards on any of these networks to call both locally and internationally.

Wifi Internet
Dubai enjoys seamless internet connectivity. Most hotels, restaurants, and malls offer free Wi-Fi. Internet is also available on mobile devices by the service providers.

Wearing a bikini on the beach in Dubai
Tourists are allowed to wear appropriate swimwear when bathing on the beach. However, you are expected to wear normal clothing once you leave the beach area as a courtesy to the local Muslim population.

Custom Visa
Make sure you have the following ready before arrival in Dubai:
The traveller’s valid passport with a validity of at six months
A valid 30 Dubai visa
Travel insurance for all medical emergencies

The most reliable source for where you can get all visa related information is the UAE embassy in your country. There are 3 types of visas that you can apply for:
Tourist visa: This valid for 30 days and is renewable.
Transit visa: This is the best option for short trips (if travelling to Dubai for less than four days.)
Visit visa: You can either take the visa for 30 days or 90 days. This visa type is not renewable.

Declarations and Allowances:
Dubai customs allows visitors to enter with goods the value of which does not exceed Dh 3000, without paying import fees, provided:
Items are only for a personal or professional use
Amount of goods are reasonable
Items are not restricted or prohibited

There are certain restrictions on the amount of alcohol and tobacco products that can be brought in under duty free:
400 cigarettes, 50 cigars, and 500 grams of loose tobacco are allowed
4 litres of alcohol/ 2 cartons of beer with 24 cans each are allowed

Prohibited and Restricted Goods:
The following items are prohibited in Dubai. Carrying them with you in any form may lead to strict penalties: Drugs, narcotics, chemicals and organic fertilizers, Khus Khus (poppy seeds) or paan (betel leaves), pornographic material, non-islamic religious pamphlets for missionary activities, fireworks, ivory, weapons and ammunition, laser pens, radar jammers/other unauthorized communication devices, plants or endangered animals, and any other objects which do not adhere to the religious and moral values of the UAE are prohibited here. For a detailed list of all the items, visit http://www.dubaicustoms.gov.ae/

Tipping
Though tipping is not mandatory in Dubai, it is always expected. Dh 10-20 is the ideal tipping amount to porters, waiters or bellboys. 10% of the total bill amount should be given as a tip in restaurants and cafes.
Ride the Metro
If you want to get around like a local, do ride the Dubai Metro. The Metro is so impeccably clean and well maintained that riding it is an attraction on its own. For those of you who are traveling into the city from the airport, the Metro goes directly to the terminals. Choosing which train car to ride in can be confusing. There is a women and children car that only women and children can use. If a man is in it, all of the women will glare at him and bore their souls into him. On the contrary, women can ride in the ‘general public’ car without an issue.

Wear Light and Loose Clothes
Average temperatures in Dubai Desert vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain throughout the year. The hottest months are June, July, and August. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 111.4°F (44.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 87.6°F (30.9°C) at night. If you wear looser clothes, it will help the air to move around your body and won’t make you as hot.

Be Prepared to Dress Modestly
Majority of what you can wear in the West, you can wear in Dubai. Things to stay away from are mini skirts, revealing clothes, too low-cut tops, those are a no go, especially when it comes to the ultra-conservative Abu Dhabi. You can wear shorts providing they are not short shorts, they are at least knee-length. The culture of the UAE is very conservative, so even if you don’t get in trouble for what you’re wearing, expect to see some disapproving stares. You’ve been warned.

Some Places Have Dress Codes
If you choose not to dress conservatively, you won’t be thrown in jail for it or anything like that. Dress code laws do exist but for the most part, they can be fairly lax. Some restaurants may choose to not serve you and you may receive some judgmental stares, but you’re not going to get hauled off. Be aware that the Dubai Mall requires that you cover at least your shoulders and knees, so plan accordingly. We advise that you be respectful to the Muslim faith and culture since you are visitor in their country.

Public Display Affection
The U.A.E. has strict public affection laws. Public displays of affection are considered a strong offense to public decency. Holding hands in public is the furthest that public affection can go.

Photographing Locals Without Permission
This should go without saying, but don’t take a picture of a local without their permission. Nobody wants to have his or her space invaded or have a camera thrust in their face. If you want to take a picture of someone, do it from far away enough that it looks like you’re taking a picture of something else. If you want to take a picture of someone, ask for permission.

Pictures of Government Buildings
If it looks like a really important and official building, just don’t take a picture of it. For the Emirates, they could consider your photo to be an issue of national security. Be discrete.

Dubai Live Long 2020
Dubai Live Long 2020

Itineraries

Saturday, Day 1

Arrivals and Welcome Dinner

Sunday, Day 2

Dubai City Tour + Burj Al Arab Lunch

Included Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Monday Day 3

Dubai Safari

Included Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Tuesday, Day 4

The Live Long Life Pool Party

Breakfast and Dinner

Day 5

Abu Dhabi City and Grand Mosque Tour

Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6

Free Day

Breakfast

Day 7

Atlantis Saffron Brunch

Breakfast and Brunch

Day 8

The Live Long Life Yacht Party

Breakfast and Dinner

Day 9

Final Departure

What’s Included:
Airport shuttle
Hotel fees and taxes
Daily breakfast during hotel operating hours
Tours listed in itinerary
Local hosts
Meals mentioned in itinerary
Entry costs as mentioned
RT transportation according to itinerary
Airport shuttles

Does not include:
Airfare
Tips and gratuities
Travel insurance
Shopping
Credit card hold for hotel incidentals
Anything not listed on itinerary
Beverages and meals not mentioned above
Alcohol
Passport and visa fees
Optional tours

$500 Deposit to secure spot – Non-Refundable.

** No refunds after 24 hours for deposits made. Deposits can be transferred to another trip of your choice within the same calendar year should you have to cancel for any reason. 

 

 

  • Pricing Name
    Start
    End
    Group (Min-Max)
    Pricing
     
  • Pricing Name SGL Special Full payment November
    Start Saturday November 14, 2020
    End Sunday November 22, 2020
    1 - 5 Pax
     
    Available Seats: 20

    Adult ( 1 - 5 Pax ) $0.00 $2,545.00 /Person

    - +
  • Pricing Name DBL Special Full payment November
    Start Saturday November 14, 2020
    End Sunday November 22, 2020
    1 - 5 Pax
     
    Available Seats: 20

    Adult ( 1 - 5 Pax ) $0.00 $1,945.00 /Person

    - +

Dubai’s crime rate is relatively low and it is considered as a safe city. However, like many other cities, pick pocketing and other petty crimes are commonplace in Dubai. Be cautious of your surroundings and avoid places which may seem unsafe or suspicious.

The currency used in Dubai is AED (Arab Emirate Dirham) or Dh. For the latest currency exchange rates, log on to www.xe.com. There are a number of ATMs throughout the city for the convenience of travelers. Also, all major international debit and credit cards are expected at most shopping malls, hotels and restaurants.

- The minimum age for the consumption of alcohol in Dubai is 21 years. Even when visiting a bar, you have an identification and age proof with you.
- Consuming/buying alcohol without having a valid liquor license is considered to be an offense.
- Drinking alcohol in public places in prohibited in Dubai and is punishable under law.
- You are not allowed to carry alcohol to the beaches until the beach is a private one and owned by a hotel which has a proper liquor license.
- DON’T drive drunk because it can get you thrown in jail, regardless of your blood alcohol level.

A good mobile network operates in Dubai with several international players operating their networks. The 2 main GSM mobile service providers here are Du and Etisalat. Tourists can easily purchase prepaid SIM cards on any of these networks to call both locally and internationally.

Dubai enjoys seamless internet connectivity. Most hotels, restaurants, and malls offer free Wi-Fi. Internet is also available on mobile devices by the service providers.

Tourists are allowed to wear appropriate swimwear when bathing on the beach. However, you are expected to wear normal clothing once you leave the beach area as a courtesy to the local Muslim population.

Make sure you have the following ready before arrival in Dubai:
- The traveler's valid passport with a validity of at six months
- A valid 30 Dubai visa
- Travel insurance for all medical emergencies

The most reliable source for where you can get all visa related information is the UAE embassy in your country. There are 3 types of visas that you can apply for:
Tourist visa: This valid for 30 days and is renewable.
Transit visa: This is the best option for short trips (if travelling to Dubai for less than four days.)
Visit visa: You can either take the visa for 30 days or 90 days. This visa type is not renewable.

The following items are prohibited in Dubai. Carrying them with you in any form may lead to strict penalties: Drugs, narcotics, chemicals and organic fertilizers, Khus Khus (poppy seeds) or paan (betel leaves), pornographic material, non-islamic religious pamphlets for missionary activities, fireworks, ivory, weapons and ammunition, laser pens, radar jammers/other unauthorized communication devices, plants or endangered animals, and any other objects which do not adhere to the religious and moral values of the UAE are prohibited here. For a detailed list of all the items, visit http://www.dubaicustoms.gov.ae/

Though tipping is not mandatory in Dubai, it is always expected. Dh 10-20 is the ideal tipping amount to porters, waiters or bellboys. 10% of the total bill amount should be given as a tip in restaurants and cafes.

If you want to get around like a local, do ride the Dubai Metro. The Metro is so impeccably clean and well maintained that riding it is an attraction on its own. For those of you who are traveling into the city from the airport, the Metro goes directly to the terminals. Choosing which train car to ride in can be confusing. There is a women and children car that only women and children can use. If a man is in it, all of the women will glare at him and bore their souls into him. On the contrary, women can ride in the ‘general public’ car without an issue.

Average temperatures in Dubai Desert vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain throughout the year. The hottest months are June, July, and August. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 111.4°F (44.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 87.6°F (30.9°C) at night. If you wear looser clothes, it will help the air to move around your body and won’t make you as hot.

Majority of what you can wear in the West, you can wear in Dubai. Things to stay away from are mini skirts, revealing clothes, too low-cut tops, those are a no go, especially when it comes to the ultra-conservative Abu Dhabi. You can wear shorts providing they are not short shorts, they are at least knee-length. The culture of the UAE is very conservative, so even if you don’t get in trouble for what you’re wearing, expect to see some disapproving stares. You’ve been warned.

If you choose not to dress conservatively, you won’t be thrown in jail for it or anything like that. Dress code laws do exist but for the most part, they can be fairly lax. Some restaurants may choose to not serve you and you may receive some judgmental stares, but you’re not going to get hauled off. Be aware that the Dubai Mall requires that you cover at least your shoulders and knees, so plan accordingly. We advise that you be respectful to the Muslim faith and culture since you are visitor in their country.

The U.A.E. has strict public affection laws. Public displays of affection are considered a strong offense to public decency. Holding hands in public is the furthest that public affection can go.

This should go without saying, but don’t take a picture of a local without their permission. Nobody wants to have his or her space invaded or have a camera thrust in their face. If you want to take a picture of someone, do it from far away enough that it looks like you’re taking a picture of something else. If you want to take a picture of someone, ask for permission.

If it looks like a really important and official building, just don’t take a picture of it. For the Emirates, they could consider your photo to be an issue of national security. Be discrete.

No, hotel fees and taxes are included in the total cost of the trip.

Check out each excursion page for info on airports, arrival and departure dates and visa information when applicable. The first day of the trip or retreat is typically the arrival day. Plan to arrive in the morning or early afternoon to catch one of the shuttles, included in your excursion cost. Each excursion page will specify the ideal arrival time. If you land past the group transportation time provided, you will typically need to make your own way to the hotel or resort. We will provide address & logistics/taxi info if applicable. Plan to depart after 11:00 am on the last day of the excursion. Keep in mind that depending on the destination and where you're flying from, it can take 1-2 days to get to the excursion destination due to time zone changes. The date listed is the date you should arrive, not necessarily the day you fly!

Yes. We understand that it is not always possible to pay for a vacation up front, and we offer flexible payment plans with payments due by the 15th of every month. There is a 5% fee associated with payment plans. Simply click the “PARTIAL PAYMENT” option on the accommodation of your choice. A $500 nonrefundable deposit holds your spot, and you set your payment schedule after that. Be sure to read through our Terms & Conditions before you sign up.

Yes, you can share a room if you're traveling alone. As long as you're cool with us finding you a roommate, in most cases we can help. Just let us know when you make your booking and we'll keep you posted on our roommate finds. We can put you in touch in advance so you can say communicate before your travels. With a shared room you'll get your own bed but a shared bathroom. Beds are either single or queen sized depending on the lodging accommodations and room setup. You can see the details by clicking on each excursion package for more info.

Cancellations and refund requests must be in writing and cannot be made verbally. If a cancellation is received in writing before the final due date of your trip, the non-refundable deposit (less the $50 registration fee) will be retained in addition to any airline, hotel, or excursion imposed fees or cancellation charges. The remaining balance may be put towards a future Live Long excursion or retreat taking place within 365 days of the cancellation approval.
The cancellation/refund schedule is as follows:
All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable after 24 hours of booking your trip.
Registration/administration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
120 days prior to departure date 30% of the total package price is non-refundable
90 days prior to departure date 50% of the total package price is non-refundable
60 days prior to departure date 100% of the total package price is non-refundable
All trip packages must be paid in full 60 days prior to the trip departure date. Failure to complete your payment may result in the cancellation of your trip without refund
In the event of a cancellation or change by Live Long Enterprises or our suppliers, all participating guests will be entitled to a full refund including the initial deposit amount.
Read the rest of our Terms & Conditions for additional cancellation and refund policy details.

You do have the option of arriving early or staying past the end of the excursion in most cases, unless the resort is fully booked after our group leaves. In most cases, you will need to coordinate your extra stay directly with the hotel, but keep us posted on your plans so we can organize to keep you in the same room during your entire stay.

No, airfare is not included in the total cost of the trip.