Photography workshop “Dubai“ / February 6th – 11th 2019
… “There is a time, there is a time when it’s our turn…” Boris Dvornik says in his Cyclops.
Well, there is a time when a frame must be widened. Our crew is bigger, there are “miles” behind us and we are ready to sail forward.
The next stop is Dubai. This time, everything is a bit different. We will fly into the exotic, hang out for six days, and the photography which we will focus on will be “colorful”, from fashion, landscape and tourism all the way to street photography.
If we also mention that it will be an unforgettable experience, the preface to a story we will write together is finished.
Let’s turn to page one of a new book and immerse ourselves in pleasure…
DAY 1/DAY 2 / ZAGREB – DUBAI – HATTA VILLAGE
Meeting at the airport in Zagreb two hours before the departure. A joint flight TK1056 (Turkish Airlines) at 8 PM. After about 2 hours, landing in Istanbul, local time 12:10 AM. A connecting flight TK762 (Turkish Airlines) takes off at 1:25 AM. The flight is about 4 and a half hours, landing in Dubai is at 6:25 AM local time.
Meeting with a colleague photographer who is also our local guide.
Renting of SUVs and continuing the trip towards Hatta Village. We travel for about 100km, which is about a two-hour ride. We will take a break during the trip.
Upon arriving to Hatta Village, an organized photoshoot. While the models and the scene are getting ready, landscape and tourist photography. Fashion photography will be both individual and group.
Photographing of the sunset which is at 6:06 PM on February 7th.
Accommodation in Holiday Arabian Resort in shared apartments as agreed.
Free time for dinner and socializing.
DAY 3 / HATTA VILLAGE – DESERT – DUBAI
We recommend getting up early to photograph the sunrise which is at 6:59 AM on February 8th.
Breakfast and departure for a location in the desert. All-day photography (fashion, landscape and tourist photography). We will try to accommodate all your special requests regarding photography on these locations.
After the sunset in the desert (6:06PM), departure for Dubai.
Accommodation in Gateway Hotel (according to a previously agreed arrangement.)
Free time for dinner and socializing.
Sharing of experiences, perhaps photography in Dubai, according to wishes.
DAY 4 / DUBAI
After breakfast, photography in Dubai. A stop at a famous Jumeirah Beach with an even more famous sail-shaped hotel – Burj Al Arab – a wonder of modern architecture and one of the most luxurious hotels in the world. Departure for the marine.
Photography according to the schedule agreed on the night before (fashion, street, landscape and tourist photography.)
A possibility of organizing special tours or fieldtrips (pays extra), such as visiting the 125th floor of the tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa, a visit to Dubai Museum, seeing the artificial island of Palm Jumeirah where there are luxurious hotels such as the fascinating theme-hotel Atlantis, a ride on a traditional barge to famous Souks (spices and gold.)
Free time for socializing.
DAY 5 / DUBAI
After breakfast, a photography program in Dubai.
Lunch break and rest.
In the afternoon, continuing the photographing according to schedule, or possible free time for personal activities and programmes (shopping, individual sightseeing.)
In the evening, transport to the airport where we have to be at 11 PM local time.
DAY 6 / ZAGREB
The flight TK761 (Turkish Airlines) at 2:45 AM for Istanbul. Landing in Istanbul at 6:45 AM local time, after an approx. 5-hour flight. Continuing towards Zagreb on flight TK1053 (Turkish Airlines) at 8:05 AM local time and landing in Zagreb at 8:15 AM, after about 2 hours.
The price of the programme is 6.700,00 HRK.
The price includes:
- Accommodation with 3x overnight stays/breakfast according to an agreed arrangement (if you want a single-bed bedroom, it is 1.930,00 HRK extra)
- Possible changing of the hotel (in the same, or a higher category)
- All transport included in the programme
- Local guide (the colleague is a photographer, too)
- Organization and realization of the photo workshop (one or two female models, depending on the number of photographers)
The price doesn’t include:
- Meals and drinks
- Personal expenses
- Tip for the guide
- Possible tours or fieldtrips mentioned in the programme as an option
- Travel insurance
- Return-flight ticket
When applying for the workshop, a deposit of 2.000,00 HRK needs to be paid, and in case of cancelling, cannot be refunded (due to organizing and reservation costs.)
We advise you buy your plane ticket as soon as possible (the price is not fixed, and the number of seats on the flight is limited.) There are other possible flights, but the recommended one is the best in price and utilization of the workshop.
The recommended plane ticket is currently 2.308,00 HRK with fees.
Advice for your trip:
Croatian citizens do not need a visa to travel to UAE. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the planned return to Zagreb (so, minimally until 12th of August 2019.)
Safety at the location is very good, and Dubai is considered to be one of the safest destinations in the world.
We recommend you stick to the law and local customs.
Consumption of alcohol is allowed only in special places designed for this purpose. Not abiding to this, or getting drunk, is punishable by prison time.
It is forbidden to take any medication into the country with you. If needed, you have to ask for a special permit: http://www.mvep.hr/hr/konzularne-informacije/informacije-o-putovanjima/opce-informacije/ujedinjeni-arapski-emirati,143.html
Photographing of local citizens is prohibited (particularly women and children, especially in traditional clothing.) We will try to enable you to take photos of this in association with our colleague/guide.
We would advise that you bring your tripod, it can come in handy with prolonged exposures, among other things, such as enough memory cards, chargers, filters or flashes.
The power grid matches ours in strength and voltage, but the plugs are 3-poled, so be sure to bring an adapter for it.
And in the end, we recommend you get travel and health insurance.