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Dear Oriflame Directors, Welcome to Dubai, a magnificent city where anything is possible and your dreams can come true. We are so excited that you will be joining us for the most incredible Gold Conference ever! This achievement is real proof of your determination and commitment to being the best.
RELAX and REVITALISE
Dubai is a modern and vibrant city, steeped in rich cultural traditions and history. During your stay you will experience an endless array of attractions from world-class entertainment, shopping, and dining. From the moment of arrival, you will be immersed into a dream world that will leave you in awe. The conference is set up with a varied and interesting program that you will surely enjoy. For six unforgettable days you will celebrate your success, share inspiration and discover the pristine beauty of this desert wonderland together with fellow leaders. It is a chance for you to meet new people and expand your personal and professional network. This is your conference, so we encourage you to have fun and make the most of it. Best wishes for a memorable and enriching experience, The Members of the Regional Senior Management Team
Magnus Alsterlind Senior Director HR & Sales Force Training EMEA
Karolina Georgieva RD EMEA Balkan & MD Romania
Jolanta Pastor Vice President Marketing EMEA
Thomas Ekberg Senior Vice President & Head of EMEA
Fredrik Nilsson Regional Director EMEA North Joacim Ek Senior Director Sales EMEA
• 100% NATURAL • CONTAINS ANTIOXIDANTS Johan Larsson Vice President EMEA Central & MD Poland
Henrik Johannesson RD Middle East & Africa
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LIST of nations
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Bosnia and Herzegovina
Arrivals No official plan on this day
Thursday, August 22
Atlantis Ballroom 12.00
Wednesday, August 21th
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Friday, August 23
Sunday, August 25
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Saturday, August 24
Day 5 Slovenia
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Monday, August 26th
Atlantis Ballroom 20.00
19:30 n! s ope Door
No official plan on this day
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Breakfast will be served daily in 3 different restaurants - all with the same menu. • Saffron Restaurant (West Tower): 6:30 am – 10:30 am • Kaleidoscope Restaurant (East Tower): 6:30 am – 10:30 am • Rostang Restaurant (East Tower): 7:00 am – 9:00 am
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Conference Team The conference team is here to make your stay as pleasant and enjoyable as possible. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have and provide assistance in any situation. For your convenience, we have set up a Conference Team Desk in the West Towers by the entrance to the conference center area. There will be local guides at the desk and they will be providing information about Dubai and other activities. Payment for optional tours can only be made in cash (Euros, US Dollars and Dirhams). Morning: Afternoon:
9:00 – 13:00 15:00 – 18:00
Atlantis The Palm, Crescent Road, Palm Island – Atlantis The Palm – United Arab Emirates Tel: +971 4 426 0000 (24 hours) www.atlantisthepalm.com In case of emergency call +971 50 625 4998
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The Atlantis is a 5-star luxury hotel situated on the world’s largest man-made island, Palm Jumeirah. It offers breathtaking views of the Arabian Gulf and Dubai skyline. The hotel boasts modern, spacious rooms, 20 restaurants and bars, and a myriad of attractions. Guests can also indulge in a moment of tranquility at the Atlantis Spa and Fitness Centre, with 27 sublime treatment rooms. 7
Arrivals When you arrive in Dubai, you will need to present your previously received E-visa at the immigration counter. Some visitors may be asked to do an eye scan at random. Once you pass through immigration and receive a passport stamp, you may proceed to the luggage belts to collect your baggage and walk outside the terminal. Your pick up will be waiting at the arrival gate of the airport holding a sign with “Oriflame Group” written on it. Hotel check-in is at 15:00 and check-out is at 12:00. If you arrive early you may store your luggage inside the hotel and use all of the facilities (health club, beach, pool, changing rooms, Aquaventure and The Lost Chambers). Early arrivers will also be able to enjoy breakfast at the hotel. The conference team will be available to assist you and help you get settled in. The first day of the conference is a time for you to relax. Take this chance as the next five days will be filled with lots of excitement and fun!
notes • If you wish to use the mini bar and have cashless transactions in the hotel, please leave your credit card details upon check-in. • All rooms are non-smoking. You can smoke on your balcony or in designated areas. • Free WiFi access is available in the hotel. Please ask Conference Team the Oriflame password.
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PLANT STEM CELLS Arrivals to Charles de Gaulle airport or Orly airport in Paris and then transfer to the Hotel Concorde La Fayette.
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n! s ope Where: Atlantis Ballroom (Conference Center, West Tower) Door Start: 12:00 Dress Code: Business Meals: Conference will include coffee break at 11:30 and lunch. Coffee will be served at the end. Seating: Please check banners outside ballroom to find your place.
LUNCH Lunch will be served in the Asateer tent outside of the conference center. It is approximately a 200m walk. Please follow the directions provided by the Conference Team.
Special reminder! Don’t forget this booklet with coupons for headset. Please exchange headset after the conference for your own pack of new Oriflame products!
Ex Yugoslavian countries
Special note! Conference Room doors will open at 11:30am and will close at 12:00pm sharp. Once the doors are closed, no further entrance will be allowed.
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Welcome Party Where: Meydan Hotel Dress Code: Arabic dress-up party Departures: Buses leave at 18:45 from the conference center in the West Tower. Estimated 30-40 min from the Atlantis. travel time: Members of Cars will be leaving at 19:15 from Global Top15: the main hotel lobby Return: First buses back to the hotel will leave at 22:30
Join us for the Welcome Party at the Sky Bubble in Meydan Hotel. On this special night you will be transported to the fairytale world of 1001 Arabian Nights. From Arabian styled music and belly dancing to traditional Arabic cuisine and Shisha stations, an evening of opulence and enchantment awaits you.
Don’t forget to dress up!
Special note! There are 5 drink coupons for you in this brochure. Please bring some extra cash (AED only) if you would like to enjoy more drinks at the cash bar.
Please come dressed in your favourite Arabianthemed costume. Women can wear silky Arabian styled pants with sleeveless princess tops and a jeweled headband. Men can wear brocade designed vests, gold-coloured belt and a head dress.
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A favourite travel destination for racing enthusiasts and leisure guests alike, the Meydan is the longest hotel in world, stretching out an amazing 1.6km. It also claims the prize as the world’s first ever 5-star trackside hotel. Situated beneath Meydan’s iconic crescent roof, is the impressive Sky Bubble, which offers a breathtaking 360 degree view of Dubai’s skyline. It accommodates up to 4,500 guests on three levels that can be accessed separately. EMEA Oriflame Gold Conference 2013 – 13
Gala Dinner Please take a moment to familiarise yourself with the order of awards: • New Gold Directors • New Senior Gold Directors • New Sapphire Directors • New Diamond Directors • New Senior Diamond Directors • New Double Diamond Directors • New and Reconfirmed Executive Directors and higher.
tlantis Ballroom (Conference Center, A West Tower) Start: 20:00 Dress Code: Evening attire Seating: Please find your table number on the Gala Dinner invitation inside the Welcome Pack. You’re invited to a special gathering at the Atlantis Ballroom, where we will celebrate the success of Oriflame’s very best! Majestic and massive, this unique ballroom transforms any occasion into an unforgettable experience. The event will be held in style of a Venetian Masquerade Ball, which promises an evening full of mystery and surprises. Please feel free to bring your own mask to wear. The celebrations will conclude in grand style with a live concert featuring the Middle East’s most sought after singing 14 – EMEA Oriflame Gold Conference 2013
sensation – Salha and the Million Dollar Band! It will truly be a night to remember as we recognize our stars.
If you have achieved a new title or titles – congratulations! You will be recognized by our Management and over 1000 guests on stage during the Gala Dinner. The exact timing of each recognition will be printed in the Gala Dinner menu. For more information, please contact your Managing Director.
Points of interest
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INTERNATIONAL MEDIA AND PRODUCTION ZONE
N’Dulge Club Embassy Dubai Buddha-Bar Dubai Hospital
Attractions Burj Khalifa Burj al Arab Dubai Marina Souk al Bahar
Burj Khalifa/ Dubai Mall
Approx. Taxi Cost
Mall of Emirates
Burj Al Arab
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Atlantis, The Palm The Meydan Madinat Jumeirah Grand Hyatt Dubai Jumeirah Beach Hotel Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
DUBAI FESTIVAL Transfer CITY
Amala Restaurant Lalezar Restaurant Zheng-Hes H IG Villa Beach HWAY iZ Restaurant Adel Wahab
Dubai Mall Mall of the Emirates Spice/Gold Souq Madinat Souq
DUBAI SPORTS CITY
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Eating Out Get ready for a culinary experience that is out of this world! Dubai offers an eclectic mix of modern and traditional fare that is as diverse as its people.
Restaurants inside the Atlantis Hotel Seafire Steakhouse and Bar – Wide selection of red and white meats, seafood, and vegetarian options. Dress Code: Smart Casual. Approx. AED 300 per person.
Ronda Locatelli – Classic Italian cuisine from North and South Italy. Dress Code: Smart Casual. Approx. AED 300 per person.
Saffron Restaurant – International cuisine with an emphasis on Asian Specialties. Dress Code: Smart Casual. Approx. AED 250 per person.
Restaurants outside of the hotel (15 min drive from Atlantis) Amala Restaurant – Northern Indian Cuisine. Dress Code: Smart Casual. Approx. AED 380 per person. Where: Jumeirah Zabeel Saray. Lalezar Restaurant – Arabic, Turkish Cuisine. Dress Code: Smart Casual. Approx. AED 380 per person. Where: Jumeirah Zabeel Saray. Zheng-Hes – Cantonese Cuisine. Dress Code: Smart Casual. Approx. AED 380 per person. Where: Madinat Jumeirah. Pai Thai – Authentic Thai Cuisine. Dress Code: Smart Casual. Approx. AED 400 per person. Where: Madinat Jumeirah. Al Muna – International Buffet. Dress Code: Casual. Approx. AED
275 per person. Where: Madinat Jumeirah. Villa Beach – Mediterranean Cuisine. Dress Code: Smart Casual. Approx. AED 375 per person. Where: Jumeirah Beach Hotel. Beachcombers – Asian Cuisine. Dress Code: Casual. Approx. AED 290 per person. Where: Jumeirah Beach Hotel. Junsui Restaurant – Far East Asian Cuisine. Dress Code: Smart Casual. Approx. AED 550 per person. Where: Burj Al Arab. Legends Restaurant – International Steakhouse. Dress Code: Smart Casual. Approx. AED 285 per person. Where: Dubai Creek Golf Club
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Al Dawaar Restaurant – International Buffet. Dress Code: Smart Casual. Approx. AED 290 per person. Where: Grand Hyatt Dubai. iZ Restaurant – Indian Cuisine. Dress Code: Smart Casual. Approx. AED 250. Where: Grand Hyatt Dubai. Abdel Wahab – Arabic, Lebanese Cuisine. Dress Code: Casual. Approx. AED 275. Where: Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai. Karma Kafe – Asian-Californian Cuisine. Dress Code: Approx. AED 310 per person. Where: Souk Al Bahar.
Coupon for Business Conference
Day 2 Thursday, August 22th Business Conference
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3 Friday, August 23
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Night Life The evening is when Dubai really comes alive. The city’s vibrant and colourful nightlife boasts numerous clubs and party hot spots to suit a wide variety of tastes and budgets.
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Dress Code: Smart. Times: 8:00pm-2:00am & until 3:00am on Thursday & Friday. Closed on Saturday & Sunday. Where: Grosvenor House Tower • N’Dulge Arena – House, Electro, RnB and Two, Dubai. Dance www.grosvenorhouse-dubai.com • N’Dulge Lounge – Deep Grooves, Chilled House and Oldskool Vibes One of the most unique nightclubs in Dubai, this club has something for everyone. It has three areas, each with a different ambiance, which include:
• N’Dulge Terrace – RnB and House with an One of Dubai’s most happening nighttime Arabic twist venues. Well-known for its trendy interior, chill-out music and tranquil setting with two Dress Code: Smart Casual. stories and large marina view windows. Times: 7 nights a week from
9:00pm -3:00am. Where: Atlantis, The Palm. www.atlantisthepalm.com/thingstodo/ndulgenightclub.aspx
Dress Code: Smart Casual. Times: 8:00pm – 2:00am & Until 3:00am on Thursday & Friday. Where: Grosvenor House Dubai, Dubai Marina. Embassy Dubai A venue of true sophistication and style, www.buddhabar.com/en/restaurant-bar-budwhich is spaced over three floors and offers a dha-bar-dubai-9 360 panoramic view of Dubai.
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SHOPPING Shopping in Dubai is an experience all on its own, with an abundance of contemporary malls and traditional street markets that will leave you wanting more.
Enjoy Dubai’s cure to jetlag – late night shopping available until midnight!
Souqs Shop in true Arabian style at the many Dubai souqs (covered outdoor markets where goods are bought and sold). There are a number souqs spread across the region. Haggling for price is customary and it is a good idea to plan around 3 hours for visiting. The area is generally very crowded, so the best way to get there is by public transport.
Dubai Mall Opened in November 2008, the Dubai Mall is the world’s largest retail mall. It packs an Olympic-size ice rink, a huge
aquarium and an underwater zoo, several indoor amusement parks and 1200 stores. Even if you are on a strict budget, a trip to this immense shopping centre is not to be missed. Times: Sunday to Wednesday from 10:00am to 10:00pm/ Thursday to Saturday from 10:00am to 12:00 midnight. The easiest way to get there is to take the metro to Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall Station. Find more
Spice Souq – A wonderfully fragrant experience that will tantalise all the senses. The sellers are more than happy to talk about the life and uses of the spices and herbs. Located adjacent to the Dubai Gold Souq.
information about the Dubai Mall at www. thedubaimall.com.
Mall of the Emirates The Emirates Mall is the most popular mall in Dubai and the second biggest after the Dubai Mall.The mall offers more than 460 retail outlets, 14 cinemas. It also houses Ski Dubai - indoor ski resort, Magic Planet - indoor amusement park, and Dubai Community Theatre & Arts Centre. Times: Sunday to Wednesday from 10:00am to 10:00pm/ Thursday to Saturday from 10:00am to 12:00 midnight. www.malloftheemirates.com 24 – EMEA Oriflame Gold Conference 2013
Gold Souq – One of Dubai’s greatest attractions, The City of Gold is the best place to buy some of the finest and purest gold at low prices. The Gold Souq can be found at Deira area and has almost 250 retail stalls. Madinat Jumeirah Souq – Wander through this traditional Arabian souk to discover incredible treasures hidden within. It has many specially selected shops and eateries to entertain throughout the day and into the night. Located at the Madinat Jumeirah resort. EMEA Oriflame Gold Conference 2011 – 25
From visiting the world’s most ambitious modern architecture to skiing in the desert, Dubai boasts a kaleidoscope of attractions for visitors.
THE DUBAI AQUARIUM AND UNDER WATER ZOO
BURJ AL ARAB
Experience the ultimate in opulence at the world’s most luxurious hotel. Designed to resemble the sail of a ship, the Burj al Arab stands in the middle of the ocean and connects to the mainland by a private bridge. The only way to visit is by making a reservation for afternoon tea at one of the restaurants. You can make your reservations at the Conference Team desk.
Visit the world’s tallest skyscraper and take in the awesome view of Dubai in all its glory from the Observation Deck on the 124th floor. Adult ticket price purchased in advanced = AED 140. Adult ticket for immediate entry = AED 400. The average time needed to enjoy At the Top is around 1 hour and 30 minutes. Access is from the lower ground floor of the Dubai Mall.
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Ski Dubai is an indoor winter wonderland located inside the Mall of the Emirates.There are five ski runs (the longest is 400m), a small sledding hill and a freestyle area with jumps. The conditions are ideal with temperatures maintained at a comfortable -2 degrees. Rental equipment and clothing are included in the ticket price. A full-day adult ski pass costs AED 300.
Discover the wonders and mysteries of marine life at the world’s largest aquarium. Set at the heart of the Dubai Mall, this massive aquarium holds 10 million litres of water and features over 30,000 maritime creatures! Opening hours are Sunday to Wednesday from 10:00am to 10:00pm with last admission at 9:30pm/Thursday to Saturday from 10:00am to 12:00 midnight with last admission at 11:30pm. One adult ticket costs AED 70.
DUBAI ICE RINK
Chill out at one of the coolest places in Dubai. The Dubai Ice Rink is the city’s premiere ice skating venue. Located at the Dubai Mall, this Olympic-size rink features world-class facilities and a climate-controlled environment. Complete timings and prices can be found at www.dubaiicerink.com.
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Dubai City tour
(Half Day Tour)
Price per person: 310 AED Minimum number of participants: 10 Full tour length: 09:00 - 13:00 Transport, Guide, water, Dubai museum + Abra fees, Burj Khalifa tickets
The Dubai Museum, housed in the 180 years old Al-Fahidi Fort (the oldest building in Dubai), is awaiting us for the next visit. Then the group crosses the creek on an Abra (Water taxi): local mode of transport to reach the souqs on the other side. In this part of the city the group strolls through the The group will then enjoy a short orientation famous souqs (spice souq & gold souq). tour passing by other highlights of Dubai. We will also on this day visit the Observatory After driving along the creek the group located on the 124th floor of the Burj Khalifa reaches Bastakia, which is a true reminder of – World’s tallest building. the graceful & resourceful Coral & shell-stone architecture. The tour starts with a drive through the residential area of the city passing by impressive Sheikhs palaces among the beach road. The first stop will be at the Jumeirah Mosque, which is a spectacular example of modern Islamic architecture.
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(FULL Day Tour)
Abu Dhabi City tour
Price per person: 250 AED Minimum number of participants: 10 Full tour length: 08:30 - 15:00 Transport, Guide, water
We will visit today the City of Abu Dhabi, the capital of United Arab Emirates. Much of the city lies on an Island and was a home of the Baniyas Tribe in 1761, being an island it offered security as well as excellent grazing, fishing and water supplies. The discovery of oil in 1958 led the city to a dramatic change into one of the most modern and sophisticated cosmopolitan cities in the Middle East.
The tour starts with a visit to the Sheikh Zayed Mosque which is the 8th largest mosque in the world. It has the world’s largest hand stitched carpet and largest Chandelier among its other accolades. We also pass by the road with all the palaces of the Sheikhs and after a quick stop at the Emirates Palace (A complete wonder of modern architecture) we head to the Abu Dhabi heritage Village to get a great taste of this destination’s history and culture.
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FERRARI WORLD VISIT
(FULL Day Tour)
(HALF Day Tour)
DESERT ACTIVITIES ITINERARY
Price per person: 525 AED Minimum number of participants: 8 Full tour length: 10:00 - 13:00 Transport by 4x4, Water, Dune Bashing, Sand boarding
Price per person: 500 AED Minimum number of participants: 10 Full tour length: 11:00 - 17:30 Transport, Guide, water, Ferrari World Ticket (Normal entry)
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This is a great option for the day’s activities. We take you to the latest major attraction in the UAE – Ferrari World. It is set to be the largest indoor theme park, sitting under a roof designed in the style of the classic double curve body shell of a Ferrari GT car.There are over 20 rides and attractions at the park ensuring there is enough fast paced action and excitement to satisfy every guest.
No trip to Dubai would be complete without experiencing the fun and excitement the desert has to offer. We can tailor make a desert excursion packed with exciting activities. We depart your hotel and head for the desert where the group can experience Dune Bashing and Sand Boarding and Quad Bikes before returning back to the hotel.
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Dubai Essentials The second largest of the seven United Arab Emirates, Dubai is located on the southern shore of the Arabian Gulf. Dubai is a desert city with very high temperatures in the summer. Please read through this section in order to enjoy a safe and comfortable stay.
Dubai has many modern and well-equipped medical centres. Dubai Hospital is one of the best health institutions in the Middle East, and is situated on Sheikh Rashid Road in the heart of Dubai. Dubai Emergency Number: 999.
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Dubai is in the Gulf Standard Time (GST) zone and is GMT +4.
Dubai has a sub-tropical, arid climate. August in Dubai is very hot, humid and dry.Temperatures range from a low of about 30°C to a high of 48°C.
Lightweight summer clothing is recommended for most of the year. Dubai has a very relaxed dress code, however most restaurants require smart casual with no opentoed shoes. Care should be taken not to give offence by wearing clothing that could be considered too provocative or revealing. A brimmed hat and sunglasses of good quality are advised to protect yourself when in direct sunlight.
The official language is Arabic, but English is widely spoken and understood. Both languages are commonly used in commerce and trade.
Due to the high temperatures in Dubai, it’s important to drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration. Tap water is quite safe to drink, but visitors usually prefer bottled water.
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RULES OF CONDUCT
Dubai is a very liberal city, however it pays to remember that you are visiting an Islamic country. It would be wise not to take these laws lightly as you could face fines or imprisonment if someone takes offence and reports you.
In most public areas shorts and skirts should be of appropriate length. This means that knees and shoulders should be covered. Clothing should not indecently expose parts
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of the body, be transparent, or display obscene or offensive pictures and slogans. If you are deemed to be inappropriately dressed in a shopping mall you may be requested to leave.
Alcohol is available in the hotel’s restaurants and bars. However, restaurants outside the hotel are not permitted to serve alcoholic beverages. Public intoxication is subject to fines or imprisonment. SMOKING Smoking is prohibited in public buildings, malls and shops. Smoking outside designated areas is subject to fines.
DISPLAY OF AFFECTION
Displays of affection in public places do not sit well with the local culture. Holding hands for a married couple is tolerated, but kissing and petting are considered as offensive to public decency. Public displays of affection are liable to be punished by a warning or fine and in some cases may lead to imprisonment or deportation.
Tourist photography is allowed, but it is considered offensive to photograph Muslim women and families. It is also a good idea to ask before photographing men. Photographs of government and military buildings should not be taken.
Swearing, profanities, and all kinds of vulgar language are strictly forbidden in Dubai. All types of aggressive or offensive gestures are considered offensive and liable to fines or imprisonment.
Drugs are forbidden in the strictest terms. If you are caught in possession you could be sent to prison for up to seven years and then deported. Anyone caught smuggling drugs into Dubai are looking at a possible life sentence.
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Getting Around Dubai offers visitors traditional Arabic hospitality together with an unparalleled service industry. The excellent infrastructure allows for easy and affordable transport around the city.
The weekend has traditionally been Thursday afternoon and Friday, although some organizations now close on Friday and Saturday, working through Thursday afternoon instead. Shop hours are similar in their opening times, but most shops remain open until 9.00–10.00pm. Department stores, souqs and many eateries remain open on a Friday, apart from prayer times (between 11.30am and 1.30pm), while larger shops re-open on Friday afternoon around 4.00–5.00pm.
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The monetary unit is the dirham (DHS or AED) which is divided into 100 fils. The dirham is linked to the Special Drawing Right of the International Monetary Fund. It has been held constant against the US dollar since the end of 1980 at a mid-rate of approximately US $1.00 = Dh 3.67.
ATMs or ‘cash points’ are very common in Dubai and can be found throughout the city and inside hotels.
There is no rule that says you must tip in Dubai, however it is deemed good practice by most. Restaurants and bars often include a service charge of between 10% and 15%. It is common to tip taxi drivers by rounding up to the nearest AED 5.
Despite all the modern modes of transport, taxis are still the most popular and convenient way to get around Dubai. The beige-coloured Dubai cab can be spotted almost everywhere. There is a minimum spend in each cab of 10 dirhams. Remember, paying with small notes or exact change is highly appreciated. Most taxi drivers are friends and speak enough English to get you where you want.
All major credit cards and debit cards (American Express, Diners Club, Visa, MasterCard, etc.) are widely accepted in most hotels and larger stores. Most Souqs accept only cash, while a few accept credit cards too.
Buses are rarely used by tourists and it is advised to travel around the city by taxi or metro. However, for a good hop on – hop off, type of tour try the Big Bus Company. It runs two routes; the blue route through Jumeirah, and the red route through the older parts of Dubai. One ticket costs AED 175 and covers 24 hours of riding.
The world’s longest and most advanced driverless metro system. Opened in 2009, the Dubai Metro spans an astounding 75 km, operates 43 stations. The metro travels at an average speed of 45km per hour and serves around 1.2 million passengers every day. Tickets range from 2 dirham to 6.50 dirhams and can be bought at any station. Trains run from 6am to 11pm, Saturday to Thursday and from 2pm to midnight on Fridays
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conference online App for Oriflame Gold Conference 2013
A special mobile App that you can use on your iPad, iPhone, Android device is available for download for the conference participants.
Please take a moment to read through the guidelines below, to make the departure process for you and your travel companions as easy and pleasant as possible.
HOW TO DOWNLOAD Check email You will receive log-in credentials in your email before the conference.
instalL the app Visit http://online. oriflame.com/conf/ or scan this QR code.
LOG-IN Copy your log-in credentials previously sent and paste it into the App.
important information you can FiND from the app: • Check out time is officially at 12:00 and you must vacate your room at this time. If you have a late afternoon or evening departure, we will designate rooms where your luggage can be stored until your transfer time. • Double check your room and safety deposit box before you depart and make sure you leave nothing behind. • Everyone should bring their luggage downstairs and to the Conference Center where transfers to the airport will be leaving (please call Reception for help carrying luggage). • Please make sure that your travel document, cash, medication, and other personal
items are packed inside your carry-on luggage. • Please make sure that you have settled any personal expenses with the hotel prior to your departure. • At the airport, you will need to check-in your luggage yourself. • Please note that there are many travel restrictions on the type of toiletries and amount of liquids you may take on-board. Please keep in mind that any one item cannot exceed 100 ml and that all cosmetics/ liquids you have in your carry-on luggage must fit into one clear, quart-sized plastic bag.
Introduction • Welcome Message
Media View photos and PDFs of: • Atlantis Hotel map • Newsletter • Brochure • Participants • Conference activities •Product Launches
Agenda • Conference schedule and practical information Alerts • Push Notification Feed • Interactive Feedback and Commenting
Places • Google map of Atlantis, Meydan and other Dubai sights and attractions.
IMPORTANT! Please note that you will not get a letter with information about departure. Information regarding this can be obtained at the Conference Team Desk 2 days before departure. Please check flight times and time of departure. It is important to make sure you are on time for your scheduled transfer – the buses will leave approximately 4 hours before your flight departure time. Buses leave promptly and will not wait for latecomers. 38 – Asia Oriflame Gold Conference 2013
Visit www.dubaigoldconference2013.com and see all the photos and videos from the events. You will also receive these on CD or USB upon your return. Your local staff should contact you one week after the conference.
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Published on Aug 6, 2013