Terms and Conditions

At Barefoot Dubai, we are eager to be thoroughly professional and legal, have a read below at our small print. Contact us
if you need to discuss anything at all.

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If you would like to hire us to provide photography services for you then the following procedure applies; You complete the booking form on our website Upon receipt of the enquiry form, duly completed, we will reply to you as soon as is practicable with an estimate for the provision of the Services (“the Estimate”) which will contain both the estimated fee for the provision of the Services (“the Payment”) and a brief description of the Services. This is not a binding offer by us to supply the Services. If you accept the Estimate, you must then email us and make the Initial Deposit Payment described in the Estimate. Once we receive the confirmatory email and the Initial Deposit Payment, we may email you to confirm that we will provide the Services. No contract shall be deemed to exist between us until that time. No variation to the agreed Services shall be permitted thereafter unless we expressly agree in writing to such variation.


In providing the Services, we shall use such reasonable skill as is standard in the photography industry. We shall provide the Services described in the Estimate. In the event that you require services above and beyond the agreed Services, we may provide such services at our sole discretion and at our then applicable hourly rate.


Currencies accepted for payment are United Arab Emirate’s Dirhams. Methods of payment accepted – Visa and Mastercard (cardholder must retain a copy of transaction records and Merchant policies and rules). You must make the Initial Deposit Payment within seven (7) days of the issuing by us of the Estimate. If you do not do so, we reserve the right to withdraw the estimate. Any payments made – you will receive payment confirmation from us by email. The Initial Deposit Payment is non-refundable. The remainder of Payment, after the Initial Deposit Payment has been made (“the Balance Payment”) must be paid on or prior to the provision of the Services, [or the Balance Payment must be paid within 14 days of receipt by you of our invoice, failing which we reserve the right to charge you interest at the rate of 12% from the date the Balance Payment was due until the date the Balance Payment is made.] We will not trade with or provide any services to OFAC and sanctioned countries.

Your obligations

To enable us to provide the Services, you must accept and follow our reasonable requests and directions both prior to and during the photo shoot. If you fail to do so, we reserve the right to immediately terminate the provision of the Services, but you will still remain liable for the entire Payment. Customers using the website who are minor/under the age of 18 shall not register as a user of the website and shall not transact on or use our website. User is responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of his account.

Intellectual Property Rights

All intellectual property rights in the photos that we take, including copyright, remain with us, unless specifically agreed otherwise with you. You consent to our use and licensing of the photographs [for the purposes of advertising our services] You agree that we may keep, show, exhibit, communicate, distribute and/or publish any photographs that we may take.


In the unlikely event that we must cancel the provision of the Services, we shall refund all payments made by you minus deposit. In the event that you wish to cancel the provision of the Services, you must provide us with no less than five (5) [working] days’ notice prior to the scheduled date for the provision of the Services. If you don’t provide the required notice, we are entitled to charge you for the entire Payment. If you do we will refund you minus deposit payment.


Under no circumstances shall our liability to you exceed the amount of the Payment actually made by you.

Governing law and jurisdiction

United Arab of Emirates is our country of domicile. Any dispute arising out of or in connection with any agreement deemed to arise between us, including any question regarding the existence, validity or termination of such agreement, shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of the Dubai International Financial Centre (“the DIFC”). You agree that you shall submit to the jurisdiction of the Small Claims Tribunal (“the SCT”) of the DIFC in any case where the SCT shall have jurisdiction in any dispute arising out of any agreements deemed to arise between us and in particular, the payment of any monies due. [The confirmation of this Agreement shall be taken as the Parties written consent to the SCT having jurisdiction in any such matter.] These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Emirate of Dubai.

Privacy Policy

Information gathered by www.barefootdubai.com – this is www.barefootdubai.com’s (“www.barefootdubai.com”) online privacy policy (“Policy”). This policy applies only to activities www.barefootdubai.com engages in on its website and does not apply to www.barefootdubai.com activities that are “offline” or unrelated to the website. www.barefootdubai.com collects certain anonymous data regarding the usage of the website. This information does not personally identify users, by itself or in combination with other information, and is gathered to improve the performance of the website. The anonymous data collected by the www.barefootdubai.com website can include information such as the type of browser you are using, and the length of the visit to the website. You may also be asked to provide personally identifiable information on the www.barefootdubai.com website, which may include your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. This information can be gathered when feedback or e-mails are sent to www.barefootdubai.com, when you register for services, or make purchases via the website. In all such cases you have the option of providing us with personally identifiable information. 1. USE AND DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION. Except as otherwise stated below, we do not sell, trade or rent your personally identifiable information collected on the site to others. The information collected by our site is used to process orders, to keep you informed about your order status, to notify you of products or special offers that may be of interest to you, and for statistical purposes for improving our site. We will disclose your Delivery information to third parties for order tracking purposes or process your check or money order, as appropriate, fill your order, improve the functionality of our site, perform statistical and data analyses deliver your order and deliver promotional emails to you from us. For example, we must release your mailing address information to the delivery service to deliver products that you ordered. 2. All credit/debit cards’ details and personally identifiable information will NOT be stored, sold, shared, rented or leased to any third parties. COOKIES. Cookies are small bits of data cached in a user’s browser. www.barefootdubai.com utilises cookies to determine whether or not you have visited the home page in the past. However, no other user information is gathered. www.barefootdubai.com may use non-personal “aggregated data” to enhance the operation of our website, or analyze interest in the areas of our website. Additionally, if you provide www.barefootdubai.com with content for publishing or feedback, we may publish your user name or other identifying data with your permission. www.barefootdubai.com may also disclose personally identifiable information in order to respond to a subpoena, court order or other such request. www.barefootdubai.com may also provide such personally identifiable information in response to a law enforcement agencies request or as otherwise required by law. Your personally identifiable information may be provided to a party if www.barefootdubai.com files for bankruptcy, or there is a transfer of the assets or ownership of www.barefootdubai.com in connection with proposed or consummated corporate reorganizations, such as mergers or acquisitions. 3. SECURITY. www.barefootdubai.com takes appropriate steps to ensure data privacy and security including through various hardware and software methodologies. However, www.barefootdubai.com cannot guarantee the security of any information that is disclosed online. 4. OTHER WEBSITES. www.barefootdubai.com is not responsible for the privacy policies of websites to which it links. If you provide any information to such third parties different rules regarding the collection and use of your personal information may apply. We strongly suggest you review such third party’s privacy policies before providing any data to them. We are not responsible for the policies or practices of third parties. Please be aware that our sites may contain links to other sites on the Internet that are owned and operated by third parties. The information practices of those Web sites linked to our site is not covered by this Policy. These other sites may send their own cookies or clear GIFs to users, collect data or solicit personally identifiable information. We cannot control this collection of information. You should contact these entities directly if you have any questions about their use of the information that they collect. MINORS. www.barefootdubai.com does not knowingly collect personal information from minors under the age of 18. Minors are not permitted to use the www.barefootdubai.com website or services, and www.barefootdubai.com requests that minors under the age of 18 not submit any personal information to the website. Since information regarding minors under the age of 18 is not collected, www.barefootdubai.com does not knowingly distribute personal information regarding minors under the age of 18. CORRECTIONS AND UPDATES. If you wish to modify or update any information www.barefootdubai.com has received, please contact info@barefootdubai.com. 5. MODIFICATIONS OF THE PRIVACY POLICY. www.barefootdubai.com. The Website Policies and Terms & Conditions would be changed or updated occasionally to meet the requirements and standards. Therefore the Customers’ are encouraged to frequently visit these sections in order to be updated about the changes on the website. Modifications will be effective on the day they are posted.

Delivery Policy

For a more detailed description of what you receive from us after the shoot look here.

Refund Policy

Once deposit payment is made, this is NON refundable. Any payment made will be returned, if you cancel the shoot within the 5 working days (payment will be made back through your original mode of payment).

Contact Us

PO Box 5000014, Level 14, Boulevard Plaza, Tower 1, Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid boulevard, Downtown, Dubai, UAE Tel : + 971 4 368 0959 Fax : + 971 4 455 8556 Email: love@barefootdubai.com

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ can be found here.

Resources we recommend

We love chatting to new mums and dads, often a lot of the same discussions come up, talking about books or clothing or anything baby, so we made this page, to link to our favourite things, or things we’ve found very helpful for those tricky first days and weeks, when it seems like you need all the help you can get.


Have a read below, if you want us to add any, email them through. We know how it is to be a new mum or dad, everything is new and peculiar – we are pleased to share these valuable resources.

The Baby Bjorn Bouncy Chair

There are hundreds of these ‘bouncy chairs’ on the market, and 99.9% of them are utterly hideous. If you have never filled your house with neon/primary coloured plastic before, why should you when you have a child? The only choice for us was a Baby Bjorn. These are beautiful, carefully designed chairs that also LOOK GOOD. On the practical front,it also folds completely flat, so you can store it out of the way. Putting away the Baby Bjorn actually became a ritual in the evenings. After bath and bedtime, the chair is put away, signifying the end of all things baby and the start of grown-up chat and reconnecting time. Our baby was so small that she couldn’t actually sit in it for the first few months (they need to be a certain weight so that they don’t crumple up in it/slide off, bless) but the average newborn will be fine from day one. They are brutally expensive in Dubai – double the price of Amazon in the UK, but they are worth every single dirham. If you are lucky you might pick one up on Dubizzle or on a Facebook selling group.
Good luck! Press here and here to see.

The Baby Bjorn

The White Noise App

Babies like monotonous sounds… the vacuum cleaner, the washing machine, the hairdryer. Apparently in the womb, it is like sleeping next to a vacuum cleaner! As it isn’t massively practical to carry any of these things round with you, we heartily recommend you invest in a white noise app. This amazing thing CHANGED OUR LIFE. It was $0.99 from the App Store – we are not exaggerating when we say we would have spent thousands on it. It has a good selection of sounds to choose from – we compromised on the ‘Conch Shell’ – a lovely sound of breaking waves, as we couldn’t stand the hairdryer – it also has a timer that you can switch on for the first hour of baby going down in their cot. Once they are asleep it switches off. And the amazing thing is: it then ‘listens’ to your baby. If they rouse, IT SWITCHES BACK ON. There are no words to describe the genius of this. We only discovered this when our baby was about 6 weeks old. We so wish we’d known sooner. It has helped to crack the non-napping in the daytime and she is so used to the routine of it after bath time that her eyes literally close as soon as it is switched on. We now watch the ipad like a hawk – our worst nightmare would be if the battery died! Press here.

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The Swaddle Me Wrap

If you’d been tucked up in a cosy, warm, very tight bed for 8 months or more, you might protest at being dragged kicking and screaming from it without warning. This is what happens to babies when they’re born. And it’s even more of a shock to them if they’re born prematurely, like our baby was. Babies also have a very strong ‘startle’ reflex which means that their little arms twitch without warning, giving them a huge shock. If this happens as they are drifting off to sleep it wakes them up completely. So to make them feel cozy and snuggly, and to stop them startling like crazed ferrets, you swaddle them. We did this from day one, using swaddling blankets. It was the only thing that soothed our baby, but there was one major problem – she could fight her way out of any blanket, and did so frequently. Then we discovered the Swaddle Me pod. It is basically a teeny tiny baby straightjacket – it allows you to wrap the baby up AND velcro them in! The one caveat is that they have to be a minimum weight – 3.2 kilos, which meant that the our baby couldn’t go in it for a few months. Once she could, it was a DREAM. They’re here in Dubai at Babyshop, or order them online from Amazon. Honestly, it will change your life. Press here.

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Remember My Baby

“I went through the loss of our new born exactly 24 years ago almost to the day. We were devastated! They say time is a healer and a doctor… and to some extent of course it is, but such a service as yours, did not exist then. To this day that experience still leaves an indescribable gaping hole in my life to which I know will never be filled. Back then there were social stigmas attached to open grieving and the suggestion of picture taking was abhorrent. From a very personal perspective your initiative is great, it touches a very sensitive nerve, but whilst it is widely used in the USA and Europe, it is a service badly needed here in Dubai.”

Our thoughts and my personal experience of nearly losing Aya have lead us to – Remember My Baby. Remember My Baby is a UK based organisation that have professional photographers volunteering their professional services for the benefit of parents losing their baby, before, during, or very shortly after giving birth. Their goal (and ours) is to offer a service of baby remembrance photography at no cost to any parents suffering the loss of their baby. Whilst losing a baby, is often not talked about, if you have spent any time in the hospital neonatal intensive care unit, as I did, it is a special place, where staff are saving lives (and occasionally failing) every single day. Barefoot Dubai now offers this very much needed service – baby remembrance photography in Dubai, we will come to your hospital and spend a few special moments with you and create some memories for you to keep forever, no payment is needed. Contact us here to discuss.

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