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Abu Dhabi and Dubai
« Reply #30 on: March 20, 2013, 08:38:28 PM »
Has anyone gone there? was there any problems with being jewish? Having an israeli stamp on your passport?

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Re: Abu Dhabi and Dubai
« Reply #31 on: March 20, 2013, 08:43:02 PM »
There's a thread which was just started here about your question.

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Re: Abu Dhabi and Dubai
« Reply #32 on: March 20, 2013, 08:50:46 PM »
Link?

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Re: Abu Dhabi and Dubai
« Reply #33 on: March 20, 2013, 09:18:30 PM »
Look down about fifteen threads from this one and you will see it.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #34 on: March 28, 2013, 03:53:31 PM »
Anyone have some more info? Any adventurous activities? dessert stuff?

So far only thing set in stone is the skiing... would like to find another thing or two to do as I'm there for a long time..

anyone ever try to order kosher food in the F lounge?

Are taxis best mode of transportation?

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #36 on: March 28, 2013, 05:24:55 PM »
Wow.
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/commentators/johann-hari/the-dark-side-of-dubai-1664368.html
Ive heard the parking lot in DXB is full of expensive cars, since credit is very easy to get but theres debtors prison. So people who lost their job and couldnt pay back loans just left their cars in the airport on the way out.
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #37 on: March 28, 2013, 05:29:51 PM »
Wow.
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/commentators/johann-hari/the-dark-side-of-dubai-1664368.html

This hasn't been posted before?

I feel like it has.

In any event, it gives a new perspective on DXB.
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #38 on: March 28, 2013, 05:30:22 PM »
"Not all who wander are lost"

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #39 on: April 19, 2013, 02:55:23 PM »
I Was in Dubai several Months ago for Shabos, KTM- Big Stopover in AUH-JFK Etihad First Class Suites using AA 90K, AUH Arrivals I was a bit nervous after seeing that our cousins were in full control of Passport control Emigration, all luggage is inspected right after Passport Control which meant my Tefilin and siddur were scanned and no questions asked, my first name in my passport if fully Jewish.

  I stayed at a 5 star Ibn Battuta Hotel which I found on Priceline, I did walk around Dubai with baseball cap, Dubai reminded me kind of Las Vegas with out the Casinos. if anyone has questions about the UAE or Dubai feel free to ask. I did wear my yarmulka on both of my Etihad Flights KTM-AUH-JFK,  KTM-AUH the Arab flight attendent gave me stairs but the European and Asian flight attendants seemed to know passengers like me. the Personal Chef on AUH-JFK was from Bondi Beach, Australia.

 Also when people in the shops or Taxis asked me  where I'm from I said, I'm from Canada did not want to say I'm from the USA.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #40 on: April 19, 2013, 03:13:49 PM »
I Was in Dubai several Months ago for Shabos, KTM- Big Stopover in AUH-JFK Etihad First Class Suites using AA 90K, AUH Arrivals I was a bit nervous after seeing that our cousins were in full control of Passport control Emigration, all luggage is inspected right after Passport Control which meant my Tefilin and siddur were scanned and no questions asked, my first name in my passport if fully Jewish.

  I stayed at a 5 star Ibn Battuta Hotel which I found on Priceline, I did walk around Dubai with baseball cap, Dubai reminded me kind of Las Vegas with out the Casinos. if anyone has questions about the UAE or Dubai feel free to ask. I did wear my yarmulka on both of my Etihad Flights KTM-AUH-JFK,  KTM-AUH the Arab flight attendent gave me stairs but the European and Asian flight attendants seemed to know passengers like me. the Personal Chef on AUH-JFK was from Bondi Beach, Australia.

 Also when people in the shops or Taxis asked me  where I'm from I said, I'm from Canada did not want to say I'm from the USA.

We'd all love to see a Trip Report!

How was Etihad First from AUH-JFK? Did you use the free limo transfer in AUH? How was KTM-AUH? etc
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #41 on: April 19, 2013, 03:47:40 PM »
We'd all love to see a Trip Report!

How was Etihad First from AUH-JFK? Did you use the free limo transfer in AUH? How was KTM-AUH? etc


Arriving into AUH I had an Audi drive me from AUH to Dubai which is a good hour drive, return to AUH Etihad claimed that since I'm on transfer no limo pickup from Dubai, but I could take the free Etihad shuttle bus from Dubai which you get a free bottle of water, I arrived 10pm the night before for my 10am flight because I love good premuim first class lounges, had a great 15 minute massage then had a great veggie dinner with loads if lechaims, had a great shower, smoked in the cigar lounge then was off to bed in the day rooms, woke up to another massage great shower awsome breakfast of bagels lox and eggs.

The flight:
The only first class I've ever flown are CX,Etihad and JL (I will not include AA and UA as a first class) but Etihad AUH-JFK Suites was AMAZING, I did not order KSML but I did pre order Vegetarian and there was also a fish option which was amazing, I did also eat the desserts it was WOW! Then after landing in JFK I had a free suv bring me to my house.


 I do have pics, but can I post veggie meal pics? Don't want maaris ayin on anyone here.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #42 on: April 19, 2013, 03:49:57 PM »

Arriving into AUH I had an Audi drive me from AUH to Dubai which is a good hour drive, return to AUH Etihad claimed that since I'm on transfer no limo pickup from Dubai, but I could take the free Etihad shuttle bus from Dubai which you get a free bottle of water, I arrived 10pm the night before for my 10am flight because I love good premuim first class lounges, had a great 15 minute massage then had a great veggie dinner with loads if lechaims, had a great shower, smoked in the cigar lounge then was off to bed in the day rooms, woke up to another massage great shower awsome breakfast of bagels lox and eggs.

The flight:
The only first class I've ever flown are CX,Etihad and JL (I will not include AA and UA as a first class) but Etihad AUH-JFK Suites was AMAZING, I did not order KSML but I did pre order Vegetarian and there was also a fish option which was amazing, I did also eat the desserts it was WOW! Then after landing in JFK I had a free suv bring me to my house.


 I do have pics, but can I post veggie meal pics? Don't want maaris ayin on anyone here.
interesting....post pics pls :)

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #43 on: April 19, 2013, 03:56:02 PM »
Actually the trip was CX F JFK- HKG-PVG     PEK To the middle of China then train to Lhasa, tibet then driving to Everest base camp then driving Everest base camp to Grand Hyatt KTM. I'll post the pics soon.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #44 on: April 19, 2013, 03:56:45 PM »
Actually the trip was CX F JFK- HKG-PVG     PEK To the middle of China then train to Lhasa, tibet then driving to Everest base camp then driving Everest base camp to Grand Hyatt KTM. I'll post the pics soon.
Sounds like you should start a new thread with a full TR :)
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