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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #705 on: August 28, 2017, 01:38:39 PM »
Thank you.  :)
Thank you?   ???

You can't go wrong w the PH if the cost isn't an issue

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #706 on: August 28, 2017, 01:51:09 PM »
You can't go wrong w the PH if the cost isn't an issue
Thanks. Points and cash (10,000 + $113) seems like a good deal.  Pretty excited about this!

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #707 on: August 31, 2017, 06:47:57 PM »
Does anyone have any experience staying at, or even visiting, Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates? I know that @Yehoshua considered it but ended up at PH.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #708 on: August 31, 2017, 10:24:05 PM »
I stayed at PH AUH and it was incredible.

One of the best rooms we've stayed in.  Also had zero issues with storing our food.
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #709 on: November 01, 2017, 03:53:47 PM »
I know Dan used Google Fi. Can I just buy a SIM card for my iPhone 6 or 7 at the airport?  What should I expect to pay for a 1 or 5 MB?

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #710 on: November 01, 2017, 04:01:56 PM »
I know Dan used Google Fi. Can I just buy a SIM card for my iPhone 6 or 7 at the airport?  What should I expect to pay for a 1 or 5 MB?

Yes, it's cheap.  When you exit the baggage room turn left and it will be on your left hand side.  Du is the carrier.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #711 on: November 01, 2017, 09:16:43 PM »
Yes, it's cheap.  When you exit the baggage room turn left and it will be on your left hand side.  Du is the carrier.
Perfect. Thank you.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #712 on: November 05, 2017, 09:25:00 PM »
I realize there's wide personal variation in practice, but I am seeking advice for tipping in Dubai, particularly at the Park Hyatt.

Valet parking... 5AED? 10AED?

Bags to my hotel room... 5AED per bag?

How about when they bring my heated meal to my room?

Housekeeping?

Thanks.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #713 on: November 05, 2017, 09:56:24 PM »
I realize there's wide personal variation in practice, but I am seeking advice for tipping in Dubai, particularly at the Park Hyatt.

Valet parking... 5AED? 10AED?

Bags to my hotel room... 5AED per bag?

How about when they bring my heated meal to my room?

Housekeeping?

Thanks.
tip whatever you normally tip. Just convert to AED 

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #714 on: November 05, 2017, 10:43:06 PM »
tip whatever you normally tip. Just convert to AED

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #715 on: November 10, 2017, 06:31:31 AM »
Greetings from Dubai. Will try to do TR at some point, but wanted to shout out Arabian-Adventures.com.  Daughter and I did the morning dune safari, about $60 pp, great value.  Picked us up from hotel in well maintained late model Toyota Land Cruiser — very comfortable.  Four others pax picked up at their hotels.  About 45 mibutes to the conservation area. About an hour total pounding the dunes —. Very, very fun.  Do not do if you routinely get car sick.  Saw oryx, impala, and “land fish” (kind of lizard). Five minute camel ride — was plenty for us, just wanted the pic.   Ride down the dune on a snowboard. Could have done several times but once was fine for us.   Breakfast at the “camp” was from a French bakery — people seemed to enjoy the croissant and muffin.  The fruit cup was fair — a little nosh. Soft drinks and water.  They had coffee and tea but no paper cups so I passed.   I thought it was good value. Maybe the only down side is the drive to the conservation area 45 minutes each way, but that’s the nature of this deal.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #716 on: November 10, 2017, 11:30:27 PM »
Greetings from Dubai. Will try to do TR at some point, but wanted to shout out Arabian-Adventures.com.  Daughter and I did the morning dune safari, about $60 pp, great value.  Picked us up from hotel in well maintained late model Toyota Land Cruiser — very comfortable.  Four others pax picked up at their hotels.  About 45 mibutes to the conservation area. About an hour total pounding the dunes —. Very, very fun.  Do not do if you routinely get car sick.  Saw oryx, impala, and “land fish” (kind of lizard). Five minute camel ride — was plenty for us, just wanted the pic.   Ride down the dune on a snowboard. Could have done several times but once was fine for us.   Breakfast at the “camp” was from a French bakery — people seemed to enjoy the croissant and muffin.  The fruit cup was fair — a little nosh. Soft drinks and water.  They had coffee and tea but no paper cups so I passed.   I thought it was good value. Maybe the only down side is the drive to the conservation area 45 minutes each way, but that’s the nature of this deal.
Dune safari is nice and fun, enjoy your trip.
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #717 on: November 12, 2017, 02:03:17 PM »
Dune safari is nice and fun, enjoy your trip.
Thanks.  Gotta also say that the Park Hyatt Dubai absolutely rocks (as others have said here).