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I just came back from Niagara Falls NY side just a good point to know to save allot of time . when u go to buy tickets for the Cave of the Winds there is 2 places one next to each other . so i went to the first one it was 11:30 and they told me no tickets till 2. so i had no choice bought waited there for 2 hours . then i went to the next place and i sew they gave tickets for max 20 min wait . so i asked them why so they told me they don't get to many slots . so when  i sew a Yid i told them go to the other place . and i saved about 8 family the 2 hour wait. so i think u should be aware of it . learn from my mistake .

Trip Reports / Re: SAM28 DUBAI/ Uman / Budapest Kerestir TR.
« on: June 29, 2020, 05:31:57 PM »
Photography pictures taken on the top of BURJ KHALIFA







Trip Reports / Re: SAM28 DUBAI/ Uman / Budapest Kerestir TR.
« on: June 28, 2020, 03:19:48 PM »
Day 4 Feb 14

We woke up about 6am and left to the airport.

Our flight was DXB to KBP. It was a 9:30am flight, flight time was 6 hours. We flew Fly Dubai Business class. It was from the small terminal, we didnít get to see the large Dubai Airport. 

The flight was fast and great. It was a new plane which had lie flat seats.
We went to Uman for Shabbos. It was a very nice relaxing Shabbos. We stayed at the Choshen Hotel. The service and the food was very good.

Small lounge


Bus to the flight for business class only







Does anyone know if anything is open on the us side of the Falls ?

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Monsey Master Thread
« on: June 22, 2020, 03:51:43 PM »
looking for someone in Monsey to install a  remote starter for toyota highlander any one knows anyone doing it ?

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looking for someone in Monsey to install remote starter for toyota highlander?

Trip Reports / Re: SAM28 DUBAI/ Uman / Budapest Kerestir TR.
« on: June 19, 2020, 12:23:22 PM »
First half of the day we spent relaxing and sitting by the beach under the sun.

Some pictures of the morning by the beach /pool


They give you some cold water by the beach with ice




As per Dansdeals we booked a lunch online at Burj Al Arab for 1:30pm. So that we can go in and see the only 7-star hotel in the world. It cost us $750 for 2. We hoped we would be able to cancel once there. We hoped for the best.

We took an Uber from our hotel. Once you get to the front of the hotel I showed them my reservation. Then you cross a small bridge. We walked in took some pictures. Everything is made of gold. Itís really nice.

We went up 1 flight of stairs which takes you to a private glass elevator that takes you straight up to the restaurant.
We took a video but they told us youíre not allowed to take pictures or videos in the elevator. The views are gorgeous.

Once we got there they greet you by the door and gave us our seat. We looked around took some pictures. When we were seated we told them we canít eat the food, we thought its only for drinks. We asked them if we can still cancel our reservation they said sure and refunded the Credit card. We told them were sorry they were really nice. They asked us if we want a picture of us we said sure. Then we went down and checked out their pools and the beach at the hotel.

The hotel is stunning and so is the views. Iíd say itís a must to visit if youíre in Dubai.
Overall we spent there about 2 hours.

Some picture of it


Some nice rides waiting outside






On our way up

In the elevator



The entrance to the Bar


The view from inside not the best pictures





The outsides of the hotel


The pool and beach



Here u see the bar from the outside how it looks up there



From there we went back to our hotel sat by the beach and relaxed a little. We booked a 5pm ticket to go up Burj Khalifa.

The Burj is located in the Dubai Mall. Once we got there we went into the mall to pick up our tickets we bought online.
The line to go up was about 20 minutes. When it was finally moving you first went into a room where they served coffee and showed a video how the building was built. It took another 15 minutes till we got to the elevator.

We bought tickets to go till the 148th floor. The first elevator takes you to the 124th floor. You go out and take another elevator to 148th floor.

It was sunset time! The place was full of people. We walked around, took some pictures and went down to the 124th floor.

On the 124th floor we watched the view as the sun set, was gorgeous. We took photographer pictures and we bought it. We also took photographer pictures on the 148th floor but that was very expensive.

We got to the mall





Waiting for the first elevator it shows outside what floor it is




Sun going down not the best picture




Night view



Then we went down. Outside of the mall we watched a beautiful light water show. We walked around in the mall for some time.
Then headed back to the hotel for the night.

The water show outside


Some picture of the mall




Trip Reports / Re: SAM28 DUBAI/ Uman / Budapest Kerestir TR.
« on: June 18, 2020, 10:11:49 AM »
Day 2 Feb 12

We woke up bright and early. It was cloudy and a little rainy. We had booked a morning boat for two hours that takes you around all the sites of the main attractions in Dubai. They cancelled us due to the weather.

So we booked an ATV in the desserts by the company Big Real Adventures.

I donít remember the price we paid. They came to pick us up from the hotel at 10am. The way to the dessert took about 50 minutes. Once we were there it wasnít raining anymore but it was real cloudy.

When you get there they make you sign some papers. You get a T shirt with a Helmet and they teach you how to drive the ATV. It was a group of 6 ATV with a guide in front and in back.

The ride is about 2.5 hours. They stop 3 times in middle for a break to drink and to take pictures. Wow it was such fun,I loved every minute. The sand was good that day they told us because of the weather. They also took pictures of us and emailed it to us later.

The guides and the jeeps






When we were done with our tour the weather became really nice. So instead of going back to the hotel we asked our driver to take us to Dubai Miracle Garden.

That place is amazing. Everything is made out of flowers and trees. You just walk around this nice park and take in the beautiful view. Itís a relaxing place.
We were there for 1.5 hours.

Pictures of Dubai Miracle Garden









From there we took a car to Mall of the Emirates. We spent there some time. We saw a lot of expensive cars outside the mall. Then we went back to our hotel.




The skating in the mall



Every time we came back to our room it was made differently. They put down a nice note, chocolate.

Picture of the room and note



We relaxed outside at the pool and called it a night.

View of the Burj AL Arab in front of our hotel.


Sunset that night from our hotel



Trip Reports / Re: SAM28 DUBAI/ Uman / Budapest Kerestir TR.
« on: June 16, 2020, 10:11:25 PM »
Nice TR! Looks like a nice time so far.


Trip Reports / Re: SAM28 DUBAI/ Uman / Budapest Kerestir TR.
« on: June 16, 2020, 10:11:00 PM »
Thanks! keep em coming!

thanks sure will

And from a recent PM discussion I had with a DDFer, whose LOR was a bit at sea:

when i made plans to go . i called him and he said if u dont have to go u should try to avoid it .There's also a good discussion in שו"ת נשמת שבת ח"ז סימן תקכ"ז - same psak

Trip Reports / Re: SAM28 DUBAI/ Uman / Budapest Kerestir TR.
« on: June 16, 2020, 10:05:31 AM »
Monday morning:  First day

We got to the hotel around 10am. Till we were checked in was 11. They gave us some issues because it was booked under someone else Hilton account but my name was on the reservation. In the end they let us in.

Check in



Some picture of our room and hotel








When we arrived we were so tired, even though we wanted to go out and do something we couldnít. I took a shower, davened and went to bed.
They gave us a microwave and a big refrigerator in our room all our food had place.

We got up at about four oíclock. We sat outside at the pool and the beach. The weather was 75 degrees sunset was beautiful with some good drinks. Then we went back to bed and called it a night.

Trip Reports / SAM28 DUBAI/ Uman / Budapest Kerestir TR.
« on: June 15, 2020, 03:36:13 PM »

Dubai TR 02/19
I dreamed about going to Dubai for four years. Twice I had tickets but always had to cancel and finally this time it happened and I went with my dear wife.


Part of going to Dubai was trying to get a flight with EK first class. I was looking to leave on Motze Shabbos or Sunday morning. But I could only find one available first class ticket, so I ended up booking business class for us.

Our EK flight we booked with Alaska points 82.5K each.

Flight # EK204 leaving JFK 10:40 am arriving DXB 8:10 am it was the A380

We checked in, there were no lines and headed straight to the lounge. Once we were there you board the aircraft from the lounge. It was a nice lounge and the service was great.

The A380 top floor they have first class and the rest is business class.

The flight was amazing. The service was great. The have a lounge with a bar in back of the top floor. They make you good drinks. It was a long flight, we couldnít sleep much because it was a day flight and when we landed in Dubai it was the next morning.

Check in in JFK



Flight for the day/night





The bar on the flight




Our kosher meal which I did not eat



When we arrived at DXB we had no issues. I did wear a cap but I still looked Jewish. We went through customs with no problems, and we had kosher milk and meat.
After getting out of customs I bought sim cards in the airport. I was told it isnít easy to find itís near the Dubai Bank.

I ordered an Uber. It was there in 2 minutes. Most of the Uber cars in Dubai are black Lexus. It was amazing how nice the Uber drivers are and itís so cheap there. They all speak English. I would not rent a car there it saves you time and money.

Our Uber


On our way to our hotel getting a glimpse of the Burj Khalifa


When we looked at hotels we didnít know which area we want to stay. In the end we booked Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah. Itís a beautiful hotel in a real nice area with the beach to relax. We paid with Hilton points.

I used 240K Hilton points for a 3-night stay.

The hotel, the view and the service were all amazing. If Iíd have more time to just sit and relax in the hotel I would but it wasnít an option.

Credit Cards / Re: Amex Platinum Master Thread
« on: June 11, 2020, 11:41:58 AM »
is the 40% from Amazon expired i dont see it anymore when i use 1 point ?

Tech Talk / Re: Internet Filters
« on: May 27, 2020, 06:00:28 PM »
what is the best internet Filter for free for  My PC ?

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