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« Last edited by sam28 on July 02, 2020, 01:24:00 PM »

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #100 on: November 25, 2013, 01:26:28 AM »
anybody know how far chabd is from airport?
ROFL :D That's just too funny.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #101 on: November 25, 2013, 05:25:41 AM »
I believe the closest would be in Israel but there are no direct flights...

the closest shul / bet kneset from Dubai would be shiraz, Iran.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #102 on: November 25, 2013, 07:44:16 AM »
the closest shul / bet kneset from Dubai would be shiraz, Iran.
He asked for Chabad...

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #103 on: November 25, 2013, 08:05:05 AM »

He asked for Chabad...

Well sometimes we do not get what we want.
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #104 on: January 10, 2014, 03:18:40 AM »
quick TR .. Was just in Dubai for 24 hours, had absolutely no issues with multiple Israeli stamps or my wife's Israeli student visa passport control was actually quite friendly compared to other countries. Ironically my UAE passport stamp was put directly next to my Israeli stamp. Stayed at the PH - amazing hotel with amazing service in my opinion the nicest one that iv'e been to (Tokyo, Paris, Toronto, Washington DC, Aviera, Buenos Aires) was able to upgrade using suite night at check-in . Received as amenities Enormous Fruit Platter, champagne and Free mini bar! Hotel is located on a Private golf course, feels like a resort rather than a city hotel, that said I still had views of the Burj Al Kahlifa from the room. Rented a car and covered a decent amount of the city.

Burj al kalifa / Dubai Mall - the mall is a very nice mall yet still just a mall the aquarium was quite cool (from the outside) the fountains are outside the mall with a view of the Burj Kalifa I think they run on the hour (didn't stick around) made a quick stop at the Burj Al Arab - apparently people pay $100 to have tea / see the inside I didnt want to do that so tried something different told security I had a reservation they made me wait while they verified for a minute they couldn't find so they just let me through to work it out at the desk. once thru I valet'ed car (free) and gave myself a quick tour. After that headed to Gold /Spice Souks was nice walking around although wasn't interesting after an hour or so.  Probably could have spent another day there although i think i covered most of the main spots.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #105 on: January 10, 2014, 06:09:30 AM »
you can go to the bar in evening. You have to spend at least 25 USD per person, big deal.... I dont like doing stick in these kind of countries

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #106 on: January 10, 2014, 07:36:00 AM »
you can go to the bar in evening. You have to spend at least 25 USD per person, big deal.... I dont like doing stick in these kind of countries
What about the issur shechar shel akum?
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #107 on: January 10, 2014, 08:19:08 AM »
too bad you didnt get to see palm island from the air

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #108 on: March 10, 2014, 04:26:48 PM »
Is there anything to see in Dubai at night? I'm contemplating an 8 hour stop from 12 midnight -8 AM.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #109 on: March 11, 2014, 02:02:29 PM »
Is there anything to see in Dubai at night? I'm contemplating an 8 hour stop from 12 midnight -8 AM.

 Just walk around Burj Khalifa there a nice mall, not sure when they close with lots of nice fountains, there is a fire  and water show fountain every half hour,  Dubai is kinda like LAS everything is new and fake fantasies.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #110 on: March 11, 2014, 02:53:13 PM »
Just walk around Burj Khalifa there a nice mall, not sure when they close with lots of nice fountains, there is a fire  and water show fountain every half hour,  Dubai is kinda like LAS everything is new and fake fantasies.
there are no shows between 12-8

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #111 on: March 11, 2014, 04:29:02 PM »
Dubai is kinda like LAS everything is new and fake fantasies.

Not at night.

Not too many shows in Dubai unless you want to go see something like Bab Al Shams in the dessert

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #112 on: March 11, 2014, 05:12:22 PM »
Just walk around Burj Khalifa there a nice mall, not sure when they close with lots of nice fountains, there is a fire  and water show fountain every half hour,  Dubai is kinda like LAS everything is new and fake fantasies.

there are no shows between 12-8
Not at night.

Not too many shows in Dubai unless you want to go see something like Bab Al Shams in the dessert

Changed my itin, now I'll be there from 12 AM until 3 AM the following day.

I booked the Grand Hyatt for 1 night with an anniversary night. I'll get there and sleep a couple of hours and then run around all day.

I would love some input for planning a full day/night of things to do/see in Dubai.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #113 on: March 11, 2014, 05:33:08 PM »
I have seen some reports that an Israeli stamp is not an issue and some reports that it is. Which one is it?
Airlines sending me "We're in this together" emails.

Bruh, where were you when my suitcase weighed it 51.50 pounds?

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #114 on: March 11, 2014, 05:34:52 PM »
an Israeli stamp is not an issue
That.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #115 on: March 11, 2014, 06:29:25 PM »
and some reports that it is.
where did you see that?

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #116 on: March 11, 2014, 06:31:08 PM »
Almost everyone on this thread who has been to DXB had Israeli stamps in their passport and all lived to tell the tale...

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #117 on: March 11, 2014, 06:34:36 PM »
But you wouldn't rightly know those people who had Israeli stamps on this thread and did NOT live to tell the tale  ;)
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #118 on: March 12, 2014, 01:50:34 AM »
Changed my itin, now I'll be there from 12 AM until 3 AM the following day.

I booked the Grand Hyatt for 1 night with an anniversary night. I'll get there and sleep a couple of hours and then run around all day.

I would love some input for planning a full day/night of things to do/see in Dubai.


 Speaking from past experience Purchase your Burj Khalifa obsevartion deck tickets now, when I went they told me the next available date for me to go up the elevator to the observation deck was the following day, here is the link:
http://www.burjkhalifa.ae/en/ObservationDeck/TicketInformation.aspx

Israeli stamps are meaningless, my friends not only went to DXB with Israeli stamps but even DOH and when you approach DXB Passport control don't let the head shmaates fear you all the Passport control guys wear them, also all EK flights have Tefillaas Hederch during push back in Arabic.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #119 on: March 12, 2014, 06:56:52 AM »

 Speaking from past experience Purchase your Burj Khalifa obsevartion deck tickets now, when I went they told me the next available date for me to go up the elevator to the observation deck was the following day, here is the link:
http://www.burjkhalifa.ae/en/ObservationDeck/TicketInformation.aspx

Israeli stamps are meaningless, my friends not only went to DXB with Israeli stamps but even DOH and when you approach DXB Passport control don't let the head shmaates fear you all the Passport control guys wear them, also all EK flights have Tefillaas Hederch during push back in Arabic.

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