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There are no issues with:

  • Having Jewish items
  • Looking Jewish
  • Bringing in food or alcohol
  • Having Israeli stamps in your passport.

List of TR's:
https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/trip-notes/maldives-trip-notes-part-2-dubai-and-abu-dhabi/
Sam28 TR
UAE- Abu Dhabi and Dubai TR with lots of links for attractions and food etc (maybe s/o would copy+paste from there to here)

Kosher Food/ Restaurants:
for up to date and more info see https://chabad.ae/kosher/

TLV Restaurant - Location in the H hotel  - For reservations: Call: +97142435711  / WhatsApp: +971522209155
The Kosher Place - Location Jumeriah Creekside Hotel - For reservations, please WhatsApp +972559453118
Mul hayam
Armani Kaf - Location Armani Hotel - Reservation online or email Restaurant.Reservations@armanihotels.com (sometimes it wont show available online but over email they'll confirm)
King David Kitchen kingdavidkitchen.com
Kosher coffee Bibi


Synagogue:
PM Dan for contact info.

Things to Do:

Sites to find deals:
  Groupon.ae
  Greatdeals.ae
  getyourguide.com
  klook.com
  tiqets.com

 - Miracle Garden (need 1-2 hours) - https://www.dubaimiraclegarden.com/
 - Global Village  (Need 3-4 hours - opens at 4pm ) - https://www.globalvillage.ae/en/home-page
 - Xline - zip thru the marina (need max 1 hour from checkin till land back) - Book online in advance to secure a spot - http://xline.xdubai.com/
 - Desert Adventure - (need 6 hours - from 3pm -9pm) - Includes Quad Biking, Dune Bashing, Camel rides, BBQ dinner in a camp site while watching Cultural shows  - https://www.desertadventures.com/  - There is a Kosher catered tour that is highly recommended , every tuesday , Whatsapp +972 58-551-1911 for reservations , full Kosher BBQ and "kosher" cultural shows
- 3 Main Malls - Mall in Marina (Basic) , Mall of Emirates (huge mall - Has indoor ski) , Mall of Dubai (downtown -even bigger mall has aquarium inside and is a very high end shopping mall)
 - Gold / Perfume / Spice Souk - Marketplace in Deira area (need half a day minimum for this)
 - Burj Khalifa - View points from above - Buy tickets online in advance for best price - https://www.burjkhalifa.ae/en/index.aspx  - best to go in evening time before sunset  - Theres also a VIP option to skip the lines
 - Dubai Sky Dive
 - Helicopter ride - recommended is the 22 min flight option
 - Hot Air balloon - https://www.ballooning.ae/ - check the deal sites sometimes have a buy 2 get 1  - Early AM in the desert
 - Dubai Creek Boat ride ( need 2.5hrs - Board 8pm - duration 830pm to 1030pm)
- Dubai Gold frame 
- night boat ride along the intercostal
 - Fountain Show on the boardwalk downtown - from 6pm every 30 min (buy a ticket online/walkup to be closer to water but you can still see it without that or if you are eating at Armani Kaf, you can see from the terrace
- Yacht + jet ski rentals
- Dubai Aquarium / underwater zoo
- Yellow Boat (inflatable motor boat) Sightseeing Cruise
- The view at the palm - theviewpalm.ae
- Legoland
- Inside burj al arab insideburjalarab.com


Hotels:

Getting Around:

Notes:

« Last edited by hakohen on August 20, 2023, 04:53:22 AM »

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1240 on: July 20, 2022, 12:38:15 PM »
thanks for the backup @tavster  either way itís my only time to get away, I managed to snag 2 nights before the bonvoy(age) so saved like 50,000 on that, the activities are only done in morning or night when itís cooler Iím thinking of napping and pool (maybe spa) in the hot part of day and yes Iíve also been to Cle in Jan @Dan

You won't be able to do anything outdoors in the morning. Not sure which hotel has an indoors pool, there is no way to be in an outdoors one in August.
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1241 on: July 20, 2022, 02:52:42 PM »
Which fleishig place has  the best food ?
from the ones i tried the Armani was best
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1242 on: July 20, 2022, 03:39:54 PM »
You won't be able to do anything outdoors in the morning. Not sure which hotel has an indoors pool, there is no way to be in an outdoors one in August.
Worse than Dubai proper? I was in Dubai in August, and while it was hot, we were able to do outside activities.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1243 on: July 24, 2022, 10:23:56 AM »
Anyone have prices for the hotel kosher breakfast options?
I'm visiting on the way back from the Maldives in August and am also looking into hotels that have kosher breakfast. Does anyone have any experience with any hotels having good kosher breakfast? It's not very clear online which hotels have.

Also I have seen that besides chabad there is also a minyan and meals on Shabbos in the St Regis on the palm. Has anyone stayed there over Shabbos that can share their experience??

In general does anyone have any recommendations for hotels not for Shabbos? Was thinking about the WA on the palm but it seems really far from all the kosher food. Was also thinking the JW? Anyone have any recommendations??

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1244 on: July 25, 2022, 05:11:43 PM »
I'm visiting on the way back from the Maldives in August and am also looking into hotels that have kosher breakfast. Does anyone have any experience with any hotels having good kosher breakfast? It's not very clear online which hotels have.

Also I have seen that besides chabad there is also a minyan and meals on Shabbos in the St Regis on the palm. Has anyone stayed there over Shabbos that can share their experience??

In general does anyone have any recommendations for hotels not for Shabbos? Was thinking about the WA on the palm but it seems really far from all the kosher food. Was also thinking the JW? Anyone have any recommendations??
We stayed at The Ritz on Jumeirah beach, and yes the WA is prob a 15 20 min to get out of the palm
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1245 on: July 25, 2022, 05:32:02 PM »
It makes no sense to stay on the Palm unless you're with kids and the whole trip revolves around Atlantis.

Imagine staying in a hotel where the elevator to the lobby takes 15 minutes?

The Palm is exclusive as a residence because it's quiet and secluded. The last thing a tourist wants.

As for the WA on the Palm, it's pretty nice. I spent a shabbos there and they were very accommodating
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1246 on: July 26, 2022, 01:47:10 AM »
Anyone know if there are storage lockers for luggage in DXB? If yes, where, and cost?

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1247 on: July 27, 2022, 12:26:33 PM »
In Dubai now, and just want a shnitzel sandwich or something don't want to spend $150 where's my place?

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1248 on: July 28, 2022, 12:38:47 AM »
What are my breakfast options here?

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1249 on: July 28, 2022, 02:14:07 AM »
For those wondering, PH was very accommodating. I was able to prepare eggs and vegetables with their equipment they only use for Jews, I was also able to turn on the fire. They even had Israeli storage milk. The head chef Rodrigo is from Argentina, and used to work in a hotel there with a kosher cuisine. He is very knowledgeable.
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1250 on: July 28, 2022, 02:34:39 AM »
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1251 on: July 28, 2022, 04:01:13 AM »
For those wondering, PH was very accommodating. I was able to prepare eggs and vegetables with their equipment they only use for Jews, I was also able to turn on the fire. They even had Israeli storage milk. The head chef Rodrigo is from Argentina, and used to work in a hotel there with a kosher cuisine. He is very knowledgeable.
how do I verify they only use it for kosher?

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1252 on: August 02, 2022, 07:00:09 PM »
What's my best option for direct flight? From EWR?  If I have to, I'll go to JFK for J.
Have MR and UR.

December a good time to go?

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1253 on: August 02, 2022, 07:02:10 PM »
What's my best option for direct flight? From EWR?  If I have to, I'll go to JFK for J.
Have MR and UR.

December a good time to go?
jfk has business lounge where you board from

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1254 on: August 03, 2022, 01:18:05 PM »
how do I verify they only use it for kosher?
I've always wondered about this. So many hotels claim they have kosher pots/pans, but I've never felt comfortable enough to trust that.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1255 on: August 03, 2022, 01:23:34 PM »
I've always wondered about this. So many hotels claim they have kosher pots/pans, but I've never felt comfortable enough to trust that.
+1
I always bring my own pans. But I would likely trust a hotel unpacking a brand new pan/pot in front of me - several hotels have offered to do that for me

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1256 on: August 03, 2022, 02:05:08 PM »
I've always wondered about this. So many hotels claim they have kosher pots/pans, but I've never felt comfortable enough to trust that.
Food that isn't spicy (majority of the dish would have to דבר חריף,  not just taste hot) is Kosher even if cooked in non kosher pans as long as they weren't used in the past 24h.

סתם כלים אינם בני יומם so even without the goy saying anything you can assume the Pot wasn't used in the past 24h.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1257 on: August 03, 2022, 08:01:37 PM »
Food that isn't spicy (majority of the dish would have to דבר חריף,  not just taste hot) is Kosher even if cooked in non kosher pans as long as they weren't used in the past 24h.

סתם כלים אינם בני יומם so even without the goy saying anything you can assume the Pot wasn't used in the past 24h.
אף על פי כן אסור לומר לעובד כוכבים בשל לי ירקות בקדרתך וכן לא יאמר לו עשה לי מרקחת שכל האומר בשל לי הרי הוא כאלו בישל בידיו

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1258 on: August 03, 2022, 08:29:20 PM »
אף על פי כן אסור לומר לעובד כוכבים בשל לי ירקות בקדרתך וכן לא יאמר לו עשה לי מרקחת שכל האומר בשל לי הרי הוא כאלו בישל בידיו
is that a problem with the Keli or the cooking?

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1259 on: August 03, 2022, 08:31:44 PM »
is that a problem with the Keli or the cooking?
combination. It's considered lechatchila. Machlokes if the food is assur bedieved/ knas