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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


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

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #140 on: July 29, 2014, 12:45:46 PM »
Only cant-miss is the Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi


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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #141 on: July 29, 2014, 12:48:40 PM »
Only cant-miss is the Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi

Really?
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #142 on: July 29, 2014, 01:06:13 PM »
Really?

I spent 3 days there and it was the only thing I still talk about

Someone else I known just hired a guide for a 12 hour stopover and came back saying the same

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #143 on: July 29, 2014, 01:22:24 PM »
Interesting. I arrive at 8AM. I guess I can have the EK chauffeur drop me off right there to start of the day...
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #144 on: July 29, 2014, 01:23:45 PM »
Interesting. I arrive at 8AM. I guess I can have the EK chauffeur drop me off right there to start of the day...

Good thinking

There is a 10 AM walking tour which you can prob make

May as well check out the Emirates Palace once you are there

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #145 on: July 29, 2014, 01:49:48 PM »
It's close to 2 hour drive direction each way. You wanna waste 4 hours driving on the short time you are there.
While I am sure the mosque could be nice, I was not keen in shleping out to see a building, that most people worship and want to kill us

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #146 on: July 29, 2014, 01:58:53 PM »
It's close to 2 hour drive direction each way.
Google says 79 minutes.
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 #147 on: July 29, 2014, 02:04:31 PM »
It's close to 2 hour drive direction each way. You wanna waste 4 hours driving on the short time you are there.
While I am sure the mosque could be nice, I was not keen in shleping out to see a building, that most people worship and want to kill us

Lol and you think most Europeans don't want to either?

You can do indoor skiing anywhere (including NJ next year) and going to the top of the Burj Khalifa is nothing special

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #148 on: August 10, 2014, 11:20:22 PM »
Unless I'm missing something, the cheapest way to get into Burj al Arab is drinks at Skyview with a min spend of 320 AED p/p.

Am I missing something? :)
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #149 on: August 10, 2014, 11:54:21 PM »
Lol and you think most Europeans don't want to either?

You can do indoor skiing anywhere (including NJ next year) and going to the top of the Burj Khalifa is nothing special

Opening has been pushed off till at least 2016. Had lawsuits regarding traffic.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #150 on: August 11, 2014, 12:00:56 AM »
Unless I'm missing something, the cheapest way to get into Burj al Arab is drinks at Skyview with a min spend of 320 AED p/p.

Am I missing something? :)

If you put your mind to it you can think of ways to get in for free.....

BTW if your interested in the Burj Khalifa you can get in for free by going for drinks at the Atmosphere Bar on floor 122 IIRC. It's one level below the official observation deck and you'll save between $25-$100 pp. The windows may or may not be better for pic taking on the observation deck and you won't get a full 360 view from the Atmosphere Bar but IMO there doesn't seem to be a huge difference between the 2.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #151 on: August 11, 2014, 12:04:40 AM »
BTW if your interested in the Burj Khalifa you can get in for free by going for drinks at the Atmosphere Bar on floor 122 IIRC. It's one level below the official observation deck and you'll save between $25-$100 pp. The windows may or may not be better for pic taking on the observation deck and you won't get a full 360 view from the Atmosphere Bar but IMO there doesn't seem to be a huge difference between the 2.

Well, was thinking about just grabbing this:

http://www.cobone.com/deals/dubai/at-the-top-1-fast-track-ticket/32224

Fast track for $25 instead of $100, but I also wouldn't mind saving the $25 and using it for a drink at atmosphere... especially if I'm going to Burj Al Arab for free ;)

ETA:

Looks like there is a 300 AED min at the bar?  ???


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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #152 on: August 11, 2014, 12:17:59 AM »
Well, was thinking about just grabbing this:

http://www.cobone.com/deals/dubai/at-the-top-1-fast-track-ticket/32224

Fast track for $25 instead of $100, but I also wouldn't mind saving the $25 and using it for a drink at atmosphere... especially if I'm going to Burj Al Arab for free ;)

ETA:

Looks like there is a 300 AED min at the bar?  ???



Yes, that is officially true. My experience was that we just entered the bar, went to the windows towards the back where no one was seating and enjoyed the views and took pictures. No one approached us to make us order something and after about 15 minutes we left without any problems. It's possible they would enforce the 300 AED requirement but they would have to catch you at the entrance and make you sit down. Once you get to the windows they lost:)

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #153 on: August 13, 2014, 12:12:55 AM »
I'll be in DXB for a day 9/21 - not my first time so I might consider the grand mosque this time. I already seen 2/3 of the largest mosques in Oman and Casablanca
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #154 on: August 13, 2014, 11:30:25 AM »
I'll be in DXB for a day 9/21 - not my first time so I might consider the grand mosque this time. I already seen 2/3 of the largest mosques in Oman and Casablanca

Let us know how those compare.


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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #155 on: September 07, 2014, 03:33:32 PM »
any issues with an israel stamp in your passport?

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #156 on: September 07, 2014, 03:34:07 PM »
any issues with an israel stamp in your passport?
None whatsoever.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #158 on: September 09, 2014, 12:36:07 AM »
I'll be in DXB for a day 9/21 - not my first time so I might consider the grand mosque this time. I already seen 2/3 of the largest mosques in Oman and Casablanca

Is Oman worth a trip? Ill be flying EK F  to Asia in the near future.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #159 on: September 09, 2014, 12:49:15 AM »
Is Oman worth a trip? Ill be flying EK F  to Asia in the near future.
Worth a day stop in my eyes, it's the less explored part of Muslim countries. And it's a sultanate which is cool (I am in the sultanate of Brunei as we speak)
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