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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #160 on: November 03, 2014, 12:25:10 PM »
American arrested for takings "illegal" pictures. See here.
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #161 on: November 03, 2014, 12:27:32 PM »
Gosh. I'm a big fan of the UAE, but this stuff makes it hard to continue to be.
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #162 on: November 03, 2014, 12:30:55 PM »
List of some laws to know here.
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #163 on: November 06, 2014, 05:38:17 AM »
After skimming through this thread, it seems that quantity-wise, most things to see/do are in Dubai, with the only major attraction in Abu Dhabi being the mosque. So... if I would land in AUH at 3 PM and depart 2 days later in the evening, please tell me if the following sounds like a good idea: have the Etihad chauffeur take me directly to Dubai, spend the evening/night, following day, and second night in Dubai; then have the Etihad chauffeur pick me up early from Dubai on the day of departure, check my luggage in at AUH (will the even let me me that early? :o) and then spend the morning/afternoon visiting the mosque (and whatever) before heading to the Etihad lounge until my flight.

Makes sense? :)

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #164 on: November 06, 2014, 06:13:18 AM »
After skimming through this thread, it seems that quantity-wise, most things to see/do are in Dubai, with the only major attraction in Abu Dhabi being the mosque. So... if I would land in AUH at 3 PM and depart 2 days later in the evening, please tell me if the following sounds like a good idea: have the Etihad chauffeur take me directly to Dubai, spend the evening/night, following day, and second night in Dubai; then have the Etihad chauffeur pick me up early from Dubai on the day of departure, check my luggage in at AUH (will the even let me me that early? :o) and then spend the morning/afternoon visiting the mosque (and whatever) before heading to the Etihad lounge until my flight.

Makes sense? :)
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #165 on: November 06, 2014, 07:54:01 AM »
Yes! (if you are adventurous, you can even spend a night in a desert resort outside of dubai)

After skimming through this thread, it seems that quantity-wise, most things to see/do are in Dubai, with the only major attraction in Abu Dhabi being the mosque. So... if I would land in AUH at 3 PM and depart 2 days later in the evening, please tell me if the following sounds like a good idea: have the Etihad chauffeur take me directly to Dubai, spend the evening/night, following day, and second night in Dubai; then have the Etihad chauffeur pick me up early from Dubai on the day of departure, check my luggage in at AUH (will the even let me me that early? :o) and then spend the morning/afternoon visiting the mosque (and whatever) before heading to the Etihad lounge until my flight.

Makes sense? :)
The  EY chauffeur is for departure and arrival?

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #166 on: November 06, 2014, 08:11:38 AM »
The  EY chauffeur is for departure and arrival?
Yup.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #167 on: November 06, 2014, 08:13:09 AM »

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #168 on: November 06, 2014, 08:18:21 AM »

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #169 on: November 06, 2014, 08:18:42 AM »
After skimming through this thread, it seems that quantity-wise, most things to see/do are in Dubai, with the only major attraction in Abu Dhabi being the mosque. So... if I would land in AUH at 3 PM and depart 2 days later in the evening, please tell me if the following sounds like a good idea: have the Etihad chauffeur take me directly to Dubai, spend the evening/night, following day, and second night in Dubai; then have the Etihad chauffeur pick me up early from Dubai on the day of departure, check my luggage in at AUH (will the even let me me that early? :o) and then spend the morning/afternoon visiting the mosque (and whatever) before heading to the Etihad lounge until my flight.

Makes sense? :)

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #170 on: November 06, 2014, 08:20:36 AM »
Yup.

Not on connections, though.

Any idea if Etihad will give me any problems having a chauffeur for both drop-off AND pick-up? My flights would be two days apart, but on the same PNR (if I go through with this). Do I have to worry about this:

Arriving into AUH I had an Audi drive me from AUH to Dubai which is a good hour drive, return to AUH Etihad claimed that since I'm on transfer no limo pickup from Dubai, but I could take the free Etihad shuttle bus from Dubai which you get a free bottle of water

...and ual902 mentioned being in AUH over Shabbos (implying a stop of greater than 24 hours). Could that be a problem?

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #171 on: November 06, 2014, 08:21:17 AM »
How are you booking a stopover on EY?

Award has to be split anyway, due to routing issues, so may as well take advantage.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #172 on: November 06, 2014, 08:22:01 AM »
Yup.

But not on a connection.

(Though they'll often provide drop off on a connection, but not pick-up.)
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #173 on: November 06, 2014, 08:44:45 AM »
But not on a connection.

(Though they'll often provide drop off on a connection, but not pick-up.)

Hence my question:

Any idea if Etihad will give me any problems having a chauffeur for both drop-off AND pick-up? My flights would be two days apart, but on the same PNR (if I go through with this). Do I have to worry about this:

...and ual902 mentioned being in AUH over Shabbos (implying a stop of greater than 24 hours). Could that be a problem?

i.e. Will the fact that they are on the same PNR cause EY to consider it a "connection" or "transfer", despite being longer than 24 hours?

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #174 on: November 06, 2014, 08:52:30 AM »
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Wow, why have these photo laws never been posted here or in any of the BA TRs on DXB?
I'd have gone and gotten arrested for sure :P
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #175 on: November 06, 2014, 09:19:23 AM »
Hence my question:

i.e. Will the fact that they are on the same PNR cause EY to consider it a "connection" or "transfer", despite being longer than 24 hours?

Of course not.

Which is implied by my post.
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #176 on: November 06, 2014, 09:30:45 AM »
Of course not.

Which is implied by my post.


Yes, but this is what's getting me nervous...


I Was in Dubai several Months ago for Shabos, KTM- Big Stopover in AUH-JFK Etihad First Class Suites using AA 90K,
Arriving into AUH I had an Audi drive me from AUH to Dubai which is a good hour drive, return to AUH Etihad claimed that since I'm on transfer no limo pickup from Dubai, but I could take the free Etihad shuttle bus from Dubai which you get a free bottle of water

ual902 clearly stayed more than 24 hours, if it was for Shabbos, and yet was seemingly denied the return limo on grounds that it's a "connection". So what's their determining policy?

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #177 on: November 06, 2014, 09:32:43 AM »
Blah blah.

But if you don't believe me, just book on separate PNRs.

Besides, there's a stirah minei ubei with the first post you quoted.
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #178 on: November 06, 2014, 09:56:38 AM »
Blah blah.

But if you don't believe me, just book on separate PNRs.

Can't. They're currently held one one PNR, and the agent says they can't be split without risking losing the seats.

And I believe you; I just want to be 100% certain.

Besides, there's a stirah minei ubei with the first post you quoted.

Or maybe just not well-written. :P

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #179 on: November 06, 2014, 09:58:10 AM »
Can't. They're currently held one one PNR, and the agent says they can't be split without risking losing the seats.

And I believe you; I just want to be 100% certain.

Or maybe just not well-written. :P

If it's held, and you're not willing to risk splitting, it is what it is then.

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