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There are no issues with:

-Having Jewish items
-Looking Jewish UPDATE: Dubai Police said that it was prohibited to wear a Yarmulka or other Jewish items uncovered in public places.
-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

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)


Synagogue:
PM Dan for contact info.

Things to Do:

Sites to find deals:
  Groupon
  Greatdeals.ae
  getyourguide.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


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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #260 on: March 02, 2015, 01:56:16 PM »
Anyone know the best way to get to Dubai from Abu Dhabi Airport? We are not flying First Class, unfortunately, so an airline car is not an option. I have a car rental reservation for $20 as of now, but I am not sure whether that's actually the most convenient option. I will be in Dubai from about 9:00am -- 2:00am. Thanks.

If your flying Etihad there is a free complimentary bus service from AUH > to a few main spots in Dubai.

The same applies from Dubai to Abu Dhabi.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #261 on: March 02, 2015, 01:58:08 PM »
If your flying Etihad there is a free complimentary bus service from AUH > to a few main spots in Dubai.

Thank you! Do you know how often that bus runs? Am I right to assume I can take the bus back to airport as well?

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #262 on: March 02, 2015, 02:11:52 PM »
Would I be crazy to go to Dubai for Friday through Sunday?
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« Reply #263 on: March 02, 2015, 02:13:46 PM »
Thank you! Do you know how often that bus runs? Am I right to assume I can take the bus back to airport as well?

Yes you could take the bus Round Trip, they even give you a free water bottle on the bus, thats what I call Arab hospitality lol here is the bus info, although it says to reserve, you don't really need to reserve: http://www.etihad.com/en-us/experience-etihad/etihad-express/

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #264 on: March 02, 2015, 02:13:58 PM »
Would I be crazy to go to Dubai for Friday through Sunday?
And eat and pray by yourself?

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #265 on: March 02, 2015, 02:15:03 PM »
Would I be crazy to go to Dubai for Friday through Sunday?

I did it.

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« Reply #266 on: March 02, 2015, 02:15:13 PM »
And eat and pray by yourself?

Yes
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« Reply #267 on: March 02, 2015, 02:16:23 PM »
If flying Etihad first using AA miles would I get chauffeur?
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« Reply #268 on: March 02, 2015, 02:17:57 PM »
If flying Etihad first using AA miles would I get chauffeur?

Yes I did in in 2012 but research if the rules are changing.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #269 on: March 02, 2015, 02:18:05 PM »
Would I be crazy to go to Dubai for Friday through Sunday?

Yes.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #270 on: March 02, 2015, 02:37:48 PM »
Yes you could take the bus Round Trip, they even give you a free water bottle on the bus, thats what I call Arab hospitality lol here is the bus info, although it says to reserve, you don't really need to reserve: http://www.etihad.com/en-us/experience-etihad/etihad-express/

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« Reply #271 on: March 02, 2015, 02:42:30 PM »
Yes you could take the bus Round Trip, they even give you a free water bottle on the bus, thats what I call Arab hospitality lol here is the bus info, although it says to reserve, you don't really need to reserve: http://www.etihad.com/en-us/experience-etihad/etihad-express/

The terms say the bus is not available for discounted tickets: "Etihad Express service is not available for use with complimentary and discounted tickets (ID, AD etc).” I am traveling on the Christmas day fare-glitch. Will I be able to get a seat at the airport even though the online reservation system will not let me book a seat?

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #272 on: March 02, 2015, 11:02:38 PM »
Check out this nice Groupon for Uber in Dubai: https://www.groupon.ae/deals/abu-dhabi/uber-8/56795774

AED 15 for AED 100. That’s the approximate equivalent of $4 for $27 on Uber. For those using Uber to travel from the mosque to Dubai, this can heavily reduce the cost of your travels.

Limited one per person (but you can buy up to four as an additional gift). Must be used on one ride.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #273 on: March 12, 2015, 06:39:28 PM »
Guys,

I have tickets to HK through Dubai booked when Eithad had the glitch.
I'm starting to get nervous. I read the posts that it's OK to be there, especially when only going through the airport. But I'm a Chasidishe guy with long Payos (yes, I know that I can tuck them away. I'm doing that) and beard. In my passport picture I have everything out, no mistaking there.

Do I have to be scared?

Thank you I really appreciate this place and your answers.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #274 on: March 12, 2015, 06:41:30 PM »
Guys,

I have tickets to HK through Dubai booked when Eithad had the glitch.
I'm starting to get nervous. I read the posts that it's OK to be there, especially when only going through the airport. But I'm a Chasidishe guy with long Payos (yes, I know that I can tuck them away. I'm doing that) and beard. In my passport picture I have everything out, no mistaking there.

Do I have to be scared?

Thank you I really appreciate this place and your answers.
The monthly obligatory post :P

I passed through with my beard, Payos, hat and jacket, Tzitzis sticking out, Teffilin in my carry-on Israeli stamp in my passport and I'm here to tell you about it...

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #275 on: March 12, 2015, 07:00:01 PM »
The monthly obligatory post :P


Yeah I know. I just need reassurance.

Thank God you're still here.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #276 on: March 12, 2015, 08:09:18 PM »
Guys,

I have tickets to HK through Dubai booked when Eithad had the glitch.
I'm starting to get nervous. I read the posts that it's OK to be there, especially when only going through the airport. But I'm a Chasidishe guy with long Payos (yes, I know that I can tuck them away. I'm doing that) and beard. In my passport picture I have everything out, no mistaking there.

Do I have to be scared?

Thank you I really appreciate this place and your answers.
I walked around and have a beard, and one of the people I went with in his passport picture he has long payos we had no issues!

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #277 on: March 13, 2015, 10:00:03 AM »
Guys,

. But I'm a Chasidishe guy with long Payos (yes, I know that I can tuck them away. I'm doing that) and beard. In my passport picture I have everything out, no mistaking there.



Do the same thing that u do at Movie Theaters and Yankees games :)

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #278 on: March 13, 2015, 11:13:07 AM »
Do the same thing that u do at Movie Theaters and Yankees games :)
you dont need a passport to get in there! ;)

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #279 on: March 13, 2015, 11:37:30 AM »
Do the same thing that u do at Movie Theaters and Yankees games :)

That's a whole different topic! You have to travel to somewhere, that you know you won't find other people there.