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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #751 on: December 06, 2018, 06:50:20 AM »
Is this a joke?
The problems in Europe are nearly exclusively from our cousins...

"Rabbi Sarna of NYU wonders at the notion that the first new Jewish community in the Arab world in hundreds of years might be growing just as Jewish communities in Europe and the US are grappling with threat levels unseen in recent decades, what he calls “the unique condition of world Jewry at this moment:”

“For decades following World War II, Jews thought the safest place for Jews to be was in a liberal democracy. And as the security and economic conditions deteriorate, we’ve come to a point when Jews from those countries will feel like they have a brighter future in an Arab country that is safe and economically prosperous, one where they don’t feel like they have to walk behind a bulletproof barrier every time they go to shul.”
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 #752 on: December 06, 2018, 06:52:33 AM »
FWIW, I was asked not to write about Chabad or Jews in Dubai in my TR. And I was told to always wear a baseball cap and tuck in my tzitzes.
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #753 on: December 06, 2018, 09:28:17 AM »
Is this a joke?
The problems in Europe are nearly exclusively from our cousins...

"Rabbi Sarna of NYU wonders at the notion that the first new Jewish community in the Arab world in hundreds of years might be growing just as Jewish communities in Europe and the US are grappling with threat levels unseen in recent decades, what he calls “the unique condition of world Jewry at this moment:”

“For decades following World War II, Jews thought the safest place for Jews to be was in a liberal democracy. And as the security and economic conditions deteriorate, we’ve come to a point when Jews from those countries will feel like they have a brighter future in an Arab country that is safe and economically prosperous, one where they don’t feel like they have to walk behind a bulletproof barrier every time they go to shul.”

What is true, is that Dubai is probably a safer place for a Jew than Brussels or Oslo. But mostly because its a police state and most people wouldn't even imagine there were Jews locally. The government is arguably friendlier as well these days.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #754 on: December 06, 2018, 09:47:48 AM »
What is true, is that Dubai is probably a safer place for a Jew than Brussels or Oslo. But mostly because its a police state and most people wouldn't even imagine there were Jews locally. The government is arguably friendlier as well these days.
All true, but still seems disingenuous.
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #755 on: December 14, 2018, 06:21:58 AM »
I'm iy"H departing the maldives and landing in AUH at 11 pm on sunday.  Returning to NY at 1015 AM on tuesday morning which gives us 2 nights there and one day. I currently have both nights booked at the Al maha.

Does that make sense? Can anyone assist with ideas?
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #756 on: December 14, 2018, 06:24:48 AM »
I'm iy"H departing the maldives and landing in AUH at 11 pm on sunday.  Returning to NY at 1015 AM on tuesday morning which gives us 2 nights there and one day. I currently have both nights booked at the Al maha.

Does that make sense? Can anyone assist with ideas?
It's great for a vacation but I don't think there's anything else to do there besides for maybe jeeping

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #757 on: December 14, 2018, 06:38:29 AM »
It's great for a vacation but I don't think there's anything else to do there besides for maybe jeeping
So, firstly in terms of hotels...

I see 3 places that look awesome.

The AL maha.

2 st regises

the ritz

Has anyone stayed at any that can recommend one? Or actually 2 lol, I would love to experience both. 

Aside from jeeping, Arent their a lot to see over there? The Lourve, stuff made out of gold etc...
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #758 on: December 14, 2018, 06:42:56 AM »
So, firstly in terms of hotels...

I see 3 places that look awesome.

The AL maha.

2 st regises

the ritz

Has anyone stayed at any that can recommend one? Or actually 2 lol, I would love to experience both. 

Aside from jeeping, Arent their a lot to see over there? The Lourve, stuff made out of gold etc...
I don't have any first hand knowledge of any of those hotels.

Those hotels are all located an hour from Dubai and 2 hours from Abu Dhabi.

If you want to check out the cities it may make more sense to stay closer.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #759 on: December 14, 2018, 09:06:02 AM »
I don't have any first hand knowledge of any of those hotels.

Those hotels are all located an hour from Dubai and 2 hours from Abu Dhabi.

If you want to check out the cities it may make more sense to stay closer.
An hour drive is fine... I guess I should figure out what we want to go see that day, then work backwards...

So, any sightseeing destinations in mind?
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #760 on: December 15, 2018, 11:12:57 AM »
An hour drive is fine... I guess I should figure out what we want to go see that day, then work backwards...

So, any sightseeing destinations in mind?
Burj kallifah, mall of Emirates- which are at the same place. You can spend hours at mall of Emirates shopping. There's an aquarium there as well. Also you have the water show outside I don't remember exactly what the times are.

Then you have indoor skiing at mall of Dubai but other then the skiing it's a step down from mall of Emirates.

You have the xline -zip line.

Gold shouk - didn't go to so no personal experience.

And then if you can figure out how to get in burj al Arab - the famous 7 star hotel.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #761 on: December 15, 2018, 10:00:45 PM »
anyone with info for shabbos on dubai, pls pm

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #762 on: December 16, 2018, 12:10:42 AM »
Burj kallifah, mall of Emirates- which are at the same place. You can spend hours at mall of Emirates shopping. There's an aquarium there as well. Also you have the water show outside I don't remember exactly what the times are.

Then you have indoor skiing at mall of Dubai but other then the skiing it's a step down from mall of Emirates.

You have the xline -zip line.

Gold shouk - didn't go to so no personal experience.

And then if you can figure out how to get in burj al Arab - the famous 7 star hotel.
Thanks! I hope I can do all this in one full day...
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #763 on: December 16, 2018, 09:13:36 AM »

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #764 on: December 16, 2018, 12:20:14 PM »
I wonder if they get special rates at hotels for shabbos ;)

The hotels in that area are super expensive and nothing with points walking distance.