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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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« Last edited by Cbs on January 14, 2022, 11:00:43 AM »

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #80 on: October 19, 2013, 10:02:46 PM »
PH for 725 AED ~ $235 after tax using GE Corprate 13307.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #81 on: October 20, 2013, 02:15:42 AM »
PH for 725 AED ~ $235 after tax using GE Corprate 13307.

probably depends on the season

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #82 on: October 20, 2013, 09:45:51 AM »
How is it for a chassidishe guy to transit in Dubai?
(I don't even consider going out of the airport)
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #83 on: October 20, 2013, 09:46:30 AM »
How is it for a chassidishe guy to transit in Dubai?
(I don't even consider going out of the airport)
chassidish or kach?!

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #84 on: October 20, 2013, 09:49:50 AM »
I said chassidish, and I mean dressed as chassidish.

Maybe they like it...
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #85 on: October 20, 2013, 10:32:46 AM »
Did it dressed as a Lubavitcher (hat jacket tzitzis beard) and no problems (even went through passport control (with an Israeli student visa) just for points)...
« Last Edit: October 20, 2013, 10:39:04 AM by Achas Veachas »

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #86 on: October 20, 2013, 11:18:32 AM »
How is it for a chassidishe guy to transit in Dubai?
(I don't even consider going out of the airport)
Nothing to worry about AFAIK, Even leaving the airport aint no big deal, just stay safe - within public view.
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #87 on: October 20, 2013, 01:35:28 PM »
Ouch, seems like a no-go.

Wife already has the full picture in front of her:
 
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #88 on: October 20, 2013, 03:06:37 PM »
Ouch, seems like a no-go.

Wife already has the full picture in front of her:
 
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #89 on: October 20, 2013, 03:57:55 PM »
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #90 on: October 20, 2013, 03:59:42 PM »
I said chassidish, and I mean dressed as chassidish.
Can't travel in a polo shirt and baseball cap with the peyos behind the ears if you're that nervous?

At any rate other people have flown through DXB in full regalia without any issues.
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #91 on: November 24, 2013, 03:03:40 PM »
anybody know how far chabd is from airport? is a week too long to spend there?

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #92 on: November 24, 2013, 03:07:59 PM »
anybody know how far chabd is from airport? is a week too long to spend there?
is that a joke?

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #93 on: November 24, 2013, 03:15:07 PM »
anybody know how far chabd is from airport? is a week too long to spend there?
I believe the closest would be in Israel but there are no direct flights...

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #94 on: November 24, 2013, 03:25:25 PM »
oh. anything to do for a week?

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #95 on: November 24, 2013, 03:27:56 PM »
or shoud i just cancel the $250 r/t ticket i purchased from the sale

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #96 on: November 24, 2013, 03:28:20 PM »
A week is way too long.
Spend 2 days and go to MLE!
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #97 on: November 24, 2013, 03:30:13 PM »
anybody know how far chabd is from airport? is a week too long to spend there?
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A week is way too long.
Spend 2 days and go to MLE!
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #98 on: November 24, 2013, 03:33:41 PM »
A week is way too long.
Spend 2 days and go to MLE!

Good Idea, but if u want to stay in the UAE, there is plenty.

 i would do 2-3 days in Dubai, 2 days in Abu Dhabi (St. Regis or Park Hyatt) and another 2-3 days in a dessert Resort like this:
http://www.starwoodhotels.com/preferredguest/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=3081

Though Qasr Al Sarab is supposed to be the ultimate
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #99 on: November 25, 2013, 01:16:30 AM »
Good Idea, but if u want to stay in the UAE, there is plenty.

 i would do 2-3 days in Dubai, 2 days in Abu Dhabi (St. Regis or Park Hyatt) and another 2-3 days in a dessert Resort like this:
http://www.starwoodhotels.com/preferredguest/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=3081

Though Qasr Al Sarab is supposed to be the ultimate

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