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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/

Kosher Food/ Restaurants:
None. Many hotels will store and warm up double wrapped kosher food. Email prior to stay to confirm.

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« Last edited by Dan on February 09, 2019, 08:43:38 PM »

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #810 on: February 08, 2019, 03:57:30 PM »
I'm going Sunday to Dubai I want to make sure its ok to bring in milk yogurts vacuum packed cold cuts?
Literally 2 posts up. Come on now.
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 #811 on: February 09, 2019, 04:27:14 PM »
Literally 2 posts up. Come on now.
To give him the benefit of the doubt, maybe things changed in 3 hours. #Youneverknow

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #812 on: February 09, 2019, 08:26:49 PM »
Is it ok to have Jewish item in my suit case going to be in Europe for shabbes so will have my stramiel and my hat and my tiflen of course.?

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #813 on: February 09, 2019, 08:41:01 PM »
Is it ok to have Jewish item in my suit case going to be in Europe for shabbes so will have my stramiel and my hat and my tiflen of course.?
Please stop and read my TR.
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #814 on: February 09, 2019, 08:42:59 PM »
Wiki started.
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #815 on: February 09, 2019, 09:44:43 PM »
Thanks for the wiki

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #816 on: February 12, 2019, 10:04:45 AM »
in Dubai now I wont like to confirm what Dan said about going to  Burj Al Arab if u can make a reservation at the Bar and once there cancel it and get a refund as per my hotel they say no refund is that true ?

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #817 on: February 12, 2019, 03:01:26 PM »
in Dubai now I wont like to confirm what Dan said about going to  Burj Al Arab if u can make a reservation at the Bar and once there cancel it and get a refund as per my hotel they say no refund is that true ?
You are really getting out of hand

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #818 on: February 13, 2019, 12:16:00 AM »
Going to Dubai in May for a couple of nights on a stop over to Maldives. Anybody ever been to any of these hotels:

Grosvenorhouse
Reinassance Downtown Dubai
JW Marriott

Need a hotel that would freeze and warm up the food for us. Emailed grosvenorhouse but no response. Any thoughts?

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #819 on: February 13, 2019, 01:33:36 AM »
At Grovesnor House now on way back from Maldives.  It is great to stay with frozen food

You can get an apartment that has full kitchen, refrigerator, freezer, oven , etc and warm all your own double wrapped food so there is no issue whatsoever

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #820 on: February 13, 2019, 07:18:28 AM »
At Grovesnor House now on way back from Maldives.  It is great to stay with frozen food

You can get an apartment that has full kitchen, refrigerator, freezer, oven , etc and warm all your own double wrapped food so there is no issue whatsoever

Thatís great. Did you book the Delux room with points and then upgrade to the apartment or did you book with cash? Also, if we book the delux room, do you think they would be able to hold the food in their own freezer and warm it up for you?

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #821 on: February 13, 2019, 08:12:34 AM »
Booked with cash as prices were cheap enough not to use points

On way to Maldives, friend of ours stopped here for a night and left the food with them in their freezer (for 6 days) and we picked it up after return from Maldives.  No problem at all.  Just left the guy a tip for helping us out and letting us leave it for 6 days

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #822 on: February 15, 2019, 12:10:44 PM »
How many total days would you say is ideal for Dubai and the attractions in the surrounding area - Mall, Burk Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, Zayed Mosque, anything else?

I'm thinking of going after Purim and staying 1-2 nights at Al Maha to use my 60k certs (is it worth 2 nights there, or will I get bored, or should I do the 2 nights and just use it as a distant base to explore from during the day between activities?).

What other point hotels are recommended closer to the main attractions? I have Marriott 60k certs, free IHG nights for IC, tons of Hilton points with Diamond status, and Hyatt points.


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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #823 on: February 16, 2019, 04:12:16 PM »
I was staying last week in the Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah booked with 82k Hilton points per night loved the hotel service was great was there for 3 nights was not enough.  Becouse first day was to tired to  do anything

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #824 on: March 13, 2019, 11:41:11 AM »
Arutz Sheva - "For the first time, kosher food available in Dubai"

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/260319