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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 #840 on: March 28, 2019, 05:22:06 PM »
When you booked online, did you book for tea at 635 AED pp, or a different package? And when you said you only wanted drinks, what ended up happening? Did they let you stay by the window, how much did you end up paying, and did they refund the difference if you paid more when you made the res?

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #841 on: March 28, 2019, 05:44:47 PM »
When you booked online, did you book for tea at 635 AED pp, or a different package? And when you said you only wanted drinks, what ended up happening? Did they let you stay by the window, how much did you end up paying, and did they refund the difference if you paid more when you made the res?

yes I payed 635 PP and they gave the full credit . they told me first if I wont I can get a drink and they will give credit for the rest so I told them never mind . so they say np I am sorry . and they was so nice about it . when u book a time  u can chose a window when I went they was no window available its still nice and can go to the window and take pictures .

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #842 on: March 29, 2019, 01:50:42 PM »
After all this angst about if I should go up to Skyview, I finally went to make my booking today using Dan's link ... and now they ask for a CC! I tried entering an expired one and got an error message that payment couldn't be processed. Help! Any other ways to get into the Burj or get a no-CC res there?

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #843 on: March 29, 2019, 01:54:10 PM »
After all this angst about if I should go up to Skyview, I finally went to make my booking today using Dan's link ... and now they ask for a CC! I tried entering an expired one and got an error message that payment couldn't be processed. Help! Any other ways to get into the Burj or get a no-CC res there?
yes I payed 635 PP and they gave the full credit . they told me first if I wont I can get a drink and they will give credit for the rest so I told them never mind . so they say np I am sorry . and they was so nice about it . when u book a time  u can chose a window when I went they was no window available its still nice and can go to the window and take pictures .
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 #844 on: April 10, 2019, 04:09:21 PM »
I had an amazing time in Dubai last week. While I'd love to write up a proper TR, I don't know that it will happen before Pesach. In the meantime, I just want to post here that for anyone looking to get into the Burj al Arab, Dan's link to make a CC-less reservation at Skyview no longer works. However, even though the reservation must be prepaid (~$170), it can be cancelled for a full refund (up to either 24 or 48 hours before the reservation time).

So all you have to do is make a reservation, pay it, print the email confirming your reservation, then cancel it for a refund. When you drive up to the guard booth, he doesn't have a list of those who have active reservations. All he does is check your print-out to see that you "have" a reservation and waves you through. Leave your car with the valet, and have fun exploring the hotel.

I did manage to get up to the Skyview Bar, but that took quite a bit more effort and nerves, and honestly, I'm not sure that it's worth it, though I also went on a smoggy day when views were limited.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #845 on: April 10, 2019, 08:25:10 PM »
I had an amazing time in Dubai last week. While I'd love to write up a proper TR, I don't know that it will happen before Pesach. In the meantime, I just want to post here that for anyone looking to get into the Burj al Arab, Dan's link to make a CC-less reservation at Skyview no longer works. However, even though the reservation must be prepaid (~$170), it can be cancelled for a full refund (up to either 24 or 48 hours before the reservation time).

So all you have to do is make a reservation, pay it, print the email confirming your reservation, then cancel it for a refund. When you drive up to the guard booth, he doesn't have a list of those who have active reservations. All he does is check your print-out to see that you "have" a reservation and waves you through. Leave your car with the valet, and have fun exploring the hotel.

I did manage to get up to the Skyview Bar, but that took quite a bit more effort and nerves, and honestly, I'm not sure that it's worth it, though I also went on a smoggy day when views were limited.
Thanks for the update and info.
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #846 on: May 15, 2019, 09:46:46 AM »

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #847 on: May 15, 2019, 01:33:51 PM »
https://www.jta.org/quick-reads/nyu-chaplain-to-be-first-chief-rabbi-of-the-united-arab-emirates


Thought Chabad would've landed that role first...

Chabad and the community while they do work together are seperatly run in Dubai.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #848 on: May 27, 2019, 06:02:57 PM »
What's the most ideal way to get from AUH to Dubai?
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #849 on: May 27, 2019, 10:03:17 PM »
Ideal in what sense? Fastest and most convenient would be to take an Uber, but it will cost a lot, especially if you then need to get back to AUH. In such a case it will probably be most economical to rent a car, depending on the rest of your itinerary. If you do, be extremely careful about the speed traps, which are literally everywhere.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #850 on: May 28, 2019, 01:02:35 AM »
What's the most ideal way to get from AUH to Dubai?

I took a bus

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #851 on: May 28, 2019, 01:43:21 AM »
What's the most ideal way to get from AUH to Dubai?
If your arriving on eithad they have a free bus to Dubai

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #852 on: May 28, 2019, 03:25:31 AM »
I took a bus
Ideal in what sense? Fastest and most convenient would be to take an Uber, but it will cost a lot, especially if you then need to get back to AUH. In such a case it will probably be most economical to rent a car, depending on the rest of your itinerary. If you do, be extremely careful about the speed traps, which are literally everywhere.
Thanks.
It would be 26 hours in Dubai.
If your arriving on eithad they have a free bus to Dubai
Oh wow, from Dubai to AUH as well?
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #853 on: May 28, 2019, 07:09:11 AM »
What's the most ideal way to get from AUH to Dubai?
Just rent a car and drive. Its the most convenient way to get around.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #854 on: May 28, 2019, 11:27:03 AM »
I was extremely happy that I rented a car (as Dan recommends), though I was there for 4 days and in a different situation. Still, it didn't cost much at all (probably less than the price of a 1-way Uber) and gave me so much more flexibility. If you'll be in Dubai for 26 hours, there are taxis everywhere you'll likely go, but you'll then have to deal with the pain of converting money (in 4 days I didn't have to convert at all) and possibly waste time waiting for Ubers.