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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 #960 on: November 14, 2020, 06:46:29 PM »
When is your conference?

Looks like Arieh Wagner is running a kosher program in Habtoor Palace from end December with a kosher coffee shop...


https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g295424-d21346797-Reviews-Starguest_Kosher_Dubai-Dubai_Emirate_of_Dubai.html

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #961 on: November 15, 2020, 08:33:09 AM »
I hear there are plans to make frum weddings in Dubai.  Anyone know any details ?

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #962 on: November 15, 2020, 11:45:27 AM »
Is the Chabad information a secret that its not in the wiki?

Looking to go in the next 2 weeks with some friends.

Still working on the itinerary.   

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #963 on: November 15, 2020, 11:55:58 AM »
Is the Chabad information a secret that its not in the wiki?

Looking to go in the next 2 weeks with some friends.

Still working on the itinerary.

Just don't take any fotos of the airport.  Two israelis got arrested today in Dubai for taking pictures.
There are cameras everywhere.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #964 on: November 15, 2020, 12:05:25 PM »
Just don't take any fotos of the airport.  Two israelis got arrested today in Dubai for taking pictures.
There are cameras everywhere.
Or any government facilities for that matter

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #965 on: November 16, 2020, 12:32:35 AM »
Is the Chabad information a secret that its not in the wiki?

Looking to go in the next 2 weeks with some friends.

Still working on the itinerary.
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Area of JCC is Al Wasl, Shabbat is at a different location. You get address when u contact and provide passport.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #966 on: November 16, 2020, 12:35:19 AM »
Have a 4 day business conference in Dubai this winter. Its centered on Habtoor Palace. Question is- should I stay there or go for some way better place? (Waldorf or Ritz, St Regis is too far).

Also, can someone please PM where is Chabad? Obviously cant find address online. Maybe I'll stay near them for Minyan...
Al Wasl District. That location is for during the week minyanim etc. Shabbat is somewhere else.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #967 on: November 16, 2020, 11:04:02 AM »
Anyone want to start a master list of hotels that can provide kosher food?
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 #968 on: November 17, 2020, 10:10:27 PM »
Going next week. IYH

Do the locals accept USD of not best place to exchange?

Any relevant tips important to know? (I read both TRs)

TIA

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #969 on: November 17, 2020, 10:14:04 PM »
Going next week. IYH

Do the locals accept USD of not best place to exchange?

Any relevant tips important to know? (I read both TRs)

TIA
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #970 on: November 17, 2020, 10:41:57 PM »
I hear there are plans to make frum weddings in Dubai.  Anyone know any details ?
This is a very broad question

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #971 on: November 18, 2020, 12:09:26 PM »

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #972 on: November 20, 2020, 02:20:03 AM »
Going next week. IYH

Do the locals accept USD of not best place to exchange?

Any relevant tips important to know? (I read both TRs)

TIA
Tip #1 - there's a new kosher catering/takeout called treats kosher cheapest best option can order online etc (jewishuae.com/tourist-info/kosher-food)

Tip #2 - if you are staying for shabbos there are meals with chabad, book hotels accordingly jewishuae.com/tourist-info/shabbat-with-chabad
Important to know that minyan during the week is in a different place (Al Wasl) so you may want to book a different hotel during the week

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #973 on: November 22, 2020, 06:09:08 PM »
Anyone have the number to Rabbi Duchman please pm

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #974 on: December 01, 2020, 05:18:03 AM »
I'm going this week IY"H and i will try and get as much info for an updated trip report and tips
Thanks. Looking forward to reading your TR

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #975 on: December 01, 2020, 08:35:32 AM »
I heard that Reserve cut is opening in Dubai

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #976 on: December 01, 2020, 09:01:03 PM »
So the plan is to stay in Address Marina for shabbos and then move hotels for 3 nights

Debating though where to stay as there a million and 1 hotels..

Don't need a beach
a good spa would be a plus

Address Sky view Downtown  and  Address Palace Downtown were the two i was looking at  - any reason one over the other?
Ruled out Armani (didnt seem that special) and Bvlgari (expensive)

Let me know why yes and why not or if you have a different recommendation?


Thanks!


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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #977 on: December 01, 2020, 09:23:27 PM »
So the plan is to stay in Address Marina for shabbos and then move hotels for 3 nights

Debating though where to stay as there a million and 1 hotels..

Don't need a beach
a good spa would be a plus

Address Sky view Downtown  and  Address Palace Downtown were the two i was looking at  - any reason one over the other?
Ruled out Armani (didnt seem that special) and Bvlgari (expensive)

Let me know why yes and why not or if you have a different recommendation?


Thanks!
I have no idea, but wouldn't the Waldorf Palm Juimerah be a better deal at 68k points? Hilton also has other deals like 48k at Habtoor Palace or Waldorf DIFC 58k
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #978 on: December 01, 2020, 09:35:37 PM »
So the plan is to stay in Address Marina for shabbos and then move hotels for 3 nights

Debating though where to stay as there a million and 1 hotels..

Don't need a beach
a good spa would be a plus

Address Sky view Downtown  and  Address Palace Downtown were the two i was looking at  - any reason one over the other?
Ruled out Armani (didnt seem that special) and Bvlgari (expensive)

Let me know why yes and why not or if you have a different recommendation?


Thanks!


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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 #979 on: December 01, 2020, 10:03:05 PM »
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Yes , Definitely something I will consider. Looks like it has a nice balance of modern and arabian style as well as beach and spa
also has points available for suites
The only reason i guess i'd choose against it for location , thought maybe to be walking distance in downtown