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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #825 on: March 27, 2019, 08:03:00 PM »
For Dan's Burj al Arab trick of booking tea at the Skyview Bar without a CC, is there a problem trying to back out once you get to the top and "discover" that it costs 635 AED pp?

Even though you don't have to give a CC, there are several cancellation T&Cs you have to agree to that make me nervous about getting stuck up there until I pay up. Can I just use the res to get on the entrance list to get into the hotel and then just enjoy poking around the lobby?

Or does it defeat the whole purpose if I don't go up to check out the view from above (even though I'll be seeing the view from even higher at Burj Khalifa)?

Also, if anyone has done Ski Dubai, does the rental clothing they give you suffice to keep you warm while skiing, or should I plan to bring additional layers of my own? It feels weird to pack ski attire when the outdoor temperature is over 90, but if the stuff they give you isn't enough, then I'll bring my own so I can enjoy the experience.
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #826 on: March 27, 2019, 08:12:25 PM »
Also, if anyone has done Ski Dubai, does the rental clothing they give you suffice to keep you warm while skiing, or should I plan to bring additional layers of my own? It feels weird to pack ski attire when the outdoor temperature is over 90, but if the stuff they give you isn't enough, then I'll bring my own so I can enjoy the experience.
The clothing they provide is very thin. I would suggest to bring a sweatshirt. Itís 24 degrees in there

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #827 on: March 27, 2019, 08:25:51 PM »
For Dan's Burj al Arab trick of booking tea at the Skyview Bar without a CC, is there a problem trying to back out once you get to the top and "discover" that it costs 635 AED pp?

Even though you don't have to give a CC, there are several cancellation T&Cs you have to agree to that make me nervous about getting stuck up there until I pay up. Can I just use the res to get on the entrance list to get into the hotel and then just enjoy poking around the lobby?

Or does it defeat the whole purpose if I don't go up to check out the view from above (even though I'll be seeing the view from even higher at Burj Khalifa)?
I'd risk it. Was really beautiful.
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #828 on: March 27, 2019, 08:45:13 PM »
I'd risk it. Was really beautiful.
+1, even if they make you pay the service at the bar was a fraction of the price.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #829 on: March 27, 2019, 09:28:50 PM »
Is there a way to just make a reservation for service at the bar, to avoid the game-playing and anxiety? And if not, even if I signed up for a 635 AED afternoon tea, I can get away with just buying drinks at the bar? Why wasn't Dan given that option in his TR?

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #830 on: March 27, 2019, 09:32:26 PM »
Is there a way to just make a reservation for service at the bar, to avoid the game-playing and anxiety? And if not, even if I signed up for a 635 AED afternoon tea, I can get away with just buying drinks at the bar? Why wasn't Dan given that option in his TR?
They wont seat you at the window if you choose the bar. The window is what has a truly breathtaking view.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #831 on: March 27, 2019, 09:35:19 PM »
But I'm anyway not getting seated at the window? At best, I get a quick peek out of it and a picture before they send me back down like Dan did, so what am I missing?

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #832 on: March 28, 2019, 11:02:25 AM »
How reliable is Waze (or Google Maps) in Dubai? I use TMobile, who told me that I'll have free unlimited data, but it will be 2g-3g. Any data points on if this should be adequate, or if I should download UAE maps to my Garmin Nuvi and take it? My itinerary also includes Al Maha, which is somewhat in the middle of nowhere, if that's relevant to coverage issues.

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« Reply #833 on: March 28, 2019, 11:10:36 AM »
How reliable is Waze (or Google Maps) in Dubai? I use TMobile, who told me that I'll have free unlimited data, but it will be 2g-3g. Any data points on if this should be adequate, or if I should download UAE maps to my Garmin Nuvi and take it? My itinerary also includes Al Maha, which is somewhat in the middle of nowhere, if that's relevant to coverage issues.
Waze/GMaps worked great, though I used Fi which is 4G. Highly recommended for international travel.
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #834 on: March 28, 2019, 11:43:52 AM »
How reliable is Waze (or Google Maps) in Dubai? I use TMobile, who told me that I'll have free unlimited data, but it will be 2g-3g. Any data points on if this should be adequate, or if I should download UAE maps to my Garmin Nuvi and take it? My itinerary also includes Al Maha, which is somewhat in the middle of nowhere, if that's relevant to coverage issues.
Waze is very reliable just be very careful with the speed limit as there a cameras about very mile or so.
Al Maha has great cell coverage.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #835 on: March 28, 2019, 04:04:18 PM »
Any issues davening on EK with tallis and tefillin (not in F, where you could just do it privately)?

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« Reply #836 on: March 28, 2019, 04:05:01 PM »
Any issues davening on EK with tallis and tefillin (not in F, where you could just do it privately)?
Go F or go home ;D
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #837 on: March 28, 2019, 04:13:09 PM »
For Dan's Burj al Arab trick of booking tea at the Skyview Bar without a CC, is there a problem trying to back out once you get to the top and "discover" that it costs 635 AED pp?

Even though you don't have to give a CC, there are several cancellation T&Cs you have to agree to that make me nervous about getting stuck up there until I pay up. Can I just use the res to get on the entrance list to get into the hotel and then just enjoy poking around the lobby?

Or does it defeat the whole purpose if I don't go up to check out the view from above (even though I'll be seeing the view from even higher at Burj Khalifa)?

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I did it was there 1 month ago and they even offered me to take a pictures of me and my wife .

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #838 on: March 28, 2019, 04:56:50 PM »
I did it was there 1 month ago and they even offered me to take a pictures of me and my wife .

Wow, that's great to know! Just to confirm, you did Dan's trick of making a reservation without giving a CC, just going up for pictures, and then leaving without buying anything when they told you how much it costs, and they didn't give you a hard time about it?

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« Reply #839 on: March 28, 2019, 05:09:40 PM »
Wow, that's great to know! Just to confirm, you did Dan's trick of making a reservation without giving a CC, just going up for pictures, and then leaving without buying anything when they told you how much it costs, and they didn't give you a hard time about it?

no made Res online paid with my card once we set down told them I did not no there is a full meal only a drink .