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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 #940 on: October 18, 2020, 06:14:58 PM »
Is there enough things to do/explore for a week?

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #941 on: October 18, 2020, 06:16:31 PM »
Is there enough things to do/explore for a week?
Not really.
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 #942 on: October 18, 2020, 06:39:08 PM »
Is there enough things to do/explore for a week?
If you combine the sites and a desert/beach/pool vacation, youíll probably be fine...

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« Reply #943 on: October 18, 2020, 06:40:16 PM »
If you combine the sites and a desert/beach/pool vacation, youíll probably be fine...
True, as there's no limit to beach/pool time for some.
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 #944 on: October 18, 2020, 06:49:09 PM »
True, as there's no limit to beach/pool time for some.

Thanks but no, for that Miami is good enough. I'll have to find someplace else as the world is closed.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #945 on: October 18, 2020, 06:55:08 PM »
Thanks but no, for that Miami is good enough. I'll have to find someplace else as the world is closed.
Panama and CR.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #946 on: October 19, 2020, 02:19:19 PM »
Panama and CR.

Thanks working on CR now.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #947 on: October 21, 2020, 01:09:26 AM »
It's not a bad deal for 31K-39K SPG.
Would be amazing if they'd be willing to source kosher food as part of the full-board, but that's a ridiculously long-shot.
Still see them accommodating kosher food as a long-shot?  :)
Seriously if Al Maha become constructive with kosher full board that might be one of the best redemption out there.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #948 on: October 21, 2020, 07:14:02 PM »
Still see them accommodating kosher food as a long-shot?  :)
Seriously if Al Maha become constructive with kosher full board that might be one of the best redemption out there.
At that rate it's going, not a bad speculative booking.
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #949 on: October 22, 2020, 10:05:07 AM »
That would be amazing and tremendous progress. When I stayed at Al Maha 2.5 years ago, I couldn't even get them to store my food in their freezer and warm it up double-wrapped!

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #950 on: October 22, 2020, 12:06:23 PM »
That would be amazing and tremendous progress. When I stayed at Al Maha 2.5 years ago, I couldn't even get them to store my food in their freezer and warm it up double-wrapped!
A lot has changed since you were there. They are the most accommodating hotel Iíve been to regarding kosher food.
They let me keep my whole cooler in the freezer and let me come and go in the kitchen as I please.
Warmed up all food. They made me breakfast with my pan ect.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #951 on: November 12, 2020, 10:31:36 AM »
Any latest updates?

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #953 on: November 12, 2020, 08:02:57 PM »
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...

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #954 on: November 12, 2020, 10:12:45 PM »
A lot has changed since you were there. They are the most accommodating hotel Iíve been to regarding kosher food.
They let me keep my whole cooler in the freezer and let me come and go in the kitchen as I please.
Warmed up all food. They made me breakfast with my pan ect.
Cash prices are crazy high there. Any alternatives and kosher accommodating?

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #955 on: November 13, 2020, 05:16:45 AM »
Is the wiki up to date?
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #956 on: November 13, 2020, 09:36:46 AM »
Cash prices are crazy high there. Any alternatives and kosher accommodating?
85k-100k marriot points

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #957 on: November 13, 2020, 11:16:24 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...

Waldorf location is very unique, in that it has a view of both Burj Al Arab and Burj Khalifa that you won't find almost anywhere else. But it's really remote, all the way out on the palm, and will involve a lot of extra driving coming and going. It's ideal if you're just going to chill at your resort, but while I enjoyed my visit, I was glad I didn't stay there. I spent 2 nights at the Ritz (plus 1 at Al Maha, and 1 in Abu Dhabi), which was a much more convenient location. As mentioned, Al Maha should only be booked on points (or converted Ritz certs :), not cash.

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« Reply #958 on: November 13, 2020, 11:57:57 AM »
Waldorf location is very unique, in that it has a view of both Burj Al Arab and Burj Khalifa that you won't find almost anywhere else. But it's really remote, all the way out on the palm, and will involve a lot of extra driving coming and going. It's ideal if you're just going to chill at your resort, but while I enjoyed my visit, I was glad I didn't stay there. I spent 2 nights at the Ritz (plus 1 at Al Maha, and 1 in Abu Dhabi), which was a much more convenient location. As mentioned, Al Maha should only be booked on points (or converted Ritz certs :), not cash.

Thanks. Will probably just stay at the Habtoor, most convenient. Interestingly enough, Habtoor guests receive free access to Waldorf private beach.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #959 on: November 14, 2020, 05:25:53 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