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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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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1120 on: October 13, 2021, 02:43:53 AM »
I've got a trip coming up Xmas time to Abu Dhabi (2 nights) and then to Dubai (5 nights - including shabbos).  For those that have stayed in Bonvoy or Hilton properties with executive lounges -- any reports of them providing kosher options upon request?  I plan to ask at the hotels I'm staying at but figured I would see if others have already had success with this request.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1121 on: November 03, 2021, 09:07:20 AM »
Anyone been to Dubai recently that can share how much people are careful about Covid there? I'm reading that you are required to wear a mask at all times even outside. Is that something most people on the street are keeping or is it more lax outdoors?
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1122 on: November 03, 2021, 09:09:24 AM »
I've got a trip coming up Xmas time to Abu Dhabi (2 nights) and then to Dubai (5 nights - including shabbos).  For those that have stayed in Bonvoy or Hilton properties with executive lounges -- any reports of them providing kosher options upon request?  I plan to ask at the hotels I'm staying at but figured I would see if others have already had success with this request.
Hilton al habtoor has kosher breakfast

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1123 on: November 03, 2021, 09:10:53 AM »
Anyone been to Dubai recently that can share how much people are careful about Covid there? I'm reading that you are required to wear a mask at all times even outside. Is that something most people on the street are keeping or is it more lax outdoors?
Thanks
I was there in july no one really spends time outdoors too hot by day and even tough pretty much everyone wears a mask itís under the nose

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1124 on: November 03, 2021, 09:14:43 AM »
Anyone been to Dubai recently that can share how much people are careful about Covid there? I'm reading that you are required to wear a mask at all times even outside. Is that something most people on the street are keeping or is it more lax outdoors?
Thanks
I was there two weeks ago - they are strict indoors. At entrance of hotels and malls you will be asked to put one. I've seen it several times.
There is no requirements outdoors AFAIK

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1125 on: November 03, 2021, 11:06:40 AM »
I was there two weeks ago - they are strict indoors. At entrance of hotels and malls you will be asked to put one. I've seen it several times.
There is no requirements outdoors AFAIK

Ok thanks!
Online when you Google it it says they are required outdoor as well (would attach screenshot but not sure how). Were most ppl wearing outside?

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1126 on: November 03, 2021, 11:08:04 AM »
Ok thanks!
Online when you Google it it says they are required outdoor as well (would attach screenshot but not sure how). Were most ppl wearing outside?
No i don't recall many people wearing outside

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1127 on: November 04, 2021, 11:58:51 AM »
Anyone been to the expo 2020? Is it worth going while on a trip to Dubai? The architecture looks amazing

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1128 on: November 04, 2021, 12:07:00 PM »
Anyone been to the expo 2020? Is it worth going while on a trip to Dubai? The architecture looks amazing
I went. Was definitely interesting..

A tip that another DDFer gave me is that tickets are free for students when you book online, and no one asks you for proof that you are a student
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1129 on: November 10, 2021, 02:50:20 PM »
Greetings. Considering Dubai/Abu Dhabi in December. I transferred MR to Emirates and booked two business class tickets for the Morning flight on the final day of Chanukah from JFK (only nonstop in business available that week). I've gone through most of the pages here since 2020 and my head is spinning from all of the amazing hotel options.

As a Titanium Marriott, Hyatt Globalist and Platinum Fairmonter (along with largely useless Diamond Hilton) Dubai seems to have countless insane options. To narrow things down a bit:

A) If I'm gonna get free breakfast in Hyatts Marriotts and Hilton are there any in the UAE that do this particularly well? I'm wondering if any of these hotels have kosher restaurants in them that supply the free breakfast.

B) Are there issues with being in The Palm and getting out on shabbos?

C) Is Mul Yam the best place to eat there right now?

D) Is there any reason to spend a night (or multiple nights) in Abu Dhabi or going for the day is sufficient?

E) Any updates on the Al Maha food situation? I spoke to a very nice person at the hotel today that told me the hotel will cook kosher for guests and when I asked for more details he gave me the email for the Executive Chef (who is out of town). Pretty annoying that their 14 day cancellation policy went to 30 days so if I book anything now for Chanukah time its non refundable essentially.

Thanks!

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1130 on: November 10, 2021, 02:56:29 PM »
Greetings. Considering Dubai/Abu Dhabi in December. I transferred MR to Emirates and booked two business class tickets for the Morning flight on the final day of Chanukah from JFK (only nonstop in business available that week). I've gone through most of the pages here since 2020 and my head is spinning from all of the amazing hotel options.

As a Titanium Marriott, Hyatt Globalist and Platinum Fairmonter (along with largely useless Diamond Hilton) Dubai seems to have countless insane options. To narrow things down a bit:

A) If I'm gonna get free breakfast in Hyatts Marriotts and Hilton are there any in the UAE that do this particularly well? I'm wondering if any of these hotels have kosher restaurants in them that supply the free breakfast.

B) Are there issues with being in The Palm and getting out on shabbos?

C) Is Mul Yam the best place to eat there right now?

D) Is there any reason to spend a night (or multiple nights) in Abu Dhabi or going for the day is sufficient?

E) Any updates on the Al Maha food situation? I spoke to a very nice person at the hotel today that told me the hotel will cook kosher for guests and when I asked for more details he gave me the email for the Executive Chef (who is out of town). Pretty annoying that their 14 day cancellation policy went to 30 days so if I book anything now for Chanukah time its non refundable essentially.

Thanks!
Hilton al habtoor has kosher breakfast

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1131 on: November 10, 2021, 02:58:03 PM »
Thanks a lot. Is the hotel nice enough to skip the Waldorfs Fairmonts and Park Hyatts for?

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1132 on: November 10, 2021, 03:03:20 PM »
Thanks a lot. Is the hotel nice enough to skip the Waldorfs Fairmonts and Park Hyatts for?
Never stayed there and never had the breakfast sorry

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1133 on: November 10, 2021, 03:04:02 PM »
Never stayed there and never had the breakfast sorry

Thanks for your help

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1134 on: November 23, 2021, 02:03:08 AM »
A 4th restaurant is opening tomorrow

https://thekosherplace.ae/

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1135 on: December 01, 2021, 01:10:51 PM »
If anyone is currently in Dubai and wants to join the Kosher desert safari for tomorrow night (Thursday dec 2) at a discounted price pm me

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1136 on: December 01, 2021, 01:15:38 PM »
A 4th restaurant is opening tomorrow

https://thekosherplace.ae/
want to update the wiki with all the restaurants?

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1137 on: December 01, 2021, 05:46:39 PM »
A 4th restaurant is opening tomorrow

https://thekosherplace.ae/

Only certifies SEALED meals

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1138 on: December 06, 2021, 10:25:06 AM »
Any nice points hotels near chabad?
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1139 on: December 08, 2021, 01:46:38 PM »
Hi

I would need a minyan Mincha/Maariv on the 19-21 of December. The gracious Chabad people cannot tell me yet if they will have a minyan. Any individuals or groups that will be there then?