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There are no issues with:

  • Having Jewish items
  • Looking Jewish
  • 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
UAE- Abu Dhabi and Dubai TR with lots of links for attractions and food etc (maybe s/o would copy+paste from there to here)

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)
King David Kitchen kingdavidkitchen.com
Kosher coffee Bibi


Synagogue:
PM Dan for contact info.

Things to Do:

Sites to find deals:
  Groupon.ae
  Greatdeals.ae
  getyourguide.com
  klook.com
  tiqets.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
- The view at the palm - theviewpalm.ae
- Legoland
- Inside burj al arab insideburjalarab.com


Hotels:

Getting Around:

Notes:

« Last edited by hakohen on August 20, 2023, 04:53:22 AM »

Author Topic: Dubai Master Thread  (Read 296629 times)

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1320 on: January 19, 2023, 04:12:45 PM »
Any recommendations for:

For takeout Shabbat meals?

Dubai tour guide?


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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1321 on: January 23, 2023, 07:39:26 PM »
Any recommendations for:

For takeout Shabbat meals?

Dubai tour guide?
Anybody??

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1322 on: January 23, 2023, 08:10:55 PM »
You don't need a tour guide as there's nothing to see really.

There are a few tourist points of interest. Just pick which you want to see and take a taxi.

I did do the desert tour, which was fun. I went with Efraim. Highly recommended.

Wasn't there for shabbos.

Also, Elli's Cafe, on the palm, was Vegan (at least when I was there). I do not recommend the Vegan pizza!

Make sure you ask before you order as they don't always tell you.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1323 on: January 28, 2023, 02:25:59 PM »
Anyone know the status of the womenís Mikvah in Dubai? Asking out of ignorance. All I know is that itís new and the Rav who oversees it is Rabbi Duchman who is an amazing person and has done incredible work there but at the same time heís under 30 years old and lived most of his adulthood in Dubai so Iím not sure when he had the time to become a Baki in hilchos mikvaos and a Mikvah expert - which obviously you need to be to build a Mikvah. Just curious if anyone has additional info

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1324 on: January 29, 2023, 02:41:51 PM »
Anyone know the status of the womenís Mikvah in Dubai? Asking out of ignorance. All I know is that itís new and the Rav who oversees it is Rabbi Duchman who is an amazing person and has done incredible work there but at the same time heís under 30 years old and lived most of his adulthood in Dubai so Iím not sure when he had the time to become a Baki in hilchos mikvaos and a Mikvah expert - which obviously you need to be to build a Mikvah. Just curious if anyone has additional info

Interesting question

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1325 on: January 29, 2023, 02:50:55 PM »
Anyone know the status of the womenís Mikvah in Dubai? Asking out of ignorance. All I know is that itís new and the Rav who oversees it is Rabbi Duchman who is an amazing person and has done incredible work there but at the same time heís under 30 years old and lived most of his adulthood in Dubai so Iím not sure when he had the time to become a Baki in hilchos mikvaos and a Mikvah expert - which obviously you need to be to build a Mikvah. Just curious if anyone has additional info
Many chabad shluchim will fly in a mikvah expert to oversee the building of their mikvah and insuring its kashrus. Can't speak for Dubai specially though

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1326 on: January 29, 2023, 05:48:16 PM »
Anyone know the status of the womenís Mikvah in Dubai? Asking out of ignorance. All I know is that itís new and the Rav who oversees it is Rabbi Duchman who is an amazing person and has done incredible work there but at the same time heís under 30 years old and lived most of his adulthood in Dubai so Iím not sure when he had the time to become a Baki in hilchos mikvaos and a Mikvah expert - which obviously you need to be to build a Mikvah. Just curious if anyone has additional info
What on earth does the Rabbi's age have to do with it? How many Chabad Shluchim do you think are Baki in Hilchos Mikvaos?
״וזה כלל גדול: שישנא אדם כל דבר שקר. וכל מה שיוסיף שנאה לדרכי השקר Ė יוסיף אהבה לתורה.״ - אורחות צדיקים

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1327 on: February 05, 2023, 06:56:05 PM »
Any recommendations on where to rent a car from?
Is abu dhabi worthwhile to check out?
Is the jewish desert trip worth spending half a day on a short vacation?

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1328 on: February 07, 2023, 12:28:42 AM »
How long you going for?

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1329 on: February 07, 2023, 12:45:10 PM »

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1330 on: February 07, 2023, 02:21:17 PM »
IMHO do the dessert but not abu dhabi theres not that much to do around the city and you can do it the other days.. I rented from europcar was ok got brand new mazda 6 and it didnt even have a screen. Just because theres an abundance of luxury cars around dont expect one at the car rental, unless you pay for it...

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1331 on: February 08, 2023, 07:09:08 AM »
Any recommendations on where to rent a car from?
Is abu dhabi worthwhile to check out?
Is the jewish desert trip worth spending half a day on a short vacation?
i didn't think the desert trip was worth it
you can book a separate jeep experience as that was a highlight for me

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1332 on: February 08, 2023, 09:13:15 AM »
i didn't think the desert trip was worth it
you can book a separate jeep experience as that was a highlight for me

What jeep experience did you book?

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1333 on: February 08, 2023, 11:17:25 AM »
Im trying to reach Ephraim at the kosher Desert tour, but no answer (watsapp not coming up)
Anyone has an email or direct contact number?

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1334 on: February 13, 2023, 03:14:27 AM »
What jeep experience did you book?
We did as part of the kosher experience, but that part was the highlight
you can find plenty of options on discount sites

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1335 on: February 19, 2023, 09:44:44 AM »
UAE blocks VoIP apps like Google Voice, WhatsApp audio/video, Skype, etc. Anyone have any experience with WiFi calling in Dubai? Does it work with or without VPN?

My usual travel plans involve buying a cheap local data-only eSIM and forwarding calls to my GV number before traveling internationally but if GV is blocked I need an alternative. If wifi calling doesn't work then I guess plan C is Google Fi, but at $0.20/min that's costly. Any suggestions?

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1336 on: February 19, 2023, 12:03:59 PM »
UAE blocks VoIP apps like Google Voice, WhatsApp audio/video, Skype, etc. Anyone have any experience with WiFi calling in Dubai? Does it work with or without VPN?

My usual travel plans involve buying a cheap local data-only eSIM and forwarding calls to my GV number before traveling internationally but if GV is blocked I need an alternative. If wifi calling doesn't work then I guess plan C is Google Fi, but at $0.20/min that's costly. Any suggestions?
Everything worked well for me with expressVPN

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1337 on: May 03, 2023, 02:08:59 PM »
Anyone going NY-Dubai this week that can take along a challah board?
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1338 on: May 16, 2023, 03:33:27 PM »
Anyone have recommendations where to stay for shabbos? Kosher food and minyan? I see there's minyan on the palm in the st Regis has anyone stayed there and knows if it's shabbos friendly with keys, sensors and all that?

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1339 on: May 16, 2023, 03:55:14 PM »
Anyone have recommendations where to stay for shabbos? Kosher food and minyan? I see there's minyan on the palm in the st Regis has anyone stayed there and knows if it's shabbos friendly with keys, sensors and all that?
Chabad has beautiful meal and minyan in address marina hotel( hotel -meal booked separately)