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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 »

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1340 on: May 16, 2023, 03:58:08 PM »
Chabad has beautiful meal and minyan in address marina hotel( hotel -meal booked separately)

Thank you. Rooms are shabbos friendly?

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1341 on: May 16, 2023, 04:26:59 PM »
Thank you. Rooms are shabbos friendly?
ask for low floor also they know you need help getting in the room on shabbos or just keep it open

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1342 on: May 20, 2023, 03:55:20 PM »
Anyone have experience there for shabbos and have an apartment/ air bnb to recommend that's shabbos friendly and walking distance to either the st Regis or chabad?

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1343 on: May 28, 2023, 04:09:35 PM »
What are the "must do" for a 24-hour layover?
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1344 on: May 29, 2023, 11:52:15 PM »
What are the "must do" for a 24-hour layover?
See the DDMS TR and add kosher restaurants?
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1345 on: July 04, 2023, 04:24:36 PM »
Read some scary things about the driving matzav in Dubai. Is it overrated? My wife not so confident in my driving :) :)

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1346 on: July 05, 2023, 04:01:14 PM »
Read some scary things about the driving matzav in Dubai. Is it overrated? My wife not so confident in my driving :) :)
Very easy driving and parking, significantly better than Israel or NYC.
Beware of speed cameras.
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1347 on: July 05, 2023, 05:14:36 PM »
Read some scary things about the driving matzav in Dubai. Is it overrated? My wife not so confident in my driving :) :)
Very overrated. I had no issues driving, the signs are similar to what you see in Israel. Except instead of Hebrew/English you'll have Arabic/English.

Hardest part of driving there is paying attention to the road while looking out for lowest license plate numbers.
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1348 on: July 25, 2023, 08:02:42 PM »
Quote from the wiki -Looking Jewish UPDATE: Dubai Police said that it was prohibited to wear a Yarmulka or other Jewish items uncovered in public places.

Is this still true?

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1349 on: July 25, 2023, 08:19:45 PM »
Quote from the wiki -Looking Jewish UPDATE: Dubai Police said that it was prohibited to wear a Yarmulka or other Jewish items uncovered in public places.

Is this still true?

Totally false.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1350 on: August 22, 2023, 08:04:33 AM »
Did anyone ever make a Google Map with all the kosher places plotted out as pins on the map?

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1351 on: August 22, 2023, 03:06:36 PM »
Did anyone ever make a Google Map with all the kosher places plotted out as pins on the map?
It looks like https://www.worldjewishtravel.org/destinations/dubai/ has but you have to sign up for emails to see it.
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1352 on: August 27, 2023, 10:05:34 AM »
The Ami interviewed Bruce Gurfein this week who’s a member of the Jewish community in Dubai. He mentioned that in addition to the 6 restaurants currently opened there’s another 3 opening with in the next couple of weeks.

I have heard from a good source that a top of the line restaurant from NYC is planning on opening up a location in DXB. Is there really such a demand for kosher food there that it justifies having 9-10 restaurants?

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1353 on: September 11, 2023, 07:07:01 AM »
The Ami interviewed Bruce Gurfein this week who’s a member of the Jewish community in Dubai. He mentioned that in addition to the 6 restaurants currently opened there’s another 3 opening with in the next couple of weeks.

I'm guessing this is one of them...

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1354 on: October 03, 2023, 04:33:30 PM »
Anyone have any ideas on how to get into the Burj Al arab without paying for a reservation at one of the restaurants?

Trying to go up for a view and not just the ground floor...

Anyone have any tips?
Thanks
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1355 on: October 08, 2023, 01:52:31 PM »
Looking for a reliable driver to take us from DXB to AUH - we have concerns about security and want to be sure we're using a reliable driver. TIA

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1356 on: October 10, 2023, 05:05:29 PM »
Is the wiki Updated? If anyone knows any more info we should update it so it can be copied and pasted to help anyone going thru there.
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1357 on: October 11, 2023, 07:18:07 AM »
Anybody going this shabbos? Where staying? Chabad not having meals, not sure about minyan though

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1358 on: October 11, 2023, 11:12:30 AM »
Have a trip scheduled for February but wife is very nervous now with everything going on. For those there now do you feel unsafe at all or is it just business as usual?

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #1359 on: October 11, 2023, 03:10:04 PM »
Have a trip scheduled for February but wife is very nervous now with everything going on. For those there now do you feel unsafe at all or is it just business as usual?
Same. Have a trip planned for November! I feel quite uncomfortable going ahead with it, wondering what the consensus is on DDF?
Interested to hear you opinions/advice.