Author Topic: Knowitall's Phillipines, 'Nam & Thailand Trip with splashes of AMM, DXB & HKG  (Read 12681 times)

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First of all Thank you very much to the DDFers that helped me out planning this trip.
And especially to the one who was supposed to come  8)

This trip started out 4am motzai tisha bav on an hour of sleep heading to TLV.
We made a pit stop in RBS to pick some beef jerky that got sent in from USA.
After getting interrogated by israeli security "so your going to jordan for the day and then dubai for one day and then Hong Kong for only a day and then Phillipines..." we stopped in a glorified sitting area called the Dan Lounge.

Prob the best you can do with 30k AA-that's 22CPP!

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Is there more?? :P

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I should hope there's more. I'm looking forward to reading it.

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Too much of a tease. Post more.
Quaerite et Invenietis.

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Plenty more coming
I have to figure out the best way to post pics cuz DDF hosted isn't an option.
In the process of reading this http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=46084.0

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I have to figure out the best way to post pics cuz DDF hosted isn't an option.
In the process of reading this http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=46084.0
Good luck! It's not that complicated. The arduous part is choosing the pictures.

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i did a similar route; tlv-amm-auh-mnl.

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I had read online that you can get a 24 hour transit visa for free but when we got there they insisted on charges us $57 for a visa.
Maybe I should Dispute?
Our first stop was the Royal car museum. Apparently king Hussein became king at 18 and was a crazy car fanatic.

There was one other group of ppl there.
Tourism barely exists in amman.
Our next stop was the citadel. It's an overlook on the whole city with some roman ruins.
After that we went to the rainbow street area. We shopped for some souviners and looked at some giant hookas.
We went to a souk there that reminded me of machane Yehuda except all the screaming was in Arabic.
After buying some fruits we were off to the airport. They have a decent size lounge in AMM. And we were off to Dubai. More coming soon....

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Great video!

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Great video!
+1. Kind of sounds like a call to prayer, just rougher.

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Re: Knowitall's Phillipines, 'Nam & Thailand Trip with splashes of AMM, DXB & HKG
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2015, 10:00:14 AM »
I know this is a real noob question but how does one book a ticket like that... Can that be done online just using a multi city function ? Do you need to call ? Only 30k AA miles ?

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Re: Knowitall's Phillipines, 'Nam & Thailand Trip with splashes of AMM, DXB & HKG
« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2015, 10:29:04 AM »
Most partner award space on AA, u will need to call.

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Re: Knowitall's Phillipines, 'Nam & Thailand Trip with splashes of AMM, DXB & HKG
« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2015, 02:20:46 PM »
Waiting patiently for the rest

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Re: Knowitall's Phillipines, 'Nam & Thailand Trip with splashes of AMM, DXB & HKG
« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2015, 04:52:32 PM »
We got in Dubai very late at night. The airport is unnecessarily huge. I think they made the terminal much larger than necessary to make it feel like Dubai is such a big place. Pride/being #1 is all they care about. We walked nearly a half hour to get out. Nobody had any issues with israeli visas in our passports.
We went straight to the sheraton and went to bed.
It was a very nice hotel with comfy beds and big rooms.
In the morning we davened and hit up the pool before leaving. We then went off to the burj al-arab 7-star hotel.
In order to get in, we made reservations for the skybar, where a tea is $100 per person! First we looked around the lobby and fountain area






We then went up to the skybar but we said we didn't have a reservation.
We told them we wanted to come back at night but in the meantime we wanted to see the day view. This is probably the best view of Palm islands as Dubai is very hazy. The Burj khalifa is much further away and higher up so you can't see as clearly from the khalifa.
I'm sorry, most of the good pics are on my camera, all these are from my phone.


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Re: Knowitall's Phillipines, 'Nam & Thailand Trip with splashes of AMM, DXB & HKG
« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2015, 04:57:04 PM »
And then when you went back at night did you pay? Or did u say ur there just to see the night view :)

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Re: Knowitall's Phillipines, 'Nam & Thailand Trip with splashes of AMM, DXB & HKG
« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2015, 05:12:47 PM »
So how did you get in to the hotel in the first place if they didn't have a reservation for you?