With the recent peace deal between Israel and the UAE, Dubai, and the entire UAE, is suddenly an exciting new travel destination (post-COVID).
Filled with luxurious hotels, unimaginable attractions, and minutes away from the breathtaking Arabian Desert, Dubai is sure to become a popular vacation spot within the Jewish community.
Direct flights from Israel are in the works and direct flights depart NYC for Dubai once a day, and the flight clocks in at 12hrs 45 mins – surely manageable for those who are used to flying to Israel. Once direct flights from TLV-DXB start, it will shorten what was once a 10.5 hour trip on multiple flights to about a 3 hour direct flight!
Since the peace agreement, many kosher options have become available in the UAE.
- Elli’s Kosher Kitchen works with a variety of hotels to offer kosher catered meals to guests, certified by the O-U. See the list of hotels here.
- The Armani/Kaf restaurant is open inside of the Burj Khalifa in Abu Dhabi.
- The Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi has a certified kosher kitchen
- Kosher meals are also available on Emirates Airlines
Elli’s Kosher Kitchen on Instagram or on her website highlights their expanding kosher services in the Gulf nation.
The KosherDubai account on Instagram posts pictures of kosher items available in Dubai’s supermarkets.
The UAE itinerary below beautifully fuses a beach and a city vacation, allowing you to enjoy the best of what Dubai has to offer.
Some of the activities/sites mentioned below may be temporarily closed due to Covid-19. Make sure to contact the place directly for the most up to date information.