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Amalia Lazarov | Travelicious
“In addition to being born in the Middle East with generations of family roots in the region, I am extraordinarily passionate about the Middle East as a destination, its cultural heritage, the history, the art and calligraphy, the food, the music, and the new developments of the destination itself.”
Expertise: Africa and the Middle East
Specialty: UAE, Qatar, Oman and Israel
Categories: Art, Business Travel
INTERVIEW WITH ISRAELI CHANNEL 12 NEWS | NOVEMBER 2020
Promoting travel to Dubai
The United Arab Emirates is a luxurious playground full of opportunities for fun, ranging from powerboat racing to designer label shopping. The activities are diverse, what is constant is the fact that they are all extravagant and sumptuous. These tips for Israeli and other tourists are important to remember:
- When traveling to the United Arab Emirates, Israelis must remember to pack and bring their respect for others and leave their ego and non-respectful habits at home
- As a Sharia Law country, the UAE has zero tolerance towards drugs and alcohol.
INTERVIEW WITH MAJOR ISRAELI NEWS OUTLET YNET
“On the way up”
From Fantasies to Reality: “I Realized This Is My Purpose”
Amalia Lazrov was born in Israel and has lived in New York for 30 years: “I arrived with a penny and a half in my pocket.” Today she plans luxury trips for business people from all over the world: “The Europeans are kind, the Australians are charming, the South Americans are generous and the Americans are the most pampered.” On the Corona impact: “It’s like a heavy cloud but the industry will survive it too.”
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A-List Travel Advisor | Oman, Qatar, and United Arab Emirates Specialist
This Arabic and Hebrew speaker is an expert at tailoring trips to specific interests, such as architecture, horseback riding, and Islamic culture. Her itineraries combine stays at some of the region’s best hotels, like the Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal and Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort, with top-flight guides at attractions like Doha’s new National Museum of Qatar…She’s recently planned trips for people interested in the secular and religious architecture of the Arab world, for a family keen to learn more about equestrian traditions in the U.A.E., and for travelers interested in the Jewish history of Oman. Her partners on the ground enable Lazarov to connect visitors with the top guides and get VIP access to sites like museums and cultural centers. Of course, luxury is still a part of many of her trips. She often recommends hotels will full-service spas for a post-arrival massage and resorts top-notch gyms that have the latest equipment, including Peloton bikes, something clients often ask about specifically.
QUOTED IN EREM NEWS UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
“Tourists continue to misbehave in the Emirates.”
Travelicious encourages respectful behavior
Amalia Lazarov, owner of a travel agency, as saying: “The UAE is now within reach of an Israeli tourist, but the fact that you speak some Arabic does not make the hotel employee your friend. It is disrespectful to act as if it were. ” Lazarov added, “Everything is exploding in our faces because of this inappropriate behavior, and the truth is that things will end badly if these actions continue.”
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“Whatever couples dream of, they can do there.”
Travelicious Founder says Dubai is a world of its own
From perusing designer boutiques to dining in the desert, Dubai is easy to access. Numerous airlines fly into Dubai International Airport, including the highly-regarded Etihad and Emirates. Amalia Lazarov, Travelicious Travel founder, is quoted in The Knot’s ultimate Dubai honeymoon guide.