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Vijay S.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

"Do what you love, and love what you do"- This famous quote perfectly defines me in nutshell, I love every single day of showing and sharing my knowledge about this remarkable and fascinating city of Dubai which I call home since last 20 years.

These past 20 years have helped me witness all these rapid development from a pretty close angle. I'm highly passionate to share this story of my Dubai - a journey from nowhere to somewhere, a story from rags to riches which transformed Dubai from a small humble fishing and pearl diving village to being the epicenter of all the modern happenings. Being in the tourism industry since the past 25 years, have literally helped me evolve who I am today.

Professional experience
Having worked in my previous full-time role as a senior Tour executive in Emirates Airlines ( Arabian Adventures ) 2001-2007, have helped me brush my skills both at a professional and personal level. Each and every tour of mine is uniquely designed to give all my guests a personalized touring experience blended with quality and humor.
" People first " - That's my mantra, hence I'm very flexible and will strive my best to suit your individual taste, likings and disliking, within the permitted time limits and available resources. After all it's you who makes every tour unique and special as every guest is diversified and multicultural in itself, just like our city of Dubai which is truly a melting pot of different cultures, ethnicity, and traditions.

Had the opportunity to lead the people from every walk of life, whether it has been the diplomats, MBA's and EMBA's students from prestigious universities across the globes, or high profile CEO's or just relaxed leisure travellers or families, everyone has its own take away of understanding from Dubai. I thoroughly enjoy every single day of taking people around since last 12 years of my career as a professional tour director/guide and this has constantly helped me to understand the world and the different shades of life in much better way.

Why me?
I'm a very flexible, informative and humor loving individual yet focussed to every attention to detail at the same time. I don't prefer driving while I'm guiding, in order to lose the focus on what I'm good at and leave the driving part on the professional drivers, though it makes the tour little expensive than the people who drive and guide, and other aspect is that the majority of the tourist places faces scarcity of parking lots, and hence don't want my guests to waste their valuable time going around with me in looking for a parking. I only use neat and clean saloon and 7 seater cars( Toyota Previa -07 seaters, 3 seater Lexus with professional well-mannered drivers.
I'm an amateur photographer myself and would love to share the skills with you being around.

Every tour could be tailor-made suiting your personal choices and timings, no matter how avid the request could be, will try my best to customize it for you.

Allow me to share this wonderful journey with you and your family and in return, I guarantee you a wholesome different experience of high professionalism and friendliness embedded with a tailor-made tour or excursions as designed by you. I believe in a dialogue and not just a monologue which really makes up the core of every tour of mine.

I would like to wrap this with these famous tagline of Emirates Airlines

"When was the last time did you discover something for the first time "-

Embark on this extraordinary journey of 180 degrees transformation from nowhere to somewhere and allow me have to have this wonderful opportunity to be your host.

A Recent Review of this guide

Vijay was an exceptional guide, making sure we saw everything there was to see. Nothing was too much trouble. We would highly recommend him.
Lyle Georgeson

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Tour guide license issued by Department of Dubai Tourism commerce and marketing, Government of Dubai.
Accredited by Tourism culture authority- Government of Abu Dhabi.


I don't drive and guide which is also restricted as per the local tourism regulatory norms, this also enables me to focus more on the quality guiding element what guests have paid for and leave the driving part on the efficient driver that accompanies us.

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