Kyle FinleyUnited States
Barti is the BEST! A group of 10 on a 9 hour layover and he gave us a 3:30 am to 7:30 am tour that was awesome.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kyle It was amazing that you all went to India spending your time and money to do Charitable causes. Your Church group was amazing and really sportive people so early in the morning. Thank you for your generosity and kindness. Regards Barti
Barbara MitchellUnited Arab Emirates
Barti, thank you so much for your excellent tour yesterday. You are very knowledgeable and I learned many new facts. Thank you also for being so flexible! I really look forward to touring with you again. All the best, Barbara
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Barbara, Thank you very much and it was indeed a pleasure being with you all. Can you kindly put this comments in the main comments and your comments will give me a reference for others to see. Hope to see you soon. Regards Barti
This is a very good tour. Barti and his driver Ali are professional. We came away with a very good understanding of old and new Dubai and an understanding of the culture. This was a private tour and they went the extra mile and showed us the fish and fruit and vege market and the wharf. Be prepared for the 'hard sell' at the gold and spice souks.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Maureen, It was a pleasure meeting you both and being your guide. I am glad that I was able to share my local knowledge with you. Thank you. Regards Barti
Sue MewettUnited Kingdom
I chose toursbylocals.com and more importantly Barti because of previous reviews and we were not disappointed! He and his driver picked us up where we were staying on the Palm and proceeded to give us a great taste of what Dubai is all about. He answered our many questions and gave us an interesting insight into the history of Dubai and living there. We would very definitely recommend Barti, he is a friendly, charming and interesting guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sue, It was a pleasure meeting you both and thank you for your kind words. Thank you for choosing me as your tour guide while in Dubai. Regards Barti
Judith TannerWakefield, MASSACHUSETTS, United States
As a follow up to my previous rating for our two day tour with Barti and driver, I wanted to add that I use a wheelchair for distance and this proved no problem for the tour. Barti was very helpful when it came to my difficulties walking distances. The wheelchair fit nicely in the vehicle and I was able to use it as needed, making the touring much more comfortable. For anyone with a problem walking distances, I would highly recommend this as an option for touring because you will see so much more.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Judith, Thank you for choosing me as your tour guide during your trip to this beautiful country UAE. Regards Barti
Andrew SoyeUnited Kingdom
Barti was exactly what we were looking for - a personal, local, guide who could personalise a trip around us. He is courteous, generous, calm and welcoming. He is such a personable and friendly man who will immediately make you feel comfortable. His English is excellent (I am English), fluent - absolutely. We walked away very happy and fulfilled, feeling like we knew something about this place. It was a pleasure to spend half a day in the company of such an intelligent, knowledgable man!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andrew, Thank you for choosing Dubai during your once in a lifetime honeymoon trip. You both were absolutely wonderful and thank you for your generosity and kind words. Thank you for choosing me. Regards Barti
Barti was an very knowledgable and provided us with lots of interesting information on this diverse city. We found his services an excellent way of seeing a cross-section of Dubai. He also accommodated our requests on places we were and weren't interested in including in the itinerary. A very good service.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, It was a pleasure meeting you all and thank you. Regards Barti
Sharon KashenUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sharon, Thank you. It was a pleasure meeting you all. Regards Barti
Darlene F.United States
Barti is a 5-star tour guide! You can rest assured that any of your needs and interests will be met --plus more! He is a wealth of information, a wonderful resource, and will not only show you the sights, but will also give you a glimpse into the culture of the society. He is increduably reliable and flexible. I am a seasoned traveler and recommend him highly!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Darlene, It was indeed a pleasure being your guide. Thank you for your kind words. Regards Barti
Barti was our guide and the afternoon went far beyond our expectations. He was the perfect guide, both thoughtful and informative and a true gentleman. We were picked up on time at the airport and after the tour taken to our hotel. We only had a 24 hour stopover in Dubai but we felt that this was the perfect way to see as much as we could of the highlights and all our curious questions answered and some extremely interesting facts about the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ian and Mrs. Ian, Thank you for your kind words. I enjoyed being your guide and thank you for choosing me as your guide. Regards Barti
Very knowledgeable and friendly guide, resident in Dubai more than 20 years. Would not hesitate to recommend him
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Clive, Thank you very much for your kind words. I really enjoyed being with you both as your guide. Regards Barti
Gloria FriedmanUnited States
Our family of 4 had a wonderful 4 hour tour with Barti. We had an extended layover in Dubai, on our way to our final destination. Barti took us to all of the sites we were hoping to see and he arranged everything so well. We saw a perfect amount for the time we had. Barti is extremely knowledgeable, was sensitive to our time restriction and was great to be with. He worked well with the driver. I would definitely recommend him highly!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gloria, Thank you all very much for choosing me as your guide. I enjoyed being your guide. Regards Barti
In September we were taken on a tour of Dubai by Barti. His knowledge was great - not only of the city but also of the cultural aspects of UAE - he even helped us to barter. He tailored the tour to suit our needs & even rushed us through check in at the airport after we were late due to the traffic. I would highly recommend Barti as a guide & would use his services on our next trip to Dubai.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Belinda, Thanks very much. Look forward to seeing you all again. Regards Barti
Dave HeathUnited Kingdom
great tour to go on, Barti was excellent and spoke very good English also had a great knowledge of the city,one of the best things about this tour is you can custom make your trip to visit places for as long as you want to,If you want too see Dubai this is a great way to do it . Dave Hereford england
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dave, Thanks very much for your kind words and your generosity. I enjoyed being with you both as well. Regards Barti
Barti is the best guide ever! He's very polite, knows everything about Dubai and was very concerned about our needs and interests. Thanks to him we had a great time in Dubai. 5 stars aren't enough!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alline, It was indeed a pleasure meeting you both and you both were wonderful. The Brazilian chocolate you gave me was really great.Thank you. Regards Barti
Keith JacksonNoosaville, QLD, Australia
Barti offers the perfect introductory tour of Dubai, one of the world's most remarkable cities which is still playing out its fascinating story. Barti, and his efficient driver Ali, guided us on a logical and comprehensive tour which managed to take in all the full beauty and complexity of Dubai, and allowing us to plan the rest of our stay from a firm knowledge base. Barti is pleasant, engaging, willing to answer any question and exceptionally well organised. He is a gem - well done Barti and TBL
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Keith and Ingrid, Thank you for your wonderful company and thank you for choosing me to be your tour guide while in Dubai. It was a pleasure being your tour guide and you both were amazing. Regards Barti
Dayana PerezDominican Republic
Barti is the best tour guide! he is very knowledgeable, respectful and knows everything about Dubai. He is very kind and took his time with us. He never rushed us and always advised us on the best places to go.he took us every where in Dubai,he even took our pictures.Barti is very professional and deserves a promotion! there is no other tour guide like him. We will definately book his services again when we go back to the middle east!My sister and I were so happy.He made our Dubai Experience unforgetable!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dayana, It was indeed a pleasure meeting you and your sister and being your tour guide. You and your sister were wonderful and generous. Your knowledge about UAE is amazing and to answer all your intelligent questions was an experience for me as well. Hope to see you all soon. Regards Barti
Barti was a fantastic host and went out of his way to make us feel special. He exceeded our expectations massively and we would have no hesitation in recommending him as a personal guide to any of our friends. Thanks Barti. Ted, Jo and Ali.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ted, Thanks for your kind words. Regards Barti
Alan LeavittUnited States
Barti was a great tour guide. He was prompt, his English is excellent, he was thorough and he even waited patiently while we shopped and went way over our allotted tour time. I would definitely recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alan, Thanks very much for your kind words. Regards Barti
We are very happy with Barti's tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Volkan, It was a pleasure being with you and your parents. Regards Barti
Clifford ShimaUnited States
Barti made our tour very enjoyable. Our party of four was very impressed by his knowledge and friendliness. He is a great tour guide. Thank you tours by locals.com.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Clifford, Thanks very much for your kind words. Regards Barti
Julia CummingUnited Kingdom
I am delighted to say we had a wonderful tour of Dubai we had with Barti. He was such a brilliant ambassador for Tours By Locals - his enthusiasm, knowledge, funny stories and warm friendly style, made our afternoon one we shall remember for a very long time. Nothing was too much trouble for Barti and his ability to make the tour great for our two boys, my mother and my husband and me was great. Thank you so much Barti and we shall highly recommend you to anyone visiting Dubai. Julia Cumming & family.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Julia, Thank you for choosing me. You all have been amazing especially your two little boys. Kind Regards Barti R.