Michael PearceAllyn, WASHINGTON, United States
I have yet to be disappointed in a Tours by Locals guide, but I'd put Ute a the very top of the list--she's skilled, knowledgeable, and flexible.. and fun to be with!!
Jane SuttonUnited States
Ute is a FABULOUS tour guide! She is so knowledgeable regarding the culture, history and sites of Dubai. I would highly recommend booking Ute if you are traveling to Dubai and looking for a local to show you 'their Dubai!
Matt HenryUnited Kingdom
We had the perfect tour. Ute was great, very informative and knowledgeable. It was exactly what we wanted in our short stopover! Thanks Ute!
Melissa FronstinUnited States
We loved the day we spent with Ute. She is a wonderful tour guide! She was right on time picking us up at our airport hotel and had a perfectly planned day for us. As first time visitors to Dubai, we got to experience all of the highlights and learn a great deal about the city from an extremely knowledable and organized tour guide. Thank you Ute!!
The tour with Ute was great. She was very well prepared and showed everything we wanted to see. I can recommend everyone a tour with Ute. Thank you much for the great day.
Ute is a fantastic guide and made our time in Dubai memorable and special. Thank you Ute!
Joseph SherwoodUnited States
Ute was a fabulous source for all things "Emirati" having resided in Dubai for over two decades. Great perspective on local and regional history, economic development, tradition, quirks and culture from a sophisticated, multi-dimensional German (female) resident's point of view. Absolutely loved our 8 hour tour together! .........Joseph & Linda S, Los Angeles, Calif
Ute is an excellent guide and fun to tour with. Very knowledgeable and efficient - she delivered on everything.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. It was a pleasure meeting you.
Michael LikterevUnited States
Ute's knowledge of the subject, enthusiasm, and communication skills were way above our expectations. We really enjoyed her company and learnt a lot of interesting things about the area, and we are pretty well educated in geography and politics.
Joy N.Kailua Kona, HI, United States
Ute was the consummate tour guide! She was flexible, accommodating, extremely knowledgeable, and knew some neat little secrets about being a good guide - loved the idea of her having one of us in the front seat so she could sit more central among us so we could all hear better. Her English was perfect and she did an excellent job of highlighting a variety of Dubai venues. How we wished that we had had time to have her take us to Abu Dhabi!
Ronald RobertsonUnited States
Ute K is a very thorough, professional, and extremely knowledgeable guide. Not only did she give us an excellent tour (my second with her) she gave us info on what to do after the tour to make our visit even more enjoyable. Again thank you Ute. Regards, Ron and Jean Robertson.
Sandra McClureUnited States
We were in Dubai on a very long layover. Ute was on time, very knowledgable and incredibly personable. Had a wonderful time with her both seeing and experiencing the city. She also knows how to drive a hard bargain! Thank you, Ute, ever so much, for such a great afternoon!!! Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sandra, thank you for your kind words. I am very happy that you enjoyed you time. I enjoyed showing you around and hope to welcome you back some other time.
Nicole KromUnited States
Ute was very professional and helpful helping me to see quite a bit of Dubai in 9 hours time. Hearing about living in the area from the perspective of a female was invaluable. She knew the best picture spots and ins and outs of the souks that I on my own would have never been able to figure out.Don't miss out going to the top of the Burj Kalifa or at least cocktails at the Burj Al Arab as both really added to the experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nicole, it was a pleasure meeting you and showing you around. See you next time. Scorching hot regards from Dubai We have 115F now. All the best, Ute
Stephen BrajkovichNew Zealand
A very pleasant and knowledgable guide. She took us to all the places on our list of must-sees and added some extra treats as well. She knows lots about the history and politics of Dubai.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. I am glad you enjoyed. Wish you a safe trip home and hope to see you back in the near future, maybe Abu Dhabi next time.
Terence GillettMerritt Island, FL, United States
Wonderful use of limited amount of time. Ute maximize our experience with some very good off the beaten track travels besides the ones the normal tourist would expect. Highly recommend Ute and tour by locales.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello ! Happy New Year !Hope you are well. It was so nice to meet you and I am happy you were able to get so much out of this trip. Hope to see you back soon.
Robert PhelpsUnited States
Outstanding guide! My wife and I had only one day in Dubai. Ute drove us to all of the major sights, including a great evening boat ride across the creek and walk into the gold and spice souk. Then she picked up our luggage at our hotel and drove us to the airport right on time for our late night flight out. Her knowledge and skills as a guide along with her friendly and personable style made our day in Dubai truly memorable. She has our highest recommendation as an excellent Dubai guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your nice comments about me. It would be my pleasure to welcome you once again in Dubai or Abu Dhabi.
Joy B.New Zealand
Very knowledgable guide who gave us a great tour, thanks
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure meeting you and your family. Hope to see you again sometime in the nearer future.
Len ParkesUnited Kingdom
Excellent guide excellent tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. Enjoy the rest of your vacation. Best regards, Ute
Ute, you helped us out with both tours, the City tour, and the Evening safari, dinner, dune riding, and entertainment, just perfect. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening, Mohamed. Was an experienced driver, he even helped me out when I got stuck in the sand. Entertainment superb, both dances, the Tanoura dancer was amazing. Thank you so much for helping us s fit in so many sight seeing things, none of this would have been possible without your help.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marina, I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your time so much. It was my pleasure guiding you and hope to see you back in Dubai again. Best regards,Ute
Ronald RobertsonUnited States
Ute did a fantastic job of showing us the city of Dubai. She also helped us get a driver/guide to take us to Abu Dhabi. She is a real professional and a credit to Tours By Locals. This was my third tour using Tours By Locals and I will continue to use them in the future, thanks to the professionals like Ute.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind comments about me. It is great to hear that you enjoyed our tour together. It was a pleasure meeting you.
Beth MillerUnited States
Ute is very knowledgable about the history and culture of Dubai. I would definitely recommend her to my friends who plan to visit. While German at birth she has an excellent command of the English language.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. It was nice meeting you and I look forward to m welcoming your friends in Dubai and or Abu Dhabi.
Roger JohnsonUnited Kingdom
5 Star service. A really informative and friendly tour, well planned and a good mix of walking and driving. Well done Ute.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ann and Roger. I am glad you enjoyed the tour. It was a pleasure meeting you.
Linda AbbottEustis, FL, United States
Today was a full and busy day of touring. Our wonderful guide, Ute, was so patient and thorough in answering our many questions and satisfied our unending curiosity. We are a group of 9 and at one point one of us required a wheelchair. Ute handled the problem with no fuss and we were very quickly on our way again. Her quick wit and sure knowledge of the history and current affairs here in Dubai were impressive indeed. We had a great time!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Linda. It was a fun filled and pleasant day for me too. Looking forward to another great day with you and your family today.
Roberto RinaldiniDana Point, CALIFORNIA, United States
Ute is a great person - extremely professional and organized. Everything was as scheduled and always in time. She knows everything about Dubai and Abu Dhabi. I recommend her to everyone plans a trip in UAE.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Roberto. It was a pleasure meeting you and your boys.
Ian PaddickUnited Kingdom
We booked a tour thorugh Tours By Locals and our tour guide was a very nice German lady called Ute and it was brilliant, fountain of knowledge, we saw places that we would never have known let alone found. The Kings Palace. Boat ride with a visit to the spice/gold souks Museum tour which was full of facts about Dubai before oil was found. So if you are looking for a tour would recommend booking it with Ute
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind words and recommendation. Hope to see you again some time soon. Regards, Ute
Andrew O'RiordanUnited Kingdom
Ute was lovely! full of knowledge and very flexible throughout the day Made sure we were not being ripped off and helped us get good deals in the spice markets! would highly recommend to anyone!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andrew, thank you for your nice comments. I am glad you liked our tour together and your stay in Dubai. All the best to you both, Ute
Claudia RedwitzUnited States
Excellent tour! Ute was a fountain of information as she took us through Dubai and it's many wonders. She was very flexible when we had a last minute change to the end of the day. I only wish we would've had more time. Claudia
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Claudia. it was a pleasure meeting you. Hope there will be a next time.
Daniel ChengUnited States
Ute, was excellent, what I appreciate most was the contact that Ute provided.
Andrew ChungUnited States
I rate my tour guide 5 out of 5 for sure! The tour started VERY promptly and ended VERY promptly. Ute already knew that my time in Dubai was very short and tight. Thanks to her expertise, I really was able to see everything within Dubai. I am actually glad that she got me the ticket for the Burj Khalifa, which for sure saved a lot of my time. Her car was very comfortable and the air conditioning was excellent (something very important in Dubai). Also glad she introduced to camel milk ice cream :-)!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andrew, thank you very much for your kind words. Great that you enjoyed your short visit. It was my pleasure showing you around. Hope to see you again some time soon. Best regards, Ute
Carl CromeFrilsham, BERKSHIRE, United Kingdom
Ute was the perfect host and has lived in Dubai a long time so has seen the growth over the years , perfect English and very extensive local knowledge . This short tour takes in every major landmark of Dubai , so is perfect if you are only passing through or if you are staying longer do this tour first and it gives you a great overview of where and what is happening in Dubai % Stars Highly recommended
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carl, it was a pleasure meeting you and your party. I am very happy that you enjoyed the tour. Thank you very much for your kind words. Best regards, Ute
Very knowledgeable of politics, history, culture. You will have a fun learning experience with Ute as your guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. I am glad you liked the tour.
Judith EllenthalOld Greenwich, CONNECTICUT (CT), United States
Excellent guide. Very knowledgeable and pleasant to be around. i would certainly book her agin, if i came back to Dubai.
Comprehensive tour of the city. Ute gave an excellent commentary about what we were seeing and the history. A great introduction to Dubai.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Susan ! My regards to everyone.
Ute is a great guide with an extensive knowledge of Dubai and its history. On our tour Ute helped us tremendously to find and purchase economically local clothing for a theme party we were attending.
Ute planned a tour for us which showed us the old and new Dubai. Ute was very patient, friendly and knowledgeable. Between getting from one area to the next in air conditioned comfort, we walked through markets, souks and historical areas, took an Abra ride & visited the Burj Khalifa. Ute was able to accommodate those who needed a pharmacy/Foreign Exchange/Coffee/costume etc., without losing sight of us (not always easy as were a group of 12). We all felt we had been given a great insight into Dubai.
Liza Larsenlaguna beach, CA, United States
Terrific and informative tour. Transport was very comfortable. The insights of using an ex-pat put the real Dubai into great perspective. Ute listened carefully to our interest and arranged the 1/2 day tour to reflect what we wanted to see and learn about. I would recommend her services to anyone ( couples, families, groups,)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Liza, thank you for your kind words. I am glad you enjoyed your short visit to Dubai. It was a pleasure meeting you. Best regards from sunny Dubai, Ute
Budi Komala NoorMalaysia
We had 2 days tour with Ute & overall we had a great time with her & glad to know her as our private tour guide during our stay in Dubai. She has driven us to several interesting areas & explained all interesting things about the places we visited. This 2nd trip to Dubai has been surely a memorable one & would like to thank Ute for her full dedication of her expertise & not to forget her broad knowledge of the culture of this region is really outstanding. If you need a guide, she is really a good choice!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind words.
everything was fine beside she didn't pay for my breakfast n I had just a small burger in petrol station in all day. which I paid by myself.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback. The tour 'What's Included' section mentions water, soft drinks, coffee or tea as included, but not meals. I've now updated the 'What's Extra' section to say that meals are extra. Hope this clears things up.