Ali was amazing. I emailed him to see if we could tailor a tour to go exactly where we wanted and he accommodated straight away and was very easy to communicate with. From the minute Ali picked us up from our hotel he was a pleasure to spend time with. He was not only very knowledgeable, he was great company. I couldnt recommend Ali highly enough. When we come back to Oman we will definitely be booking another tour through Ali. If you want a really enjoyable tour, book with Ali
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lana, Greetings again!! It was indeed a pleasure to take you guys around the countryside and i myself really enjoyed your company. Thank you so much for the kind words, appreciation and recommendation. This will certainly motivate me more to give the same or even better quality of service to my other guest in the future. Thank you once again for giving me this opportunity and I will look forward to hear from you again. Best Regards --- Ali B.
Jeffrey SzymanskiUnited States
Ali is laid back and polite. City tour was good but we had more questions about Oman. He could answer only some. I think the tour is too high priced for what we got, though that is not his fault. He did take us to a 5 star hotel, as we did the Souk on our own the day before.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Greetings Jeffrey, Thank you very much for taking the time to write review. Your input, and the feedback from all of our travellers is vitally important to me as i always want my travellers expectations to be met. I sincerely apologize that i could not make up to your expectations. As per your comments, i will try to gather more information about Oman and will be able to answer it all hopefully when i see you again in the future here at Oman. Regards Ali B
Steven B.United States
We were so fortunate that Ali B. was available when we booked our tour just a few days before our ship arrived in Muscat. It was great to have the flexibility to design our tour in order to accommodate one gentleman who had walking difficulties. Ali was friendly, pleasant, and very informative. He even helped the women to wear their headscarves the proper way to enter the mosque. His English is excellent, and we learned a lot about the city and Islam. Much better than a ship's tour with 25 people.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Steven, Thank you so much for the review and the wonderful words. It was indeed a pleasure showing you the sights of Muscat City. Do let your friends and family know about my beautiful country and should you or any of your pals plan to come to Oman, do give this opportunity again to show you around. Regards --- Ali B.
Anthony CromptonUnited Kingdom
We asked on a number of occasions to be back to our ship by 5pm at the latest... we had to travel over 100 miles an hour and our life's were put at risk on many occasions.. Two of our ladies were in tears. We arrived back at the ship at 5.40pm.. We had to ring the ship and it was explained to us by the ship Queen Mary 2.. that we are the last to board and they would not guarantee they would wait... A 2 hour car journey from hell.... very disappointed and very worrying and upsetting.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Crompton, My most sincere apologies for the inconveniences experienced during your tour. Unfortunately we did not communicate at all or before booking the tour and it was booked to start at 8:30am to be finished at 5:00pm.As we met past 9:00am and hence we started late and resulted into this unfortunate event. Since your feedback have been received, i have been taking all the correcting measures to assure this will not happen again. Regards -- Ali B
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our guides’ normal high standards.
We have had a perfect day in Oman. Our driver was very friendly and he showed us a lot of interesting Things. Thank you very much!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Andrea, Greetings! ! :) Thank a ton for your kind word. Its really motivating. I will look forward to hear from you and your pals again. Regards Ali B.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.
Man Chiu LeeAustralia
The tour guide Ali was very flexible and catered to our needs. He took us to see the Grand Mosque and the Royal Opera House instead of Nizwa after we told him that we had been to Nizwa the other day. He let us have lunch at Wadi Bani Khalid as per our request. I also learned a lot about Oman from him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mr. Lee, Personal Greetings!! Thank you so much for the kind words and the appreciation. This will certainly motivate me to serve the same way to other travellers travelling to my country. I hope you would visit onan again and i would again the opportunity to serve you. Look forward to it!! Have a good day!! Regards --- Ali B
Marsha CarowUnited States
Not as expected. Guides' English inadequate. Tour of Wahabi Sands was instead tour of a vallley of camel corrals. Visit to Bedouin family with lunch was restaurant in nearby town. All in all a disappointing and wasted day. Five hours driving to see nothing of interest.
Ali was an excellent and obliging guide, but his English was not quite up to scratch. However, we got a good overall view of Muscat
Mohammed EttouneyUnited States
This tour, and its guide, Ali, are a must for anyone who want to spend a day exploring Oman's cultural heritage and natural beauty. A short ride away from Muscat, where Ali picked me up from my hotel, we went to the dates exchange market place and the fort. We then went up the mountain to explore some of the most beautiful scenery in the Arabian peninsula which included the Grand Canyon of Oman. After a hearty lunch, we stopped at 400 years old sites, then we drove back to Muscat. PERFECT!
Mohammed EttouneyUnited States
Ali was the perfect guide. His knowledge of the history of Oman is extensive. His courtesy and friendliness made me feel right at home. The tour met and exceeded in many ways the descriptions. At the end of the tour, we had covered several of the sites in Muscat. i recommend this tour and Ali with the strongest possible manner.
James StevensUnited States
Ali did a great job. He was very adaptable. Because I was having some physical issues, he changed the entire tour at the last minute to accommodate me. He is also knowledgeable about Oman and pleasant company. I highly recommend him.