Dewey NorthingtonUnited States
We had a great time and learned a lot. The Dubai traffic is bad. Other than that we were quite impressed with the culture, the history, the Dubai Mall, and excellent architecture. We wish we had more time in Dubai. Be prepared for the hard sales people at the gold and spice markets. They really get aggressive and in your face, especially addressing the women. It's best to walk by and ignore them.
Nancy MilstenUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nancy Thanks. Regards Barti
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.
Steven KantorUnited States
Perfect host Knows area ver well A pleasure
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Steven Thank you for your kind words. Hope to see you all again. Regards Barti
Susan JohnsonUnited States
Barti provided an easy, quick, comprehensive tour of all the highlights in Dubai. Well choreographed with his driver. We hit all the high points of Dubai with ease and good information provided along the way. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan Thank you for your kind words once again. Thank you for your generosity. Regards Barti
Helen MorrisUnited Kingdom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Helen Thank you and it was a pleasure meeting you all. Regards Barti
Well organised and covered many different areas of Dubai without feeling rushed.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jamie Thank you for choosing me. Regards Barti
Jason W.Los Angeles, CA, United States
Barti was an excellent guide! He showed us everything in Dubai and customized the tour to our needs and desires. He is extremely knowledgeable, speaks fluent and excellent English, is a professional and very enthusiastic. We would highly recommend him to anyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jason Thank you for your kind words. It was indeed a pleasure meeting you all and thank you for choosing me Regards Barti
Murali SampathUnited States
Barti is a tremendous guide in all aspects. He really understands Dubai past present and future, he is very organised yet also very flexible to accommodate unique needs. He has unique inside knowledge and will go the extra mile. He is really friendly and considerate of everyone's needs. Thanks Barti for a great tour of Dubai and all the best! - Murali
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Murali, It was indeed a pleasure meeting you and your parents in Dubai. Thank you for your kind words and I hope you and your parents will visit this country once again. Regards Barti
A group of 4 of us used Barti to show us Dubai. He was exceptional. His English was excellent and he was so knowledgeable about the whole area. We have no hesitation giving Barti 5 out of 5. Thank you for the very best tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stacey, Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure meeting you all and sharing my local knowledge of Dubai. Regards Barti
Mary Susan BarnhillUnited States
Barti was the most informed guide you could ask for. Very professional & polite He made several calls for us about various times and tours before we left and emailed us the information. He asked for a list of the things that we wanted to see in Dubai and planned our entire day based on those. His driver, Ali, was excellent also & very courteous. You couldn't have a better guide & driver!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mary, Thank you both for choosing me to be your tour guide for ending the year 2016 and then again on Jan 2nd tour. Thank you for your kind words. Regards Barti
Miriam KwatnyUnited States
Barti was absolutely terrific! He customized our tour to meet our interests. Gave great advice and information about Dubai.Dropped us at a wonderful waterfront restaurant for lunch at the end of our tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Miriam, Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure meeting you all and being your tour guide. Regards Barti
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour with Barti and his driver. Barti was knowledgeable, accommodating, and provided a comprehensive view of Dubai, with lots of details, and covering a lot of ground, in just over a day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Brian and Mrs. Brian, Thank you for choosing me as your tour guide while in Dubai and for your kind words. Thank you for your generosity and my regards to your children. Regards Barti
We were travelling in a group of 5 including one in a wheelchair. We were very pleased to have Barti as a tour guide. We found the tour was not rushed in any way and he was very knowledgeable and obliging throughout the whole tour.He made our first trip to Dubai a very pleasant experience. I would recommend Barti as a tour guide for any tours throughout that region.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Terese, It was indeed a pleasure meeting you all and being your tour guide in Dubai. Thank you for your generosity and thank you for choosing me. Hope to see you all again. Regards Barti
Grant GaskillUnited States
For a quick layover in Dubai our guide, Barti, in short period of time managed to tour all the major areas of the city and its landmarks, plus engage us in a thoughtful conversation of the city, the Emirates, the inhabitants and the future of UAE. We truly enjoyed our tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Grant and Mrs. Grant, Thank you for choosing me as your private tour guide in Dubai and it was indeed a pleasure meeting you both. Thank you for your generosity. Regards Barti
Bharatsinh ZalaUnited States
Our tour guide Mr. Barti was was very courteous, punctual and caring. He exceeded all our expectations. Our driver Ali was excellent. Mr. Barti was very well informed and had excellent knowledge of subject matter. We enjoyed our tour and very confident we will recommend his services to our friends.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bharatsinh, It was indeed a pleasure meeting you and your wife. Thank you for choosing me as your tour guide while in Dubai and thank you for your kind words. Regards Barti
Allibert Clinkre A. T.Philippines
First of all, we were very well informed by our tour guide during our tour. There were many things that we did within 9 days in a private tour rather than a group tour and we also did many things because of our tour guide that was so very informative of all the places and can suggest many places that we want to go if we don't like the place. Our guide was very good and has a great knowledge about the history of the place and some of the buildings that were built before. overall our tour was a excellent.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Allibert, It was indeed a pleasure meeting you and your Parents who were wonderful people. This several days tour which you booked with me was first for me of a client booking for 9 days with me. I enjoyed being with you all the days and appreciate your courtesy. Thank you for choosing me as your tour guide while in UAE. Thank you and your parents for your kindness and generosity. Hope to see you all again in the future. Regards Barti
Kimberly McGoldrickUnited States
We can't say enough about Barti and Ali, they accommodated our every request, we just "had" to stop at the Harley Davidson store-without notice, and then when we were tired and requested to not go to the Souk, they offered to take us the next day but we had other plans. I will definitely book again with Barti and Ali when we come to Dubai again. Awesome customer service and listens to what his customers want to see, do and experience in Dubai. He is very attentive and has vast knowledge of Dubai.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kimberly, It was indeed a pleasure meeting you and your family. Thank you for your kind words and thank you for your Generosity. Look forward to see you all again. Regards Barti
Meena NachiappanUnited States
Barti was prompt when he met us. He handled booking a desert safari tour through another company for me. After we finished that tour we met Barti who took us on a city tour. He was very knowledgeable and interesting. We told him what we were interested in and he customized the tour accordingly. The car was comfortable. He and his driver were extremely nice. We only had 4 hours in Dubai and we felt that he showed us everything we needed to see. I would recommend him highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Meena, Thank you for choosing me as your guide and it was a pleasure meeting you and your family. Thank you for your kind words. Regards Barti
Phillip ChinTwp of Washington, NJ, United States
Andy LloydUnited Kingdom
We were very well looked after by Barti, he took care of everything including taking photos of us as a family! I would not hesitate in recommending him, and we would definitely use local guides in the future. Barti was able to answer all our questions about Dubai and offered us lots of interesting facts too. Thank you for taking such good care of us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andy, Thank you for choosing me as your guide. I enjoyed being with you all and you are a wonderful family and thank you for your generosity. Regards Barti
Tom RadiUnited States
Barti was very flexible in proving us a day trip to Al Ain. He met us at our hotel and we saw the country-side. He showed us what there was in the area and returned us to our hotel. Nothing to complain about.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tom, It was a pleasure meeting you both. Thank you. Regards Barti
Beth KrewedlUnited States
Barti was an excellent guide for us over a two day period and he made our visit to Dubai very enjoyable. He is very knowledgeable about the city and was very accommodating on showing us the highlights. He is a very pleasant, intelligent man and we learned so much about the history and culture of the area from him. I can not say enough of how much we enjoyed our tour with him and would seek him out to be our guide if we were to visit Dubai again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Beth, It was indeed a pleasure meeting you both and being your guide. I would like to thank you for choosing me among the many guides listed in TBL while in Dubai. Thank you for your generosity and kindness. Regards Barti
Beth KrewedlUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Beth, I thank you both for choosing me as your guide during your trip to Dubai. Hope to see you all in the future. Regards Barti
Kimber RichterUnited States
Barti and Ali (the driver) were really great. Barti gave me such a great perspective on all aspects of the city - the government, economy, mix of cultures and religion, and history. It would have taken me a week to see and learn as much about the city as I learned in my 5 1/2-hour tour. Note to potential buyers: unless you book with other people in your group, you will have to pay the entire price. I didn't understand that when I booked. That being said, the tour was entirely worth it!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kimber, Thank you for your feedback. It was a pleasure meeting you and being your guide. Regards Barti
Anthony BrennerUnited States
Barti was the absolute perfect guide for seeing Dubai. He planned a great visit for us, while still being very flexible when we wanted to spend more or less time at various stop. He was on time and extremely courteous. Most of all, Barti is incredibly knowledgeable about so many topics relating to Dubai, life here and the country's history. Finally, his SUV is immaculate and air-conditioned, a must in Dubai. We could not recommend Barti more strongly!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Anthony, Thanks for your kind words. I enjoyed being your guide and both your boys were wonderful and thank you for choosing me. Regards Barti
Barti was the most amazing tour guide we have ever experienced; and we tour as a group often. His level of expertise regarding every aspect of not only the predefined tourist spots, but also the general knowledge of the country, was nothing short of astounding! There was not one single question asked that Barti could not immediately answer with 100% accuracy. His incredible knowledge spanned the local customs, politics, infrastructure and overall culture of the country. We were so impressed!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lilibeth and Jason, Thanks so much for your kind words. You all have been amazing and at times groups like you become more than just clients and the emotions left by both sides tell how much we enjoyed each others company. Regards Barti
Carolynn JamesUnited States
The correct guide did not show!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Carolynn, My dear Father passed away hours before your tour on May 16th and hence I had to arrange for TBL guide Hans J as my immediate replacement and I apologize for not being able to inform you about that I was trying to arrange a flight to be with at my fathers funeral in India on May 16th. Hence in this most saddest situation for me I could not be there for guiding you. Barti
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: The issue was brought up to the guide and his guide support manager. Who together agreed that despite the unfortunate personal loss Barti had to deal with, the right thing to do in this case was to compensate the customer accordingly and so was done.
BARTI IS THE BEST!!! He and his driver picked us up for a tour of Dubai at 0515hrs at our request for dawn at the beach near Burj Al Arab. We got fabulous photos too!! We travelled the well trod routes and some not so well trod. Barti was widely knowledgeable, and easygoing to converse with. We had an amazing tour with him and would thoroughly recommend him to anyone. We found the 6 hour tour best suited our needs particularly the earlier start. Well done Barti and your driver.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nicci, Thanks very much for your kind words. I enjoyed being your guide with you both and thank you for your generosity. Regards Barti
Sue Ann PekarthySan Jose, CA, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sue, Though we completed 80% of the tour, but since you were tired and not feeling well and wanted to go back to the Port, we just followed your instructions and we returned to the Port earlier than the tour booked timing. I hope you are well and enjoying rest of the cruise journey. Regards Barti
Barti was a terrific guide, nothing was a problem and he was extremely knowledgeable about past and present Dubai and we throughly enjoyed our time spent with him. An extra bonus was his background of being Indian which helped explain a few things from our trip to his homeland prior to our stopover in Dubai. Thank you Barti
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shirley, Thanks for your kind words. I enjoyed being your guide and thank you for your generosity. Regards Barti