Traveler Reviews for Private Tour in Dubai, United Arab Emirates by Tour Guide Barti R.

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JoAnn A.

United States
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Tour: #95900, Camel Racing in Dubai - Camel races on select days of the month., Dubai, United Arab Emirates    
Date: Jan 2/20

Barti is the best. If I could, I'd give him a ten star rating. This tour was fabulous, but Barti made it extraordinary. He's knowledgeable and kind. And camel racing is exhilarating. Loved it and him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear JoAnn I am glad that you were finally able to make it to the Heritage sport of UAE Camel racing and the timing of your visit matched the Camel racing day in Dubai. Thank you for choosing me as your tour guide and thank you for your kind words. Regards Barti

Nevione Crawford

Canada
Rating

Tour: #95900, Camel Racing in Dubai - Camel races are held only on select days of the month. Next racing season from Sep 2019, Dubai, United Arab Emirates    
Date: Oct 24/19

Barti is an excellent guide, considerate, knowledgeable and good at his job.He has been our guide twice and we would use him again as he is always able to provide a great experience.Barti takes his job seriously and is very professional.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nevione Its a pleasure to meet you again and this time with your lovely Husband and thank you for choosing me again. Thank you for your kind words. I hope to see you all again in the future. Regards Barti

Justin Terry

United States
Rating

Tour: #95900, Camel Racing in Dubai - Camel races are held on select days of the month- Please book after confirming with me, Dubai, United Arab Emirates    
Date: Apr 14/19

My family I thoroughly enjoyed our Camel Racing tour with Barti last month. We could not have gotten such exclusive access to the races and camels without him. As such, we were able to pet the camels before their races, and we were able to ride alongside the race track as the camels raced! Talk about real time! Moreover, Barti did an excellent job of explaining everything while providing a few snacks and beverages along the way; this was icing on the cake. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Barti!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Justin Thank you for your kind words. Camel racing happens once in a while in Dubai after a long gap of 6 months with no camel races and your timing was right. Regards Barti

Hubert van Dongen

Netherlands
Rating

Tour: #95900, Camel Racing in Dubai - Camel races are held on select days of the month- Please book after confirming with me, Dubai, United Arab Emirates    
Date: Mar 20/19

We had a very interesting tour to the camel races;unique experience. We even could drive with one of the camera trucks folloing the 8km race. Barti clearly had good contacts there. And he is a very pleasant host. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Hubert It was a pleasure meeting you and your family. Thank you for your kind words. Regards Barti

Benjamin Symmers

United States
Rating

Tour: #95900, Camel Racing in Dubai - Camel races are held on select days of the month- Please book after confirming with me, Dubai, United Arab Emirates    
Date: Mar 20/19

Barti is an excellent guide. He knows Dubai and camel racing inside and out - no question unanswered! The tour gave plenty of time to watch up to 10 races, from prep, to starting gate (just feet away), and also a fun ride around the track in one of the camera cars following the race leaders! So much fun. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Benjamin It was a pleasure meeting you and thank you for choosing me. Thank you for your kindness. Regards Barti

Ayumi Tanabe

Japan
Rating

Tour: #95900, Camel Training in Dubai - Camel training tour for Ayumi on 19th Jan early morning pick up 6.45am, Dubai, United Arab Emirates    
Date: Jan 19/19

Barti is a very excellent tour guide. He searched a camel race schedule throughly for me, and responded to my request flexibly. His knowledge about a history of race was also good so I could have many interesting and exciting experiences. When I go to Dubai next time, I will ask him for a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ayumi It was a pleasure meeting you and thank you for choosing me as your private tour guide for the Camel training tour. I hope the next time you are here in Dubai we hope there will be an actual Camel racing and you can visit Camel racing then. However you may have noticed since Camel racing happens once in a while, the Camel training tour which we did in lieu of Camel racing was equally interesting. Hope to see you again soon. Thank you very much once again. Regards Barti

Michael Himes

United States
Rating

Tour: #95900, Camel Racing in Dubai - Camel races are held on select days of the month- Please book after confirming with me, Dubai, United Arab Emirates    
Date: Dec 5/18

Fantastic experience. The camel races were very fun and educational. Barti went above and beyond to communicate before the tour, and made the tour a VIP experience. A job well done!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure meeting you and your daughter Chelsea and you both were very knowledgeable. Thank you for your generosity. I hope to see you again in the future. Regards Barti

Pavel Simakov

United States
Rating

Tour: #95900, Camel Training in Dubai - Camel training on November early morning pick up 7.30am for Pavel S and family, Dubai, United Arab Emirates    
Date: Nov 23/18

Excellent tour, outstanding guide!!! We highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Pavel It was a pleasure meeting you and your wonderful family. Thank you to Mrs. Pavel for asking me very knowledgeable questions. Thank you for choosing me as your private tour guide. Regards Barti

Danshu L.

United States
Rating

Tour: #95900, Camel Racing in Dubai - on select days of the month, Dubai, United Arab Emirates    
Date: Apr 2/18

Barti was awesome. We loved the camel race experience. We got up close and loved the experience. Would highly recommend Barti as he knows a lot about the racing culture and also gave us great background on UAE/Dubai.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Danshu Thank you very much for choosing me as your tour guide and your kind words. It was indeed a a pleasure meeting you and your family. Thank you for your generosity. Regards Barti

Katie M.

United States
Rating

Tour: #95900, Camel Racing in Dubai - on select days of the month, Dubai, United Arab Emirates    
Date: Feb 6/18

The camel racing tour with Barti is an amazing experience - was the highlight of our visit to UAE. We took a beautiful early am drive to the racing track, and enjoyed local camel training & racing up close. There wasn't a single other tourist there -- very authentic. After, Barti took us to the local town to see the stores where the camel care goods are bought. He is incredibly knowledgeable about camel culture, but also about all other things Dubai - we learned a ton! Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Katie It was a pleasure meeting you all and your family. Thank you for your kind words and review. I hope you will come back again to UAE. Thank you again for choosing me and your generosity. Regards Barti

Wolfagn Bern

Germany
Rating

Tour: #95900, Camel Racing in Dubai - on select days of the month, Dubai, United Arab Emirates    
Date: Jan 2/18

Barti is a very knowledgeable tour guide who has found a great niche by showing visitors the camel races and training grounds. We very much appreciated his tour and service!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bern It was a pleasure meeting you all and thank you for choosing me as your tour guide. Thank you for your insight and generosity. Regards Barti

Louise Kemprecos

United States
Rating

Tour: #95900, Camel Racing in Dubai - on select days of the month, Dubai, United Arab Emirates    
Date: Dec 30/17

We loved our trip to the camel races with Barti. He gave us very engaging explanations about the camel racing business and helped us to understand all the details of the race. Would definitely contact him for other tours in Dubai.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Louise Thank you for choosing me and hope to see you soon. Thank you for your kind words. Happy New Year to you. Regards Barti

Mala Curtis

United Kingdom
Rating

Tour: #95900, Camel Racing in Dubai - for Mala Curtis family on 28th December afternoon, Dubai, United Arab Emirates    
Date: Dec 28/17

Excellent tour with Barti, who was very knowledgeable and happy to answer all of our questions. We were lucky enough to be driven alongside the camel racing track in one of the camel owner's car, not once but 3 times! After the racing Barti took us to the training track and 2 of the group were given permission to go for a short ride on one of the racing camels. All in all a memorable experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mala It was a pleasure meeting you and your family. Thank you for choosing me to your guide. Thank you for your kindness and generosity. Regards Barti

Shauna Verkade

United States
Rating

Tour: #95900, Camel Racing in Dubai - on select days of the month, Dubai, United Arab Emirates    
Date: Dec 16/17

Barti was a excellent guide. The camel races were a great thing to see when you are in Dubai. You get to see this local tradition up close. Barti explained the whole process and we were able to see the races from the starting line, the finish line and he even arranged for us to go in the tv car around the track during a race. That was really cool! Barti made our day at the camel races a day we won't forget! I would highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shauna Thank you for your kind words. It was indeed a pleasure meeting you both and thank you for choosing me. Good to learn from your insight about Tesla. Thank you for your generosity. Regards Barti

Mary Blaney

United Kingdom
Rating

Tour: #95900, Camel Racing in Dubai - on select days of the month for Mary Blaney group of 4people on 1st December, Dubai, United Arab Emirates    
Date: Dec 1/17

This tour was very good. It was something totally different. Barti was an excellent tour guide

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mary Thank you for your kind words. It was indeed a pleasure meeting with you all and thank you very much for being flexible accepting the change in timing for the Camel racing tour. Regards Barti

Stephen Dillon

United Kingdom
Rating

Tour: #95900, Camel Racing in Dubai - New season from October 2017 onwards on select days of the month, Dubai, United Arab Emirates    
Date: Nov 18/17

Pick up was exactly as described and the vehicle was clean and ideal for 4 of us. Barti was quite reserved initially but spoke excellent, easily understandable English and pointed out places of interest as we left Dubai City. However once we got to the camel racing, he totally came into his own - we had a fantastic visit, there was never any hurry, he answered all our questions and he was very entertaining and amusing. He loves England and enjoyed learning more about it. Thank you sooo much.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stephen, Judy, John, Angie, Thank you very much for choosing me to be your private tour guide. It was indeed a pleasure meeting you all and enjoyed the discussion and learnt from you. Your trip to UAE 25 years ago was so much interesting to know. Regards Barti

Bernhard Mandl

Perchtoldsdorf, Austria
Rating

Tour: #95900, Camel Racing in Dubai - New season from October 2017 onwards on select days of the month, Dubai, United Arab Emirates    
Date: Oct 20/17

We enjoyed the tour and the guide, Full recommendation for both

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bernhard Thank you for choosing me. It was indeed a pleasure meeting you both. Kind Regards Barti

Layni Craver

United States
Rating

Tour: #95900, Camel Racing in Dubai - On April 16th for Layni, Dubai, United Arab Emirates    
Date: Apr 16/17

I cannot say enough good things about Barti and this tour! He was able to give me quite a lot of background information on camels in Emirati culture, as well as other, non-camel customs and tradition info. He seems to know everyone at the DCRC and the track, and provided the best vantage points, information, and timing to make the experience excellent! I'm looking forward to another trip to Dubai so I can book his fishing village tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Layni, Thank you very much for your kind words. It was a pleasure meeting you and I was able to share my local knowledge. I hope to see you again soon. Thank you for choosing me as your tour guide once again. Regards Barti

Lukas Ganz

Switzerland
Rating

Tour: #95900, Camel Racing in Dubai - On select days every month from September 2016 to April 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates    
Date: Apr 15/17

The camel race experience with Barti was excellent. Barti was very helpful and also provided a lot of intersting insights along the trip. Highly recommendable!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lukas, Thank you for accommodating the changes in the Camel racing schedule though you had wanted to go in the afternoon. It was a pleasure being your guide and thank you for choosing me. Regards Barti

Steven Giles

Canada
Rating

Tour: #95900, Camel Racing in Dubai - On select days every month from September 2016 to April 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates    
Date: Feb 23/17

I was very tight on time for the camel races since they often change schedules at the last minute. Thankfully Barti was incredible with his timely communication with me and I was able to make it to see the camel races. Barti is an amazing tour guide and a true gentleman. Very knowledgable about his tour. Highly recommend! Camel Races are a must see for your next trip to Dubai!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Steven, Thank you for your kind words and it was a pleasure meeting you and being your guide for the Camel races in Dubai. The camel race we were able to tour is a special race for the season and I am so glad we were able to fix the schedule to meet your deadline and was even able to see up close the Crown Prince of Dubai as well along with Royal Camels racing that day. Regards Barti

Barbara S.

United States
Rating

Tour: #95900, Camel Racing in Dubai - On select days every month from September 2016 to April 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates    
Date: Feb 3/17

A great experience--Barti was informative and very congenial. I was fascinated by the camel races and loved the opportunity to see the camels up close. A really great afternoon!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Barbara, It was a plesure meeting you and being your tour guide while in Dubai for this Camel racing experience. Thank you for choosing me. Regards Barti

Bill Gold

United States
Rating

Tour: #95900, Camel Racing in Dubai - On select days every month from September 2016 to April 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates    
Date: Dec 24/16

Barti's camel race tour was tge highlight of our 2 weeks in the Gulf Area. No one should miss it. He made it fun, interesting and very entertaining. Well worth the very early wake up.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bill, Thank you for your keen interest to see the not so touristy side of Dubai which is Camel racing and I am glad it was worth the wait. Thank you both for choosing me as your tour guide and thank you for your kind words. Regards Barti

Megan Robbins

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: #95900, Camel Racing in Dubai - On select days every month from September 2016 to April 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates    
Date: Nov 25/16

A wonderful morning at the races with Barti. He is so knowledgeable not only about the races but the culture as well. I've been wanting to see the camel racing since I moved to Dubai almost 4 years ago and I wasn't disappointed. A wonderful cultural experience for both residents and visitors.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Meghan, Thank you for choosing me as your tour guide and for your kind words. It was indeed a pleasure meeting you. Regards Barti

Yuki Yasui

Switzerland
Rating

Tour: #95900, Camel Racing in Dubai - On select days every month from September 2016 to April 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates    
Date: Oct 29/16

We had a great tour thanks to Barti. The camel racing in Dubai is not well known among tourists but it is a super experience you should not miss!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Yuki, It was a pleasure meeting your family and your wonderful children. Thank you for choosing me as your tour guide. Regards Barti

Meghan Sanders

Singapore
Rating

Tour: #95900, Camel Racing in Dubai - On select days every month from September 2016 to April 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates    
Date: Oct 13/16

Barti provided a great tour for me and my three young children (ages 2, 4, 6). I would highly recommend him as a knowledgeable guide and the camel races as a good tour for young children. It was the only tour during our trip which was both very child friendly and where I felt like I was seeing a very authentic part of Dubai and Middle East culture.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Meghan, Thank you for choosing me as your guide. It was indeed a pleasure to meet you and your wonderful children. Thank you. Regards Barti

Kerstin Oberg

Finland
Rating

Tour: #95900, Camel Racing in Dubai season ending race on select days of March 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates    
Date: Mar 20/16

Five star tour!!! We had a short stay in Dubai and the Camel race was top class. Barti R. was a very informative guide and we got exactly what was promised . Pick up on time, lots of information, close contact to the camels, good views from different points. Best part of our Dubai trip!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kerstin, It was indeed a pleasure meeting you and your family. Thank you for those kind words from a world traveler like you who has seen the best of the world. Regards Barti

Adam Gray

United Arab Emirates
Rating

Tour: #95900, Camel Racing in Dubai season select days of January, February, April 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates    
Date: Feb 14/16

Barti did an incredible job! He was very knowledgeable and friendly. He knew many people at the races and made it very personable. I would highly recommend this tour. Had an amazing time!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Adam, It was indeed a pleasure meeting you all. Thank you and your family for choosing me as your guide and thank you very much. Regards Barti

Ejlif Skott

Denmark
Rating

Tour: #95900, Camel Racing in Dubai season select days of January, February, April 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates    
Date: Jan 27/16

We had a very good afternoon with Barti taking us to see camel race. His knowledge not only about the camel race but everything asked, made him a very good and professionel guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ejlif and Pia, Thank you for your kind words. You both have been wonderful and thank you for choosing me as your tour guide for this special Camel racing tour. Regards Barti

Sharon Shapiro

United States
Rating

Tour: #95900, Camel Racing in Dubai season select days of January, February, April 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates    
Date: Jan 21/16

Excellent tour including great behind the scenes information. Barti is a very knowledgeable and willing guide. Tour customized per our interests. Would highly recommend this tour and this guide. Also good driver, very clean car.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sharon, It was a pleasure meeting you all. Thank you for your kind words. Regards Barti

Mike Scanlin

United States
Rating

Tour: #95900, Camel Racing in Dubai season Grand final-worlds fastest Camels on April 1st and 2nd week 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates    
Date: Oct 7/15

Excellent guide and excellent activity. Had full access to the camel racing area; right next to the track, and right next to the starting line. Barti was awesome at explaining the races and culture. Highly recommended guide and activity. Worth getting up early for!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mike, Thank you for your patience while it took a while to confirm the Camel race. Thank you very much for your generosity and company and enjoyed being with you. Regards Barti


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