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The absolute best money you will spend in Dubai, hands down!
I booked a 3 hour desert tour with Dubai Private Tours on 8 November 2017. I walked out of my hotel 15 minutes prior to the tour start time to find my tour guide, Anil, already waiting for me. Anil was extremely friendly and accommodating from the moment I met him. The Toyota Land Rover that he picked me up in was spotless and reassured me that I had made the right decision booking with Dubai Private Tours. Anil graciously answered every question that I had on our drive through the desert to the dunes, even stopping a couple of times along the way to purchase local Arabic tea for me to try. He also provided me with as much cold bottled water as I cared to drink during the trip, which was a nice given the desert heat.
Once arriving at the dunes, he explained everything that we would be doing in great detail and then proceeded to take me on the ride of a lifetime. His driving skills were top notch and never once did I feel unsafe during the dune bashing experience. As I was traveling alone, he acted as my photographer and took as many pictures of my time in the desert and sand boarding as I wanted. His humorous demeanor made the experience that much more enjoyable and I cannot say enough about what an asset he is to your company. Anil is one of the most pleasant persons that I have ever encountered and I really enjoyed the time that I spent with him.
After the desert tour, Anil took me back to the city where we met up with my next two guides for the 8 hour Dubai city tour. We were met by my driver, Santeesh, and tour guide Maricar. Both were very friendly and as accommodating as Anil. The van that they arrived in was also very clean and filled with cold bottled water for the 8 hour journey ahead.
For the next 8 hours, Santeesh and Maricar took me to every corner of the city, graciously answering the thousands of questions that I must have asked about the city and its culture along the way. Always patient, they made me feel as though no question was too silly and Maricar provided me with interesting facts and bits of information about each location that we visited, which really helped me get a better feel for the city and its history. The tour took us to locations such as the Gold and Spice Souks, Burj Al Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, Mall of the Emirates (Ski Dubai), Dubai Mall, and many other stops along the way. I was allowed to wander through the Souks for as long as I wanted, never feeling rushed or pressured. Maricar, recognizing the elevated temperature that day, even purchased bottled water for me at one of the locations we visited without me even mentioning it.
While I could have explored the city on my own, Maricar and Santeesh took me the places that only a local would know about, allowing me to capture the best pictures and see sights that many others would miss if exploring on their own. The 8 hours that we toured the city passed by so quickly, and at the end of it I felt like the strangers that I had met earlier had now become friends.
If your time in Dubai is limited, you would be doing yourself a favor by booking a tour with Dubai Private Tours. It is without a doubt the best way to see as many sights as possible in a short period of time, and you will also have the pleasure of meeting some of the nicest, most accommodating guides that you can ever imagine.