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Dubai Tour Guide

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Tours by Locals--Dubai

Sameh was a terrific guide! We had a 10-hour layover in Dubai and wanted to see as much as we... read more

Reviewed May 15, 2018
Joan H
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Ponder, Texas
Informative & Fun Tour!

I had a solo tour of Old Dubai and the Souks with Ioana. She was very informative, engaging, fun to... read more

Reviewed December 3, 2017
Sasha K
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Looking for a cultural experience? Would you like to experience the atmosphere of a traditional Arabic majlis? A tour showing you Dubai's world-famous architectural wonders? Or would you rather go for shopping in one of the city's colourful souqs? Whatever it is that you prefer, count me in! Private guided tours in German, English and Romanian.
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“hour layover” (2 reviews)
“burj al arab” (3 reviews)
“knowledge” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

Sameh was a terrific guide! We had a 10-hour layover in Dubai and wanted to see as much as we possibly could in about 6 hours. Sameh was easy to understand, knowledgeable, accommodating, friendly--and worked well with both me and my 9-year old grandson to...More

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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

I had a solo tour of Old Dubai and the Souks with Ioana. She was very informative, engaging, fun to talk with and took great photos for me to take home! I would highly recommend taking a tour with her. I was visiting Dubai from...More

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

We had a wonderful time with Ioana on the Old Dubai tour. The very personal touch was a real pleasure and we learned a lot from our two hours together. Thank you very much

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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

First thing you should always remember to plan you trip to Dubai is what is "OK To Board" OK TO BOARD : Once you receive a valid UAE visa after applying for a UAE visa, you have to send your visa copy to the airline...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We were a group of 5 ladies in our 50's and had a full day tour with Ioana. The mini bus collected us from our hotel on time & was punctual throughout the day. We visited lots of historic sites, souks, the palm and the...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

I've had walking tours in Vietnam, Sydney, etc., but Ioana is the best! I'll tell you why that is: Flow of the tour - Ioana had a very seamless way of explaining how history unfolded in Dubai. And then as we went around, she was...More

Thank Jb A
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Ioana_tour_guide, Owner at Dubai Tour Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Dear Joseph, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience! The truth is I love giving this walking tour of the old city and am truly delighted that you enjoyed it so much! Also, I am honoured by your words and...More

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Reviewed 28 June 2017

During our 3 days trip to Dubai, Ioana helped us to discover the main touristic attractions of the city. In the “old city” we were fascinated by the walls of the fortress (Dubai Museum Al Fahidi Fort), Bastakia area, Grand Mosque, the spice and gold...More

Thank Radu I
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Ioana_tour_guide, Owner at Dubai Tour Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Thanks so much, Radu, I really enjoyed having you in Dubai! I appreciate your taking the time to share your experience and let other guests know that I can help them make the best of their stay in Dubai not only by showing them around...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2017

Ioana curated an amazing tour for us - 2 adults and an 11 year old, that was a hit for all of us. It included a trip to a falconry, the historic area of Dubai, the Gold, Spice and Textile souks. She was patient, let...More

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Ioana_tour_guide, Owner at Dubai Tour Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Dear Heather, Thanks a million for your warm words, I am sooo happy that you enjoyed the tour and especially the much awaited falconry experience! I trust the pictures I sent you will help you put together that wonderful album K. and I. were looking...More

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Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I had a 20 hour layover in Dubai and we decided to see a little bit of the city while we waited for our next flight. I got in contact with multiple tour website but I didn't feel like they understood what...More

Thank Melissa T
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Ioana_tour_guide, Owner at Dubai Tour Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2017

Dear Melissa I am truly delighted that you enjoyed our tour together, I really tried to make the best of your layover despite all the inconvenience caused to you by your delayed flight and the late arrival at your hotel. I am also very happy...More

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Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Ioana organised the tour around what I wanted to visit , for example when I requested to see the fountains at Burj Khalifa she changed the itinerary to fit in with the times of the shows. We went to see most of the modern buildings...More

Thank Geraldine W
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Ioana_tour_guide, Owner at Dubai Tour Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2016

Dear Geraldine Many thanks for your lovely review, I am really happy that everything was to your liking and you enjoyed our tour together as well as the "after-hours" recommendations. I have to say I loved showing you around our fantastic city just as much...More

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Response from rahul_vghl | Reviewed this property |
Hyatt regency is best place. You can get metro by walking distance and nearby gold souk. Hotel have facilities for pick up and drop to mall and beach as per their schedule.
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