Had a brilliant trip with Jose we visited the burj kalifa, burj al Arab, beach Jumeriah, palm Jumeriah, Atlantis, souks gold and spice, boat ride, old Dubai, commercial city, malls and more, he is absolutely amazing has extensive knowledge, very friendly, professional, very informative, I really can honestly say he made our holiday !!! Dubai wouldn't of been the same without this man he deserves a medal for the way we was treated and learned me a lot!, he even took us best place to purchase diamonds and got us his discount this is invaluable and will be recommending him to all my family and friends please do not hesitate to do this trip and definitely use Jose you will not be disappointed
I have done my fair share of tours but this one easily takes the cakeand its all thanks to Jose! He contacted me two days before the trip to ensure that everything is aligned and then he spent time to actually make a specialized plan for me utilizing my needs and wants. Then he takes it one step further and actually picks me up from the hotel, something he did not have to do. All of this was discussed upon and agreed upon before the trip started. During the trip we first visited the Deira Area (old dubai) and got to see the interesting contrast between the new and old Dubai. We took an Abra (a small wooden boat) to cross the canal to visit the spice shops of which Jose displayed an awesome knowledge of. He then guided me back through the Gold and Mercantile Souks to the car and we went to see the beaches from Palm Jumeira and we stayed there to watch the sunset and look back at the cool skyline then we went to eat dinner at a cool BBQ place (shish Tawooq was yummy!) where you can see Burj alarab changing its lights in the distance. Afterward we went to see Burj Khalifa and Dubai to get some coffee. Overall the trip was a lot of fun because Jose was the one doing it, he made it worthwhile by using his historical facts of the area, his kind and calm personality, and his expertise in navigating the best of Dubai specifically for my needs and wants. Hes awesome, and will book with him easily again if i ever get the chance! Thanks Jose for making it memorable you Rock!
We booked this tour just the day before but we were lucky to pick Jose. He was an excellent knowledgeable and enthusiastic host. He helped create our own tailored tour and we had a fantastic day.
Gomez was the ultimate professional!!! He made our day very entertaining and educational. I wish I had a tape recorder running as he explained the intricate details of every area of Dubai. It was 106 degrees and he made sure we didn't overheat by having a driver moving the van into position to pick us up when necessary. This was worth every penny.
excellent tour Gomez was a great guide had a fun day its really worth going especially for the first time i would recommend to everyone.
Our group of four had a limited amount of layover time in Dubai and, of course, wanted to see everything. We also wanted to learn as much as we could. Jose was the perfect guide, promptly picking us up at our hotel and whisking us around the sites, delivering a history lesson as we drove. Jose speaks quite a few languages, and he used a few of them interacting with locals as he negotiated for us at the old marketplace. Jose is the guide you want in Dubai.
My teenage daughter and I did a 30-hour stopover in Dubai while on our way to Johannesburg last week. We had never been to Dubai, so I was looking for a fun, safe way for 2 women to visit a Middle Eastern city and decided to give Jose Gomez at withlocals.com a try. We were very happy with our custom tour. Jose confirmed our tour ahead of time and showed up in a beautiful, spacious air-conditioned vehicle at our hotel. We felt completely safe and coddled with Jose, who speaks excellent English, and his driver. He listened carefully to what we wanted to see and shifted a couple of things around so that we were able to cover most of “panoramic Dubai” in 5 hours. He directed us to the perfect locations for pictures as the sun was setting, before taking us to “Little India” for a genuine and fairly priced meal. I would wholeheartedly endorse Jose’s presentation of his adopted city.
I can not even describe how WONDERFUL my trip to Dubai was because of my private tour with J. Gomez!!! I was traveling alone for the very first time to Egypt and with Dubai as a layover I knew I could not pass up the opportunity to sight-see. With just 5 hrs I opted for a private layover Tour. From beginning to end Gomez was accommodating and attentive. He catered the package to my liking and made every moment count on the trip. Not only was he incredibly knowledgeable of Dubai having over 10 years of experience but it was the tiny details like pointing out different spices in the spice souk, trying the best shwarma and even camel's milk ice cream. He took some of the best pictures I have at all the famous landmarks and made my experience in Dubai truly magical. I cannot wait to return with my family and best believe He will be the only tour guide I book with again!! I also want to say Thank you to the driver who was always there to pick us up and very patient. Truly a stellar guide!
I want to add that for any women traveling solo to Dubai you will feel very safe and Gomez does an excellent job of making you feel like you're one of the expats there! I cannot rave enough it was one of the best tours I've ever had!!
The tour guide (Jose Gómez), is the best. He knows a lot about the city and also the different places of interest. The food tour was really great, and the Camel Burger was excellent. I really recommend it.
Gomez is a very well informed tour guide. He knows a lot about the buildings in Dubai. He is always open for questions and has good answers to most of them. Also he is very nice in dealing with his guests. He invests a lot of effort in the well being of his guests and is always open for suggestions. At one point I told him, I needed a break and some food, upon which he took me to a very good local (hidden) restaurant. The food was very tasty and cheap and was typical to the region, just like I requested. Another nice thing was, that he did not hasten me to 'finish' the tour. For him it does not matter how long the tour goes on, it matters that his guests are satisfied. He will not charge extra if the tour goes on longer than expected and he will not try to stop before you want to. His motivation to be a good tour guide became clear to much more when he told me he just had been sick. Although he was still feeling unwell, this did not strongly affect his performance. If you are looking for a personalized tour by a considerate guide, Gomez is your man. P.S. My mother Birgit booked this tour for me via her account on this website. So it is not Birgit, but me Sybren who is writing this review.
It was a beautiful experience! Thanks to Jose Gomez we enjoyed the city and we took advantage of our time. We are really happy, thanks
Gomez left no stones unturned. He speaks fluently and gave us wonderful tips to continue our Dubai experience. We definitely saw a lot more with Gomez than if we had gone by ourselves.