United Arab Emirates Travel Agents

Kimkim has selected the best United Arab Emirates travel agents so you'll have a worry-free trip.
With kimkim you will connect directly to a local specialist in United Arab Emirates who will personalize your trip to your specific tastes. Once we have a sense of who you are and what you're looking for, you'll be matched with the right local travel agent for you. Not everyone wants to get completely off the grid—but even if you want to hit the most popular sites and cities, kimkim ensures a customized experience, including lodging, guides, and transportation.
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Pradeep Fernando

United Arab Emirates
Specialities: Culture, Heritage, Local experiences, Desert, Fly-drives, Incentives
(3 reviews)
Sri Lankan born and bred, I moved to the UAE in 1987 like most Sri Lankans did in the 80's to get away from the terrible civil war raging in the Island at that time. I fell in love with the UAE immediately. The beauty of the unspoiled desert, the amazing Wadis and beaches, combined with the... read more

Trip Reviews for United Arab Emirates

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim
4.7
(3 reviews)

Afternoon desert trip, United Arab Emirates - Mar 3 - Mar 3, 2019

Traveler: Franye C. - Local specialist: Pradeep Fernando

I wanted to go out to desert and experience, however, due to medical issues was too nervous to do any of the advertised trips. Pradeep to the rescue! He assured us that he would arrange an excursion for only my partner and myself and that we could go at our own pace. We had a wonderful driver, making certain I was comfortable, yet seeing to it that we still had a lot of fun. Even went sandboarding. Food was quite good considering it was buffet for many people. I highly recommend this organization!

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Pradeep Fernando, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Franye,
Thank you so very much for your kind words. Your review is much appreciated and I shall pass your kind words to Fazee too. It was a pleasure arranging this tiny bit of your overall trip to the UAE and we are so happy that you both enjoyed the experience. If you or any of your friends are heading to this part of the world, you know where to find us now:)
With thanks,
Pradeep

Jeep safari under the stars, United Arab Emirates - Jan 29 - Jan 29, 2019

Traveler: Carole p. - Local specialist: Pradeep Fernando

Mohamid our guide was early which we appreciated and was a very nice person. On getting in the very back of the vehicle I put my hand on the back seat nearest the window and it collapsed and on the way it collapsed more.
Our guide stopped on the way to go in the Mosque and pray.
When we arrived at the place to let the tyres down for the sand dunes we were pestered to buy something from the shop. The people there then propped up the seat with breeze block bricks. One of our male party... read more

Mohamid our guide was early which we appreciated and was a very nice person. On getting in the very back of the vehicle I put my hand on the back seat nearest the window and it collapsed and on the way it collapsed more.
Our guide stopped on the way to go in the Mosque and pray.
When we arrived at the place to let the tyres down for the sand dunes we were pestered to buy something from the shop. The people there then propped up the seat with breeze block bricks. One of our male party needed the toilet which was a disgrace and advised us not to use it as it was flooded and blocked. We arrived at our destination and then we were told we would have to pay for the meal someone came and saw us and asked for the paperwork then gave us a ticket to say we had paid for it. If there had not been six of us I would have found this very daunting but we had a good laugh although I felt guilty about everything that went wrong as I had booked it.

Regards

Carole Perry

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Pradeep Fernando, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Carole,
Thank you very much for your feedback and I apologize to you and to the rest in your party for not meeting expectations. Mohd was very apologetic about the seat in his faithful car and it was very unfortunate. There had been a slight miscommunication with the campsite as I had booked an exclusive table for the 6 of you but they had the names on the wrong list I was told. After it was sorted, I hope at least the food and the service was to your satisfaction! Regarding the uncleaned... read more

Hi Carole,
Thank you very much for your feedback and I apologize to you and to the rest in your party for not meeting expectations. Mohd was very apologetic about the seat in his faithful car and it was very unfortunate. There had been a slight miscommunication with the campsite as I had booked an exclusive table for the 6 of you but they had the names on the wrong list I was told. After it was sorted, I hope at least the food and the service was to your satisfaction! Regarding the uncleaned toilet en route, I will investigate as soon as I am back in Dubai next week. Thank you very much!
Kind regards,
Pradeep

Trevor

Abu dhabi photography, United Arab Emirates - Jan 9 - Jan 10, 2019

Traveler: Trevor C. - Local specialist: Pradeep Fernando

This was an wonderful immersion into the UAE! Pradeep was better than I could have wished for!

We initially began with email correspondence outlining/brainstorming various areas of Abu Dhabi, Dubai and beyond that centered around my photographic exploring. I would bounce locations off of Pradeep and he would also suggest places and things to do. He was always quick to reply despite the time difference and picked up on my interests swiftly!

We ended up creating a very solid itinerary over... read more

This was an wonderful immersion into the UAE! Pradeep was better than I could have wished for!

We initially began with email correspondence outlining/brainstorming various areas of Abu Dhabi, Dubai and beyond that centered around my photographic exploring. I would bounce locations off of Pradeep and he would also suggest places and things to do. He was always quick to reply despite the time difference and picked up on my interests swiftly!

We ended up creating a very solid itinerary over the course of two days that covered a lot of ground from the top of Jebel Hafeet in Al Ain all the way north to the abandoned town of Al Jazirah Al Hamra just south of Ras Al Khaimah and numerous stops in between including the renowned Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi. He was also very insistent that things were not set in stone and I could alter the routes or locations as I saw fit and that was cool and comforting.

I was also transferring from Abu Dhabi to Dubai after the second day and he worked that into the itinerary.

Upon my arrival in Abu Dhabi we were in contact almost right away and he picked me up from the hotel the next morning right on time

It was a real treat having Pradeep in the driver seat! He was personable, knowledgeable (being in a new place, I had a lot of questions) and had a wonderful sense of humor! He was attentive to my needs and always focused on the photography aspect of my exploration being aware of the light or angle for each location and always suggestive of other angles etc for everyplace we visited. During the ride between locations he would educate me on the system of government, other things to see and do and things to eat while visiting the UAE and other insider items a foreign visitor may not know about. Two somewhat unplanned stops I loved we’re the Fish Market in Abu Dhabi and the Blue Souk in Sharjah, these weren’t places I had even thought of but Pradeep suggested them and I was so happy he did!

By the time he dropped me off at my hotel in Dubai on the second day I felt much more confident in my knowledge of the United Arab Emirates and very fortunate to have seen so much with such a spectacular guide that now I would call Pradeep a friend.

Overall, this was such a fantastic experience! I would highly recommend Pradeep and his services for anything UAE related! I really don’t think it could have worked out any better!

Huge thanks to Pradeep, kimkim and the wonderful United Arab Emirates! I’ll be back!

Most sincerely,
Trevor Christian
Boston, Massachusetts USA

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Pradeep Fernando, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Trevor,

Thank you so much for your glowing remarks. You are very kind!

It was such a pleasure meeting you and I am so glad that I decided to drive you myself. From the minute you contacted and described what your trip is all about, I was very excited to be a part of this project. Having looked at your work online, it wasn't hard for me to ditch everything else and drive you around to capture places, most of which that we as residents take for granted, and see them through a fresh pair... read more

Dear Trevor,

Thank you so much for your glowing remarks. You are very kind!

It was such a pleasure meeting you and I am so glad that I decided to drive you myself. From the minute you contacted and described what your trip is all about, I was very excited to be a part of this project. Having looked at your work online, it wasn't hard for me to ditch everything else and drive you around to capture places, most of which that we as residents take for granted, and see them through a fresh pair of eyes. I must say the pictures that you have shared thus far are all brilliant work with each with a story to tell, and you, my friend, is an amazing photographer.

I wish you safe travels in Singapore and beyond, hope Qatar is kind and photogenic and wish you safe flight home. Keenly following you on Instagram to see what you see that most people like me would just walk by! Looking forward to getting my hands on some of the images that I would proudly feature on Kimkim with credit to you.

Many thanks again, Trevor. Happy travels and keep discovering!
Kind regards,
Pradeep