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Ajnaz Ameer Mailanchi

Guide at a Glance

  • Locations

    Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  • Activities

    4WD Tour, Adventure, Boat Tour, Car Tour, Desert Tour, Dune Buggy Tour, Food Tour, Heritage-History Tour, Lifestyle, Museum Tour, Shopping Tour, Sightseeing, Skiing

  • Guiding Experience

    6 years

  • Languages

    English, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil

  • Favorite Trip

    Abu Dhabi Desert Safari Evening

Guide Bio

Get to Know Desert Safari Guide Ajnaz Mailanchi

Ajnaz Ameer Mailanchi’s fascinating career has taken him from the IT industry to the United Arab Emirates on the Persian Gulf where he now runs a guiding company that specializes in, among other things, the Abu Dhabi Desert Safari. He loves nothing more than exploring the Arabian desert with clients and teaching them about the flora and fauna (yes, plants do grow in the desert) as well as the culture of the Bedouin people. He also takes clients to explore the incredible sites in Dubai (where the world’s tallest building is located), Abu Dhabi (where you’ll find cheetahs, hyenas, Arabian oryx and thousands of other animals running wild on Sir Bani Yas Island) and the whole of the UAE. We tracked Ajnaz down to ask him more about what it’s like to guide in one of the world’s richest countries.
What ignited your fire for becoming a tour guide? 
From childhood I was always fond of taking tours and visiting places that had something special to offer. And luckily, I had friends who have the same taste as mine and wanted to share good moments travelling. During my career in IT,  my focus was about the online marketing sector. I worked closely with touring companies that needed online promotions. I was gathering tour-related information to help others, and during that time, my mind was full of exploring the uniqueness of various places around the globe.

How did you make the leap from a computer career to guiding?
When I started doing some Kerala related tours in India, I came to understand that the fastest growing tourism sector in world is the UAE. So I visited a few times for research. Once I learned about the UAE’s attractions and sights, I decided to register a company and work closely with tourists.

Tell us something about your area/activity that only a guide would know.
In the Abu Desert, the climate and wind direction form all the dunes. An experienced guide can explain and teach how they are formed while standing on them.

What is the best part of your job?
The best moments of my job are when I am opening up emails, reviewing websites, or reading how travellers really appreciate our work. These moments motivate us and we’re so happy to receive such great reviews.

What’s the most bizarre experience you’ve had on a guided tour?
The most bizarre experiences are when travellers book the Abu Dhabi Desert Safari tour and ask for a vehicle that they can drive. They don’t realize that desert driving requires a special license!

What is the best tour you can offer in the UAE and why?
Abu Dhabi Desert Safari. For many tourists a trip to the UAE is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and so I believe that if they don’t get high quality services from a knowledgeable person they will be disappointed. Therefore we are always gathering new information on the Emirates tourism sector so that we can provide excellent tours that maintain historical and traditional values.

Have you got a certain style of guiding, or do you just run with it on the day?
I enjoy every part of my job and I work hard for perfection. But no, I don’t have a particular style. I adjust the day depending on the personalities of the travellers and what their needs are.

In your view, what makes a good tour guide?
Someone who becomes happy when his guests enjoy the tour – this makes a good tour guide. Such a mind will work hard to achieve 100%.

Have you got any tips for people who are interested in booking a guide like yourself but aren’t too sure what to look for?
Reading reviews help. Then, by contacting many guides, you will get to know them personally.

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Ajnaz’s goal is to explore the world in all possible ways as he gets time. He will enjoy when he has  more time to travel. Until then he loves helping  you explore his world in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and whole of UAE. He will suggest you the best practices to make your tour memorable. In short time he have created a reliable name in the industry.

Ajnaz Ameer Mailanchi's Reviews

  • nuzhathideas
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    As seen on Nuzhath Ideas: Dune bashing they provided during evening desert safari was exciting. i was reluctant to go with Uncle who is aged 70. But driver Saleem was so well caring

  • nuzhathideas
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    As seen on Nuzhath Ideas: The desert safari arranged was amazing. The food was awesome and I still carry the memories.. Dune up and down was something so adventurous. We got a nice group . I had to Dubai desert safari before. But this is special at Abu Dhabi.

  • nuzhathideas
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    As seen on Nuzhath Ideas: The variety of entertainments that these people provide during the evening desert safari is amazing. Really worth the money

  • nuzhathideas
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    As seen on TripAdvisor: We completely had a lovely enjoyable experience at Dhow cruise, the boat was only half full & yes… ofcourse the service on board excellent. There were wonderful views along the journey. We enjoyed a lot so overall experience was amazing. Love you uaetour.ae

  • nuzhathideas
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    As seen on TripAdvisor: Must go!! I really liked a lot & experienced the best of Abu Dhabi on a 5-hour desert safari that truly exposes you to the extreme side of the capital city’s rich and unique culture over there. Loved the experience of a camel ride into the desert sunset

  • nuzhathideas
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    As seen on TripAdvisor : We did a desert safari two months back. The transportation, camping, food was awesome. The camp was clean and safe. This was our first desert experience and we did enjoy that. Thanks a lot and will surely come again with friends!!!

  • nuzhathideas
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    As seen on TripAdvisor : We can’t still forget the dune bashing we had. Our driver Rahim was so adventurous and we were amazed to see his face always giving a cool expression like he is in sleep. We thoroughly enjoyed. Also the food is the second best we had from UAE

  • nuzhathideas
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    As seen on TripAdvisor: A must go place in UAE. Amazing service, excellent atmosphere. Staffs are very polite and excellent at service

  • nuzhathideas
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    As seen on TripAdvisor : We booked trip 3 months adavance. Prompt and professional correspondence services, pick up at exact time, wonderful dune ride… Then camp activities.. We thought as a mere formality when we booked. But we were amazed to see full package

  • nuzhathideas
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    As seen on TripAdvisor: It’s a must for everyone who goes Abu Dhabi. Best thing we experienced in Abu Dhabi. Great dancers, awesome food.. Above all dune travel.. Still have hangover of wonderful travel. 5 hours went like 5 minutes.

  • nuzhathideas
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    As seen on TripAdvisor : We did 3 days Abu Dhabi tour and 5 days Dubai tour. What we think is best and most affordable package is desert safari at Abu Dhabi. Adventurous, entertaining, combined with Arabian food… When we had a little research, Abu Dhabi was 3 times costlier than Dubai regarding desert safari. So we decided to do both and we felt that what Mr. Lalu at Nuzath Ideas advised us was right. It’s only 3 times costlier, but 20 times better. Thank you for providing high class quality services and great hospitality. Certainly highly recommended :)

  • nuzhathideas
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    As seen on TripAdvisor: Great experience with spectacular driving in Toyota Jeep, it was really lovely dinner in the camp, camel riding, quad race, belly dance. Thanks Nuzhath, you are Highly Recommendable!!

  • nuzhathideas
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    As seen on Google+: We did a desert safari a month back and that was amazing!!! Thanks a lot…

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    As seen on Google+ : Nuzhath Ideas tour operator is one of the best pick for any tourist in Dubai and Abu Dhabi; very friendly crew with affordable price.

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    As seen on Google+ : My husband and I took an Abu Dhabi desert safari for our 25th wedding anniversary. It was an unforgettable experience and I am glad we did it.It was positively the best time of my life.

  • nuzhathideas
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    As seen on Google+ : The grilled sea food variety they provided in Abu Dhabi dhow cruise last May was superb. We enquired again this Ramdan and came to know minimum 15 persons required. So waiting for August to go again as we are only 3 persons. Thanks, Nuzhath

  • nuzhathideas
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    As seen on Google+ : Must go!! I really liked a lot & experienced the best of Abu Dhabi on a 5-hour desert safari that truly exposes you to the extreme side of the capital city’s rich and unique culture over there. Loved the experience of a camel ride into the desert sunset

  • nuzhathideas
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    As seen on Google+ : It was a great experience. The arrangements were excellent

  • nuzhathideas
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    As seen on Google+ : If you are at Abu Dhabi, never miss desert safari at Abu Dhabi . We did evening desert safari with belly dance, yola, sheesha, henna, camels, falcon, sunset. Dune ride and food are excellent

  • nuzhathideas
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    As seen on Google+ : When the pick up was delayed by 15 minutes, we thought that the whole tour is spoiled and we even thought going back to hotel room. But as you promised you were able to make us join the dune bashing group to start with and the delicacies were awesome. Driver Ishaak was very pleasant and understanding.Thanks also for offering dhow cruise at August. but we can’t attend as we will leave before Eid. Sure we will meet next time we are at Abu Dhabi.Thanks Krishnadas for arranging wonderful safari time…

  • nuzhathideas
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    As seen on TripAdvisor : We did dune buggy safari and one of the best hour in life. Two of us really explored the desert. Expensive when compared to other services, but we will certainly do it again next time in winter.

  • nuzhathideas
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    As seen on TripAdvisor : Nuzhath ideas has guaranteed us the value for luxury on our tour, and was more realistic on our requirements. With the activities starting from the desert safari and the overnight stay in a cozy tent coupled with enjoyment of the blissful sunset. Besides that, we could enjoy all these, since the driver was really good and gave us enough time at each of the places on the way with photography opportunities and he along with the vehicle was really comfortable and trust worthy for us,since we are from a different country.

  • nuzhathideas
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    As seen on TripAdvisor : It is a complete value for money experience. Our recommendation would be to start out on the grand experience of a desert safari, a night out in a cool tent pitched right there in the desert with nature for company. That’s what we did and it was an unforgettable time. Will be coming back for more next year.

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    As seen on TripAdvisor: We had our family come over for vacation to Abu Dhabi and wanted to show them what the desert safari was all about. I am glad we chose Nuzhath Ideas and this experience has really enthralled everyone who visited. The swaying music, dances and especially the dune buggy ride topped off an awesome trip for them.

  • nuzhathideas
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    As seen on TripAdvisor: You cannot really get that thriller ride unless you get a superb driver for your desert safari, at least that’s what I believe. This was my second time with Nuzhath Ideas and they managed to wow me yet again with their up-to-date planning and a great guide who really loves his job. I might be making my third trip with some friends again soon.

  • nuzhathideas
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    As seen on TripAdvisor: Nuzhath suggested us to go Abu Dhabi instead of Dubai what we were looking. As we were having 8 days at the Emirates, we tried both to know if what they are telling is true. We will tell now a big YES. The treatment at Abu Dhabi with entertainment is fabulous. We will recommend Abu Dhabi to our friends. Worth money….

  • nuzhathideas
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    As seen on TripAdvisor: We have spent 6 days in Dubai and 3 days in Abu Dhabi in this summer and the evening desert safari was our final tour on this holiday. The tour was amazing, one of the most memorable program on these days, very enjoyable (and sometimes frightening when you couldn’t see where is the ground :) ) jeep safari through desert dunes, funny camel farm, delicious and varied foods on evening program … and overall very cheerful staff.

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    As seen on TripAdvisor : There was a slight delay while starting on our Dhow cruise but once we set off it was great. Night life in Dubai has to be seen to be believed. Good food, shows, ambience and great music. My wife and I really enjoyed this experience. It was different but a great romantic moment for us. If you are on a honeymoon you should definitely do this one.

  • nuzhathideas
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    As seen on TripAdvisor: I always do things well before time and that is why I researched and booked my desert safari through Nuzhat Ideas and my research has never failed me before. It was a superb trip and Nuzhat took care of all the finer details that really made this trip memorable for me. If this is your first time out, you can definitely hire them for a great job.

  • nuzhathideas
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    As seen on TripAdvisor: Desert safari done at Abu Dhabi was unexpectedly wonderful. The cruiser ride is breath taking. The desert safari tour lived up to our expectations and referrals of others. Quad bikes add to the fun.

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