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Testimonials

If you would like to read more comments (in Swedish) from our clients please find them here FamilyinDubai.



Konecranes have been using Dubai in mind for some time. Even though our requests have been both challenging and on short notice, we have always gotten the best service with a general briefing of the U.A.E. and schooling. This has resulted in our employees finding a home-away-from-home that have been in a good location both in regards to the distance to our office and also to a suitable school. Since these matters are important, it has made the move to the U.A.E. very smooth and the families have enjoyed living here. Due to that, we highly recommend Dubai in mind!

Niklas Brönn 
Managing Director / Area Director at Konecranes Middle East FZE




We (family of four) booked a 4 hour guided tour with Johanna at the beginning of our stay in Dubai. This was the best thing we could have done!! We would never have gotten so much out of our vacation without all the information and help we got from Johanna. Whatever questions we had, she had the knowledgeable and professional answers. Johanna also helped us to book a very nice desert safari and made dinner reservations for my 50th birthday celebration. And what a dinner celebration it ended up being! The staff surprised me with singing and music and a very special birthday cake. I will never forget this evening. The whole family gained lots of confidence in Johanna and her knowledge about this country. We strongly recommend her to anyone going to Dubai.

Helene Wester




Early on, when we planned our conference in Dubai we searched for someone with local knowledge in Dubai. We fell for Dubai in Mind. In retrospect, we are happy that we chose this set up. We had three intense days in Dubai where we got to experience both the old and new Dubai with visits to both famous attractions and attractions off the beaten path. This was combined with amazing experiences such as swimming with dolphins, deep-sea fishing and helicopter rides. The study visit and the boat trip around one Palm Jumeirah - was one of many highlights. Many thanks to Dubai in Mind and Johanna for such memorable days in Dubai and a well executed program! 

Once again a big thanks for three very nice days in Dubai.

Anna Hagberg
Wenell Management AB




Thousand times thank you. Everything has been 100% great and we are very happy with your services. All study tours went exactly as planned and we had very intersting experiences.

Anders Runald 
CEO Byggspecialisterna




The hotel was awesome, easily the best location in town. We loved that the area never sleeps. The Dolphins were fun.
The helicopter was amazing, a memory for life.
The Brunch was also good. Real fun to see that hotel up close.
Thank you for a great setup. I can warmly recommend you. I am super happy with you. Thanks for all your help and all the best to you!

 Many hugs,
Katja with family




For she´s a jolly good fella, for she´s a jolly good fella, for she´s a jolly good fella and so say all of us….

Very professional and educated guided tours. Very good choice of restaurants and incredibly good food throughout the week. Very interesting study visits. A big thanks for a rewarding and nice week.
It was really fun to see the diamond shop and what great  deals we made! The Ambassador,  Max Bjur’s, presentation was very interesting.
What a city, what incredible buildings and what a great organizer you are!  

A great big thanks for the tour you did for us!
Fastighetsquinnorna Syd.




We live in Norway since 1998 and decided to get married in Dubai on the 24th of October 2013, after being a couple for 26 years. We chose a serene outdoor wedding accompanied by our children out by the Swedish-Norwegian Seamen’s Church. The main reason for the success of our wedding and our stay in Dubai was the advice to use Johanna Samrud Sage and “Family in Dubai”, which we received from Fanny and Michael at the Seamen’s Church.

Michael at the Seamen’s Church inspired and helped us shape our wedding into the tailor-made and unforgettable ceremony we had dreamed of.

At the same time Johanna provided us with invaluable help organizing all the practical details prior to the wedding, she also assisted us in arranging; make-up, manicure, flower arrangements, photography, transportation and last but not least she booked us at a suitable and romantic restaurant for our wedding dinner. Also, we very much appreciated the glamorous chauffeur driven Maserati she had booked and that the driver did not take the quickest route to the beach…It was such a fantastic experience!

Johanna constantly provided us with several options that we could comment on, add or subtract things from in accordance with our desires. We felt straight away that Johanna really cared and wanted us to have the wedding day we wished for. 

The day after our wedding, Johanna gave us a guided tour of Dubai.

We had, before arriving in Dubai, expectations on how our experience would be, and we can only say that it turned out to be SO much better.

A million thanks to Johanna for making our special day perfect!

To all of you who are thinking of a wedding abroad, we can recommend getting in contact with Johanna and she will help you arrange the wedding of your dreams. I hope many more get to experience what we did.

Johanna, I hope you understand how thankful we are and how much it meant to us that you made it all happen. All the prearrangements contributed to the perfect day we had!

Best regards
Susanne and Henrik Jansson, Alicia and Elina




”We got married in Dubai in March of 2013. When we started planning the wedding we encountered a few practical difficulties. That is why we were tremendously relieved when we came in contact with Johanna, who could help us make our day just as fantastic as we ever could have hoped it to be. We realized that it is extremely difficult to organize everything for a wedding by yourself in a Muslim country when you are all the way back home in Sweden. We are therefore enormously grateful that Johanna took the time out of her schedule to find out what we wished for and what we found important. We wish her all the luck in her future work and would like to recommend her as a wedding coordinator!”

// Anna and Magnus Lindholm




I, Ulf Gunnarsson, would like to mention a few things regarding our partnership with Johanna both prior to and during our business trip to Dubai in early October of 2011. Sharing positive experiences in this case is most certainly not difficult.
Bylero is a construction company in Uppland. As a company we make trips to interesting places around the world. In the early stages of organizing this year’s trip to Dubai, we realized that getting first hand assistance with planning and organizing the practical details from a person living in Dubai would be valuable. We discovered a homepage filled with lots of informative information called www.familyindubai.com, so we sent a request to familyindubai. We felt immediately from the first e-mail response we received from Johanna, that this contact person would become valuable to us.
We decided to accept Johanna’s help and in hindsight we are very happy that we did, giving her a seven on a scale of one to five! Using the scale parameter of the seven star hotel Burj Al Arab seems natural when describing our appreciation of Johanna’s effort. Johanna has, with her enormous dedication, accuracy, responsiveness and experience helped us have an unforgettable visit to Dubai.
Our busy program was carried through to the last detail!
Johanna was also present throughout our trip in Dubai, which was much appreciated by us all. Many of us took the chance to ask questions regarding life in the Middle East. 
We would like to give many a praise for a well executed trip. Once again we would like to give a GREAT THANKS!!!

Ulf Gunnarsson
Construction and project manager

We are now back in reality. A thousand thanks for a fantastic stay in Dubai.
We really got a lot out of our days in Dubai through your fantastic pre-work and the perfect program which you made for our company’s stay in Dubai.
The drivers were all on schedule and we got to go around in good and comfortable cars and buses.
The first day’s guided tour was fun and interesting and gave us all a good idea about the city of Dubai.
All the restaurants which you booked us at, were really great.
The desert safari was very appreciated.
Again, a thousand thanks for all your help Johanna. You made our 4 days in Dubai fantastic.
 
Anna Looft Persson
Matsällskapet




The trip was amazing! One of the absolute best trips I have ever been on! You did a wonderful job for us, and for that we thank you! An extra thanks for organizing the study visits, which were very interesting!
The city of Dubai is great, so much to experience, we should have had at least 5 more days, but we had to go back home to work!
We think you are an excellent tour guide! Everything was so professionally done and just perfect! 

Thanks!

Pierre Bergström 
Advertising Manager SvD




Johanna! I am incredibly satisfied with the service you gave. Dubai in Mind is the perfect company when you want to find a nice diamond in Dubai. You really took the time to help me find the most beautiful ring and most perfect diamond. You always answered my emails promptly and I received the answers to all my questions in every email. I genuinely felt that you put your mind to help me. I am really pleased with both your service, the ring and I am very grateful for your help. It is not easy to sit in Sweden and let someone else handle the entire process, but the service was beyond all expectations. The ring is just like the picture and I use it every day, all the time! I I perceive you as a trustworthy source of help and I strongly recommend you!
 
Many thanks from Renee




Hi – and thank you!
We are very happy with the program you organized for our 60th birthday. It will be a memory for life, and our impression is that the whole group enjoyed your program. Everything from Burj Al-Arab to the luxurious and private desert safari exceeded all of our expectations – money well spent!
I would highly recommend you and your company for organizing activities, whether it is desert safari or an adventurous wedding – thank you, we will be back!

Best Regards

Asle Sundal
Mestrings – og læringssenteret AS
Falstad Nedre, 7624 Ekne




Back home, from what all of us thought was a fantastic trip from beginning to end. You showed us such amazing restaurants, and the guided tour you gave us was nothing short of incredible, just as your willingness to help us in general. I very much appreciate people who want to surpass their customers’ expectations, which you did…by far!

All food was great with quite a few ingredients which we had never stumbled upon before (perfect for the curious ones!) and the service was excellent.

And the cruise, what can I say. Perfect!

The drinks at At.Mosphere went down easy…

The fishing trip was also gorgeous, even though the real big ones are still in the Persian Gulf. I guess we will just have to reel them in next time we visit Dubai. We had a wonderful day out at sea with two polite and service minded crew members making our day a pleasant swimming and fishing adventure. We had a blast!

So what about the Sunday dinner on our last night? There are not enough superlatives to describe it.

Thank you for letting us experience all this.

Rikard Fahlman
Svensk Fastighetsförmedling




It was very nice to get familiarized with Nakheels grand plans and to get to go out on the sea to see the islands!

The day we had in Abu Dhabi was fantastic.

The last day turned out great and we were well taken care of by the “Light People”. 

We are very pleased with our stay in Dubai. The trip already seems long ago, but we remind ourselves with all the pictures we brought with us home.

Eva Bratell, Ljusrum, 
Architect SAR/MSA. Lighting Designer




The guided tour was absolutely fantastic! You are incredibly well-informed about "everything and nothing" concerning Dubai and UAE. You are also super nice and has a great ability to customize the tour to meet customer requirements.

We are all very happy! 
Sylvia, Bert and Monica




Thank you once again for a pleasant reception and for being a fantastic guide of Dubai. I will recommend you, not only to Bjerking, but to other colleagues in my line of work.

Marzena Kulawik, Bjerking
Civil Engineer MSc Konstruktion




Thanks for the really good and competent assistance with all bookings and advice. Not always easy to find a good approach for a family with ages ranging between 3 to 75 years. With as many as we were, it felt incredibly good to know that all bookings were made before we came to Dubai. 
Both suggestions for activities, restaurants, and not the least Your Guided tour gave our visit to Dubai a lot more than what it otherwise would have been! The fact that we got Your "local knowledge" as resident in Dubai, felt like an added bonus. 
The driver we hired through you took us quickly and smoothly to and from Abu Dhabi. 
We strongly recommend Your services to others!

We really had an amazing week. 
Family of 21 people from Stockholm




Hi Johanna! Many thanks for a wonderful day! It was invaluable to go around Dubai with you. The viewings of the schools were great. It was also very good to get an overview of the residential areas between the school viewings. I really feel that you customized the day according to my needs as an expatriating working mom with a thousand of questions! I have immense help of the experience you gave me. Further on, I really enjoyed your company! Thank you and look forward to seeing you again
 
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