Welcome to the www.rakyah.com website (the “Website”). This Website is provided solely to assist customers in gathering travel information, posting opinions of travel related issues, engaging in interactive travel forums and for no other purposes. The terms “we”, “us”, “our” and “www.rakyah.com ” refer to Al Rakyah Tourism , a corporation and/or our subsidiaries. The term “you” refers to the customer visiting the Website and/or contributing content on this Website.
This Website is offered to you conditioned upon your acceptance without modification of any/all the terms, conditions, and notices set forth below (collectively, the “Agreement”). By accessing or using this Website in any manner, you agree to be bound by the Agreement. Please read the Agreement carefully. If you do not accept all of these terms and conditions, please do not use this Website. Be sure to return to this page periodically to review the most current version of the Agreement. We reserve the right at any time, at our sole discretion, to change or otherwise modify the Agreement without prior notice, and your continued access or use of this Website signifies your acceptance of the updated or modified Agreement.
1. Information on the Site
As a condition of your use of this Website, you warrant that (i) all information supplied by you on this Website is true, accurate, current and complete, (ii) if you have a TripAdvisor.com account, you will safeguard your account information and will supervise and be completely responsible for any use of your account by anyone other than you and (iii) you are 18 years of age or older in order to register for an account and contribute to our website. www.rakyah.com does not knowingly collect the information of anyone under the age of 18. We retain the right at our sole discretion to deny access to anyone to this Website and the services we offer, at any time and for any reason, including, but not limited to, for violation of this Agreement.
The content and information on this Website (including, but not limited to, messages, data, information, text, music, sound, photos, graphics, video, maps, icons, software, code or other material), as well as the infrastructure used to provide such content and information, is proprietary to us. You agree not to otherwise modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell or re-sell any information, software, products, or services obtained from or through this Website. Additionally, you agree not to:
· Do anything else which could cause damage to the Site, the Al Rakyah Tourism and their employees, www.rakyah.com reputation, or would otherwise have a negative impact.
· use the Site in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair or otherwise interfere with the use of the Site or other users' computer equipment, or cause damage, disruption or limit the functioning of any software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment;
· use the Site or its contents for any non-authorized commercial purpose;
· make any speculative, false, or fraudulent booking;
· access, monitor or copy any content or information of the Site using any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means or any manual process for any purpose without our express prior written permission;
· violate the restrictions in any robot exclusion headers on the Site or bypass or circumvent other measures employed to prevent or limit access to the Site;
· take any action that imposes, or may impose, in our discretion, an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
· deep-link to any portion of the Site (including, without limitation, purchase paths) for any purpose without our express prior written permission;
· re-sell, use, copy, monitor (e.g. spider, scrape), display, download or reproduce any content or information, software, products or services available on the Site for any commercial or competitive activity or purpose;
· "frame", "mirror" or otherwise incorporate any part of the Site into any other website without our prior written authorization;
· deliver any unlawful (according to any and all applicable laws or regulations) postings to or through the Site, or any postings which advocate illegal activity;
· deliver, or provide links to, any postings containing material that could be considered harmful, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, violent, abusive, profane, racist, discriminating, insulting, threatening, tortuous, harassing, hateful or otherwise objectionable;
· deliver or provide links to, any postings containing defamatory, slanderous, false or libelous material;
· deliver any posting that infringes or violates any intellectual property or other right of any entity or person, including, without limitation, copyrights, patents, trademarks, laws governing trade secrets, rights to privacy, or publicity;
· deliver any posting that you do not have a right to make available under law or contractual or fiduciary relationships;
· impersonate another person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity, or adopt a false identity if the purpose of doing so is to mislead, deceive, or defraud another;
· manipulate identifiers, including by forging headers, in order to disguise the origin of any posting that you deliver;
· obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the Site, including harvesting or otherwise collecting information about others such as email addresses;
· Engage in any deceptive practices intended to manipulate the organic Search Engine Results Page (SERP) or employ search engine optimization (“SEO”) techniques considered to be against common search engine guidelines. SEO practices considered unethical, or “black hat” (aka “spamdexing”) include, though are not limited to cloaking, meta data and title tags, content scraping, link schemes, Google bombs, keyword stuffing, hidden text and links, doorway and cloaked pages, link farming or schemes, blog comment spam, etc.;
You also undertake to provide correct and accurate e-mail, postal and/or other contact details to www.rakyah.com and acknowledge that www.rakyah.com may use these details to contact you in the event that this should prove necessary. Please also consult our Privacy & Refund Policy.
Although most travel, including travel to international destinations, is completed without incident, travel to certain destinations may involve greater risk than others. www.rakyah.com urges passengers to investigate and review travel prohibitions, warnings, announcements and advisories issued by destination country governments prior to booking travel to international destinations
BY LISTING INFORMATION RELEVANT TO TRAVEL TO PARTICULAR INTERNATIONAL DESTINATIONS, www.rakyah.com DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT TRAVEL TO SUCH POINTS IS ADVISABLE OR WITHOUT RISK, AND IS NOT LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OR LOSSES THAT MAY RESULT FROM TRAVEL TO SUCH DESTINATIONS.
THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES PUBLISHED ON THIS WEBSITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR ERRORS. Al Rakyah Tourism , ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND CORPORATE AFFILIATES (COLLECTIVELY, THE “Al Rakyah Tourism ” COMPANY") DO NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY OF, AND DISCLAIM ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY ERRORS OR OTHER INACCURACIES RELATING TO THE INFORMATION AND DESCRIPTION OF THE HOTEL, AIR, CRUISE, CAR AND ANY OTHER TRAVEL PRODUCTS DISPLAYED ON THIS WEBSITE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE PRICING, PHOTOGRAPHS, LIST OF HOTEL AMENITIES, GENERAL PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS, ETC.).
THE “Al Rakyah Tourism MEDIA COMPANIES MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES CONTAINED ON THIS WEBSITE FOR ANY PURPOSE, AND THE INCLUSION OR OFFERING OF ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES ON THIS WEBSITE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE ANY ENDORSEMENT OR RECOMMENDATION OF SUCH PRODUCTS OR SERVICES BY THE “Al Rakyah Tourism MEDIA COMPANIES. ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. THE www.rakyah.com MEDIA COMPANIES DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS THAT THIS WEBSITE, ITS SERVERS OR ANY EMAIL SENT FROM THE “Al Rakyah Tourism MEDIA COMPANIES, ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. Al Rakyah Tourism HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT.
IN NO EVENT SHALL Al Rakyah Tourism COMPANY (ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS AND AFFILIATES) BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF, OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH, YOUR ACCESS TO, DISPLAY OF OR USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO ACCESS, DISPLAY OR USE THIS WEBSITE (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, YOUR RELIANCE UPON OPINIONS APPEARING ON THIS WEB SITE; ANY COMPUTER VIRUSES, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, LINKED SITES, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES OBTAINED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE; OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE ACCESS TO, DISPLAY OF OR USE OF THIS WEBSITE) WHETHER BASED ON A THEORY OF NEGLIGENCE, CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, AND EVEN IF Al Rakyah Tourism HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
The limitation of liability reflects the allocation of risk between the parties. The limitations specified in this section will survive and apply even if any limited remedy specified in these terms is found to have failed of its essential purpose. The limitations of liability provided in these terms inure to the benefit of “Al Rakyah Tourism COMPANY.
You agree to defend and indemnify Al Rakyah Tourism and its affiliates and any of their officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any claims, causes of action, demands, recoveries, losses, damages, fines, penalties or other costs or expenses of any kind or nature including but not limited to reasonable legal and accounting fees, brought by third parties as a result of:
· (i) your breach of this Agreement or the documents referenced herein;
· (ii) your violation of any law or the rights of a third party; or
· (iii) your use of this Website.
LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY SITES
This Website may contain hyperlinks to websites operated by parties other than Al Rakyah Tourism. Such hyperlinks are provided for your reference only. We do not control such websites and are not responsible for their contents or the privacy or other practices of such websites. Further, it is up to you to take precautions to ensure that whatever links you select or software you download (whether from this Website or other websites) is free of such items as viruses, worms, defects and other items of a destructive nature. Our inclusion of hyperlinks to such websites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such websites or any association with their operators. In some cases you may be asked by a third party site to link your profile on Al Rakyah Tourism to a profile on another third party site. Choosing to do so is purely optional, and the decision to allow this information to be linked can be disabled (with the third party site) at any time.
SOFTWARE AVAILABLE ON THIS WEBSITE
Unless otherwise specified, the materials on the websites are presented solely to provide information regarding and to promote Al Rakyah Tourism services, websites, partners and other products available in the worldwide , possessions and protectorates. Al Rakyah Tourism websites are controlled and operated by Al Rakyah Tourism from its offices in UAE. Those who choose to access the Al Rakyah Tourism website from other countrydo so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent that local laws are applicable. Software from the Al Rakyah Tourism websites is further subject to UAE export controls. No software from the Al Rakyah Tourism websites may be downloaded or otherwise exported or re-exported (worldwide).
Any software that is made available to download from Al Rakyah Tourism websites ("Software") is the copyrighted work of Al Rakyah Tourism , or Al Rakyah Tourism Affiliates, or other third party software as identified. Your use of such Software is governed by the terms of the end user license agreement, if any, which accompanies, or is included with, the Software ("License Agreement"). You may not install or use any Software that is accompanied by or includes a License Agreement unless you first agree to the License Agreement terms. For any Software made available for download on this Website not accompanied by a License Agreement, we hereby grant to you, the user, a limited, personal, nontransferable license to use the Software for viewing and otherwise using this Website in accordance with these terms and conditions and for no other purpose.
Please note that all Software, including, without limitation, all HTML, XML, Java code and Active X controls contained on this Website, is owned by Al Rakyah Tourism , and/or its affiliates, and is protected by copyright laws and international treaty provisions. Any reproduction or redistribution of the Software is expressly prohibited, and may result in severe civil and criminal penalties. Violators will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible.
WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, COPYING OR REPRODUCTION OF THE SOFTWARE TO ANY OTHER SERVER OR LOCATION FOR FURTHER REPRODUCTION OR REDISTRIBUTION IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED. THE SOFTWARE IS WARRANTED, IF AT ALL, ONLY ACCORDING TO THE TERMS OF THE LICENSE AGREEMENT.
The currency converter is provided for your convenience. All the rates provided in a currency other than the currency displayed on the Site is converted to the displayed currency at a rate determined by www.rakyah.com. The currency and amount you see displayed on the final bookingpage is the amount www.rakyah.com will charge your credit card. www.rakyah.com reserves the right to convert and charge this amount in your credit card currency. Your bank may impose additional fees on the transaction, over which www.rakyah.com has no control. Please note that exchange rates fluctuate daily
Credit card – Payment – Age - Fraud
For pre-paid any service (Visa Service-Air ticket-Hotel booking) with www.rakyah.com , your credit card will be charged bywww.rakyah.com for the full price (sometimes without any option for refund depending on the Hotel’s booking conditions, see below) upon reservation and confirmation of the booking. Please check the reservation details thoroughly for any such conditions prior to making your reservation. www.rakyah.com will process refunds, if and when applicable, within a reasonable timeframe. For certain Hotels, we will not charge your credit card, as you will pay the Hotel directly for your stay (post-paid). However, in such cases some Hotels may pre-authorize your card, charge a deposit or charge the full price of the reservation up-front. Hotels may require credit card details in order to guarantee your reservation. As such, we will send your credit card information directly to the Hotel at which your booking is made and we may verify (i.e. pre-authorize) your credit card as well. In order to safeguard and encrypt your credit card information when in transit to us, we use the "Secure Socket Layer (SSL)" technology for our services.
In the event of credit card fraud or unauthorized use of your credit card by third parties, you should contact your bank or card issuer immediately upon becoming aware of such unauthorized use. If you suspect an unauthorized or fraudulent booking was made via www.rakyah.com , please contact our Customer Service team immediately.
In order to make a booking you must be over 18 years old (or the age of majority in those countries and territories where it is higher than 18) and have the full legal capacity to make the transaction (or have the authorization from your legal guardian). You undertake that the credit or debit card you are using is your own and that there are sufficient funds to cover the cost of the transaction. You accept financial responsibility for all transactions made under your name or account.
You undertake that the details you provide us with in making a booking are fully correct. www.rakyah.com reserves the right not to accept certain credit cards. www.rakyah.com may add or remove other payment methods at its discretion.
We have stringent fraud detection and prevention mechanisms in place. In certain cases, we may require additional information or verifications to validate and confirm the booking, as explained in more detail on the Site. Reservations are not confirmed until you have received a confirmation mail with a voucher and it is possible that a Hotel could become fully booked during the fraud check, in which case the reservation will no longer be available.www.rakyah.com can never be held liable in such cases. Additional information submitted will be treated in line with strict industry standards to protect privacy, using encryption for transmission and specialized agents for verification. If you choose not to submit the additional information, the booking will not be completed and fully cancelled.
Booking conditions - Cancellations, No-Shows, Early Departure and Late Check-Out – Special Needs
By making a reservation on our Site, you accept and agree to the relevant (Air ticket Condition- Hotel booking conditions), including cancellation and no-show policies applicable to that booking, and to any additional (delivery) terms and conditions of the Hotel that may apply to your reservation or during your stay, including for services rendered and/or products offered by the Hotel (the delivery terms and conditions of a Hotel can be obtained with the relevant Hotel). The general cancellation and no-show policy of each Hotel is made available on the Site at the Hotel information pages or under “Booking Conditions”, “Cancellation Policies” or the like, and in the confirmation email and voucher. Please note that you may be charged for your cancellation in accordance with the Hotel’s cancellation and no-show policy, in some cases for the entire stay or the first night. We recommend that you read the cancellation and no-show policy of the Hotel carefully prior to making your reservation. If you fail to check in to your Hotel on time on the day of your reservation and do not alert the Hotel, the remaining portion of your reservation may be canceled and you may not be entitled to a refund, depending on the terms and conditions of the applicable Hotel. Regardless of the Hotel’s cancellation policy, www.rakyah.com reserves the right to charge a cancellation fee, this will be indicated on the Site. Please carefully check the Hotel details thoroughly for any such conditions prior to making your reservation. Some Hotels will charge extra for early or late check-outs.
If you wish to review, adjust or cancel your reservation, please revert to the confirmation email and follow the instructions therein, use our self-service tool or contact Customer Service.
Special Needs: If you have special needs (e.g., wheelchair accessible room) you must contact Customer Service or the Hotel and verify that special needs can be met. Please note that all special requests are subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed by www.rakyah.com. Depending on the policy of the applicable Hotel, your reservation will be refunded, canceled or modified if special needs cannot be met. If available, your request will be confirmed upon arrival.
This Website is operated by a UAE. entity and this Agreement is governed by the laws of Dubai City,You hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Dubai UAE,and stipulate to the fairness and convenience of proceedings in such courts for all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of this Website. You agree that all claims you may have against www.rakyah.com arising from or relating to the Site must be heard and resolved in a court of competent subject matter jurisdiction located in Dubai-UAE. Use of this Website is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including, without limitation, this paragraph.
You agree that no joint venture, agency, partnership, or employment relationship exists between you and the Al Rakyah Tourism Company and/or Affiliates as a result of this Agreement or use of this Website.
Our performance of this Agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this Agreement limits our right to comply with law enforcement or other governmental or legal requests or requirements relating to your use of this Website or information provided to or gathered by us with respect to such use. To the extent allowed by applicable law, you agree that you will bring any claim or cause of action arising from or relating to your access or use of this Website within One (1) year from the date on which such claim or action arose or accrued or such claim or cause of action will be irrevocably waived.
If any part of this Agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remaining provisions in the Agreement shall continue in effect.
This Agreement (and any other terms and conditions referenced herein) constitutes the entire agreement between you and Al Rakyah Tourism with respect to this Website and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral, or written, between the customer and Al Rakyah Tourism with respect to this Website. A printed version of this Agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this Agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.
Fictitious names of companies, products, people, characters, and/or data mentioned on this Website are not intended to represent any real individual, company, product, or event.
Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.
COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK NOTICES
All contents of this Website are: © 2014 Al Rakyah Tourism. All rights reserved. Al Rakyah Tourism is not responsible for content on websites operated by parties other than Al Rakyah Tourism. www.rakyah.com , the owl logo and all other product or service names or slogans displayed on the Site are registered and/or common law trademarks of Al Rakyah Tourism and/or its suppliers or licensors, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of Al Rakyah Tourism or the applicable trademark holder. In addition, the look and feel of the Site, including all page headers, custom graphics, button icons and scripts, is the service mark, trademark and/or trade dress of Al Rakyah Tourism and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of Al Rakyah Tourism. All other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names and company names or logos mentioned in the Site are the property of their respective owners. Reference to any products, services, processes or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, and supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof by Al Rakyah Tourism .
If you are aware of an infringement of either your brand or our brand, please let us know by following the Copyright Complaint Policy and by e-mailing us at