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Terms And Conditions Of Travel

Budget Balloons Dubai

1) Itineraries are correct at the time of publishing and may differ slightly to those featured in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements based on comments from past travelers and our own research. If we are unable to utilize a product, service or activity detailed in our itinerary, a suitable alternative will be offered where possible. Itineraries may vary and/or attractions be substituted for any cause including seasonal conditions, weather extremes, natural disasters, and Conservation Reserve requirements.

2) Pricing is valid for travel commencing 1st of September 2017 until 31st May 2018. Rates are quoted in AED (United Arab Emirates Dirhams). Prices can be subject to change at the discretion of the Company.

3) Due to the extensive organization and limited capacity involved with our activities, a strict cancellation fee will be applicable to compensate for costs and lost revenue. Once a booking is made the following cancellation fees will apply:

a) Cancellation or amendment for non-group bookings more than:
– Within 24 hours of the tour departure: 100% cancellation fee
– 25+ hours of the tour departure: 0% cancellation fee

b) A cancellation or amendment for Group bookings prior to tour departure (a group is more than 4 guests in a single booking)
– 15 days + prior to tour departure: 0% cancellation fee
– 14 days – 7 days prior to tour departure: 50% cancellation fee
– Less than 7 days prior to tour departure: 100% cancellation fee

c) If you fail to join a tour, join it after departure, or leave it prior to its completion, no refund can be made.

d) No refunds will be given in the circumstances or in the event of any delay, curtailment or alteration of a trip resulting from any cause including severe weather conditions or mechanical failure. Components of trips are weather dependent and the Company cannot be held liable if trip components are altered on the day of travel.

e) Tours require a minimum number of guests to operate. Minimum guest numbers differ between tours are subject to change at any time. If a tour is cancelled due to minimum guest numbers not being reached, guests will be offered an alternate tour option or be provided with a full refund.

f) If a tour is not able to commence due to inclement weather, a full refund or alternate booking date will be offered.

4) Whilst we make every effort to safeguard our passengers, the Company cannot be held liable for any damage, injury, or loss of any kind caused by or resulting from any act or omission by its employees, agents or contractors. Guests should note that adventure travel involves a higher than normal risk.

5) The pick-up and drop-off location and times published are an estimate only and are subject to change at short notice due to external factors such as road closures, traffic, adverse weather conditions and mechanical breakdown.

6) No child under the age of 5 years can be accepted for a Hot-air Balloon flight. Children pay full adult fare

7) Our tours are active and most require a reasonable level of fitness. However, the Company will not assume any responsibility to adverse health conditions as guests participate at their own risk. Pregnant guests within their second and third trimester will not be permitted to fly in a Hot-Air Balloon.

10) The Company prohibits smoking inside our tour vehicles. The Law of the UAE prohibits the possession of alcohol inside all tourist vehicles and guests discovered carrying alcohol will be required to return to their pick-up point and their own expense and no refund of the tour will be offered.

11) The Company has the right to refuse to carry a guest whose behavior is detrimental to the enjoyment of the group. By travelling with the Company, you agree to accept the authority of the Pilot/Guide and accept their decisions. Our staff are entitled to a safe working environment and our guests to a great experience. Any threats to safety, being physical or verbal, or inappropriate behavior may result in removal from the trip. If a Pilot/Guide requires a guest to leave the tour, no refunds will be given, and that guest will be responsible for their own travel costs and arrangements from that point.

12) For VISA or MASTERCARD usage: Guests using the website who are Minor /under the age of 18 shall not transact on the website. The cardholder must retain a copy of transaction records and Merchant policies and rules. Any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with this website shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of UAE. We accept payments online using Visa and MasterCard credit/debit card in AED. Refunds will be done only through the Original Mode of Payment. We will NOT deal or provide any services or products to any of OFAC sanctions countries in accordance with the law of UAE.

13) Vehicles may be equipped with dashcam technology that records high-definition sound and video. Footage may be used for legal, insurance and training purposes and may be used to verify performance related questions, queries or concerns.

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