By Sam Bridge
A total of 2,356 administrative fees of 22 government entities were reviewed as part of directives from Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed
Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has approved a decision to waive a number of service fees of Dubai Government in a move that aims to lower living costs, improve the business environment and support investors.
The decision was taken while chairing a meeting of the Executive Council at Emirates Tower, as part of the directives of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of The UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
A total of 2,356 administrative fees of 22 government entities were reviewed, and new legislation was introduced to regulate and limit the introduction of new administrative fees, to reduce the costs on the public and investors.
Among the fees waived fees of healthcare sector such as fees of medical training activities, and schools awareness campaigns, and sales fees, entry fees for public libraries among others.
The decision is part of a series of actions that seek to stimulate economic growth in Dubai, and promote its competitiveness, a statement ssaid.
Sheikh Hamdan said the directive of Sheikh Mohammed reflects his keenness to follow up on the performance and requirements of various sectors to ensure providing all ingredients for positive outcomes.
“The role of the government is to promote Dubai to the rank of the most advanced and happiest cities in the world. It is also tasked to serve people and provide the conducive environment to achieve wellbeing of members of society, and cement happiness as a characteristic of the society, that’s why we need to review periodically existing legislations and policies to keep pace with changes and maintain the sustainability of our development journey,” said Sheikh Hamdan.