The Abu Dhabi Executive Committee has approved a proposal to reduce tourism fees from 6 percent to 3.5 percent and municipality fees to 2 percent, it was announced on Wednesday.
The programme to reduce tourism fees, which was proposed by Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, the chairman of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, forms part of the Abu Dhabi Development Accelerators Programmes launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
The committee also sanctioned a proposal to reduce municipality fees for hotel rooms from AED 15 to AED 10 per room per night. Additionally, the fees will now be collected half-yearly, rather than on a monthly basis.
On Tuesday, Dubai is slashing municipality fees on sales at local restaurants and hotels from 10 percent to 7 percent and last week the Dubai Executive Council also ordered a 50 percent reduction in “market fees” imposed by Dubai Municipality.For all the latest travel news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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