Abu Dhabi Reduces Government Fees for Hotels to Boost Tourism
The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT – Abu Dhabi) has announced a reduction in government fees applied to hotels in the emirate. This move aims to support the hospitality and tourism sector’s continued growth and enhance Abu Dhabi’s position as a leading global leisure and tourism destination.
Fee Reductions to Attract More Tourists
Starting from September 1, 2023, the government fee amendments will include reducing the tourism fee for guests from 6 percent to 4 percent. Additionally, the municipality fee of AED15 per room per night will be removed, along with the 6 percent tourism fee and 4 percent municipality fee applied to hotel restaurants. However, the municipality fee for 4 percent of the value of the invoice issued to the customer will continue.
Abu Dhabi Executive Council Directives
The fee reduction follows directives from the Abu Dhabi Executive Council to encourage tourists and residents to enjoy hospitality offerings in the emirate. The aim is to further grow Abu Dhabi as a tourism and cultural destination while providing support for its thriving hospitality sector.
DCT – Abu Dhabi’s Mandate for Sustainable Growth
As part of its mandate, DCT – Abu Dhabi continuously enhances the emirate’s tourism, culture, and hospitality offerings by curating a diverse range of experiences that cater to a wide spectrum of travelers’ preferences and interests. The goal is to enable sustainable growth and long-term success.