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Home News & Events TRAVEL & TOURISM LAW NEWS: New Tourism Taxation for Dubai

TRAVEL & TOURISM LAW NEWS: New Tourism Taxation for Dubai

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 19:18

Dubai just announced that as from end of March 2014, tourists and visitors alike will be charged a room tax. The hospitality tax applicable to all guests staying at hotels, hotel apartments, guesthouses and holiday homes, and chargeable per room, per night, will be between AED 7 and AED 20, according to the type of accommodation. The purpose of the new accommodation tax has been said to be to fund projects related to the World Expo to be held in Dubai in 2020, and is expected to promote tourism in Dubai. The World Expo hopes to attract 20 million visitors by 2020, twice the number it did in 2012 with a cost to be more than USD 8.7 billion.