Giving tourism sector a further boost, the Abu Dhabi Executive Committee has approved a proposal to reduce tourism fees from 6 per cent to 3.5 percent and municipality fees from 4 per cent to 2 per cent.
The initiative to reduce Tourism and Municipality fees was proposed by Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Department of Culture and Tourism at the meeting chaired on Tuesday.
The decision is 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 has given its go ahead to a proposal to reduce municipality fees for hotel rooms from Dh15 to Dh10 per room, per night and to collect the fees on half-yearly, instead of monthly basis.
Jassim Mohammed Buatabh Al Zaabi, Chairman of the Committee said the importance of tourism sector is a key component in the economic diversification drive in Abu Dhabi and said that the move will boost the sector’s development plan through world-class facilities that will make the emirate a leading tourist destination.