Restaurants, hotels, hotel apartments, resorts etc. in the UAE might charge one or more of the following taxes:
- 10 per cent tax on the room rate
- 10 per cent service charge
- 10 per cent municipality fees
- 6 to 10 per cent city tax
- 6 per cent tourism fee.
In Dubai, hotels charge 'Tourism Dirham Fee' per room per night of occupancy (for a maximum of 30 consecutive nights) ranging from AED 7 to 20 depending on the category/grade of the hotel.
In May 2016, it was announced that hotels in Abu Dhabi would charge a new additional fee of 4 percent of hotel stay bill and AED 15 per night per room.
In Ras Al Khaimah, hotels charge AED 15 tourism fee per room per night.
Read about taxes service charges and tipping in Abu Dhabi.
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Updated on 23 Sep 2021