Abu Dhabi lowers hotel, restaurant tariffs starting Sept 1
The action aims to persuade visitors and locals even more to take advantage of the hospitality options available in the emirate.
Fee Reductions to Drive Hospitality Growth
By announcing a reduction in government fees that apply to hotels, the Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi (DCT - Abu Dhabi) has made a substantial effort to boost its hospitality and tourism industry.
This action, which is scheduled to go into effect on September 1, 2023, is in line with orders from the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and aims to increase interest in the emirate's hospitality offers among both tourists and residents. Abu Dhabi wants to maintain its status as a major destination for leisure and tourism worldwide, thus it is changing these tariffs.
Revised Fees for Enhanced Attraction
Among the modifications, DCT - Abu Dhabi will lower the tourism fee charged to guests from six percent to four percent. Additionally, a municipality fee of Dh15 per room per night will be eliminated, along with the removal of the six percent tourism fee and four percent municipality fee previously applicable to hotel restaurants. Notably, the four percent municipality fee based on the invoice value will remain unchanged.
DCT's Ongoing Commitment to Elevate the Emirate
DCT - Abu Dhabi maintains a steadfast commitment to enriching Abu Dhabi's tourism, culture, and hospitality landscape. By curating diverse and appealing experiences tailored to a wide array of travelers, the department aims to drive sustainable growth and lasting success for the emirate's hospitality sector.
Air Connectivity Enhancement for Tourism Surge
In a bid to cement Abu Dhabi as a premier tourist destination and attract over 24 million visitors by the close of 2023, a strategic partnership has been forged to enhance air connectivity between Abu Dhabi and Europe. DCT Abu Dhabi recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Franco-Dutch airline group Air France-KLM at the iconic Louvre Abu Dhabi. This collaboration will result in expanded global connectivity through daily flights to Paris.
A Vision for Global Positioning
Saleh Mohamed Al Geziry, Director General of Tourism at DCT - Abu Dhabi, underscored the significance of this partnership in advancing Abu Dhabi's tourism sector and elevating its worldwide status. Al Geziry emphasized that such partnerships with esteemed international carriers provide global travelers the opportunity to experience the emirate's rich heritage and diverse culture. Furthermore, increased connectivity positions Abu Dhabi as an attractive gateway to the East.
- Removal of Dh15 per room per night municipality fee
- Reduction of guest tourism fee from 6% to 4%
- Elimination of 6% tourism fee and 4% municipality fee for hotel restaurants
- Continuation of 4% municipality fee based on invoice value