Abu Dhabi reduces fees to boost up its tourism & hospitality sector!

Published on : Friday, March 15, 2019

Abu Dhabi has decreased the fees related to tourism to facilitate the weak hospitality sector and draw more tourists as the oil-rich emirate is now keen to expand its economy.

 

On Tuesday, the Department of Culture & Tourism (DCT) stated that it has decreased the tourism fees from 6 to 3.5 percent, municipal fees from 4 to 2 percent and municipality hotel room fees per night from 15 dirhams ($4) to 10 dirhams respectively.

 

The capital of the United Arab Emirates is putting in billions of dollars into the sector, infrastructure and tourism to branch out its economy away from oil.

 

Abu Dhabi is well-known for the Formula One Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the Warner Bros world-themed indoor park and other attractions.

 

Two additional museums, the Guggenheim and the Zayed National Museum, are also being constructed.

 

Last year, neighboring Dubai welcomed a record 15.9 million tourists in comparison to Abu Dhabi’s 10 million hotel guests.

 

Also, DCT plans to invest 500 million dirhams in the next three years behind marketing the emirate and attracting tourists, as part of the Abu Dhabi government’s accelerators program called Ghadan 21.

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