Chinese tourists to Dubai can now take advantage of instant VAT refund facilities at Dubai Airports

Published on : Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Chinese tourists to Dubai can now take advantage of instant VAT refund facilities at Dubai Airports via the We Tax Refund on the WeChat Mini Program, launched by Chinese tech giant, Tencent, and international payments service provider, Planet.

 

With assistance from Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), the new integrated service provides a faultless and secure way for visitors to claim back their tax instantly on purchases in the emirate. Visitors will receive their tax refunds instantly at the airport via the WeChat app in the local RMB currency. They will also get a notification once the refund has been done.

 

To quote Issam Kazim, the CEO of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DCTCM), “Our ongoing mandate is to provide seamless tourist experiences to all our visitors, and our support of key industry partners such as Tencent and Planet allows the city to offer increased ease of travel as we diversify our portfolio of critical touchpoints. Providing innovative and familiar payment solutions, as well as instant VAT refunds before visitors depart is uniquely tailored towards the needs and requirements of Chinese travellers and has been developed taking their valued feedback on board. With the dynamic ‘We Tax Refund’ platform, we hit yet another milestone within our ‘China Readiness’ strategy further strengthening awareness of the emirate as a ‘must-visit’ destination for Chinese travellers.”

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