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New 'Tourism Dirham' charge in Dubai

04 March 2014

New 'Tourism Dirham' charge in Dubai

Travellers to Dubai should be aware of a new charge to be applied to all hotel guests staying in any type of hotel establishment in Dubai.

Introduced by the Government of Dubai and to be applied as of 31st March 2014, the minimal charge will be applied to all existing bookings post 31st March as well as any new bookings.

The fee, named 'Tourism Dirham', is to be levied per room night and will be presented as a separate line item on guests' bills.

The fee structure is:

  • 20 AED per room night in a 5* hotel
  • 15 AED per room night in a 4* hotel
  • 10 AED per room night in a 3* hotel.

Municipality charge and service charge is not applied to this fee.