‘Tourism Dirham’ in Dubai will increase accommodation rates

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February 3, 2014  •  2 min(s) read

UAE DirhamsThe Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council are introducing something called as ‘Tourism Dirham’, which is a minimal charge to be applied to guests staying in all genres and rating of holiday accommodation including hotels, hotel apartments, guesthouses and holiday homes.

This minimal charge will be applicable from March 31, 2014 and will vary between 7 to 20 dirhams per room, per night, depending on the hotel category and rating.

The tourism fees, being already charged in several leading tourist destinations around the world, will help strengthen Dubai’s position as a leading tourist destination, bringing the emirate in line with international industry standards, cited Helal Saeed Almarri, Director-General of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing.

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