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It was only a matter of time, and so it is that from January 1, 2018, VAT will be implemented across a range of goods and services in the UAE. But before you start mourning all those lavish weekend lunches that could have been, consider that value-added tax will be five percent – that’s 15 percent less than in the likes of the UK (and just an extra Dhs17.50 on a Dhs350 brunch). Local experts answer questions on what it’s all going to mean for the country’s residents. If you still feel like retreating to your cave, at least make it Cook Hall’s new brunch, or comfort eat one of the city’s best sarnies. After all, they’re probably not going to get any cheaper… Holly Sands, Editor
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