Your restaurant bill might be about to get cheaper.
Municipality fees on sales at restaurants
are being cut from ten percent to seven percent across Dubai, and if you make a habit of eating out
then you could see the savings begin to tot up.
The cut is a result of instruction from His Heighness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, and is aimed at reducing the cost of doing business in the city on the directives of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
The move intends to enhance the competitiveness of Dubai’s tourism industry and aims to attract more investors to the tourism
and hospitality sectors.
Sheikh Hamdan said: "We continue working upon the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to facilitate the process of doing business, increasing the emirate's competitiveness and enhancing the partnerships between the public and private sector thus ensuring the growth of all the economic sectors, with focus on the tourism sector.
"We have a very strong tourism sector that enjoys a lot of potential and we are quite sure that it will continue its valuable contribution to the emirate's GDP".
Dubai is currently one of the most popular cities in the world among tourists with 15.8million visitors last year. We can’t say we’re surprised!