New Dubai Tourist Tax

 The Government of Dubai is introducing a Tourist tax on all hotels in Dubai effective 31 March 2014. This charge is paid locally;

Please find attached an important update on the introduction of the Tourism Dirham in Dubai effective 31 March 2014. 

The Tourism Dirham is a  new  minimal charge applied to guests staying in all hotels and hotel apartments in the Emirate of Dubai.  The small fee will be payable per room, per night and added to guests’ bills and collected at the hotel property at check‐out. 

The Tourism Dirham fee is effective from 31 March 2014 –  except for stays that commence prior to 1 June 2014 and have been paid for in full on or before 23 February 2014

The Fees and approx $AUD conversions are as follows: 

  • AED 20.00 (AUD      $6) PER ROOM PER NIGHT for stays in 5 star hotels and deluxe hotel apartments.
  • AED 15.00 (AUD      $4.50) PER ROOM PER NIGHT for stays in 4 star hotels, superior hotel apartments and deluxe holiday homes.
  • AED 10.00 (AUD      $3) PER ROOM PER NIGHT for stays in 3 star hotels, standard hotel apartments and standard holidays homes.

This tax is to be paid by the GUESTS directly at the hotel before the end of their stay.