|The 'Tourism Dirham' to kick off in Dubai today.|
Monday, 31st March 2014
Source : Emirates 24/7
The Tourism Dirham 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.
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, has issued the Council’s resolution No. (2) of 2014, regarding the introduction of the ‘Tourism Dirham’.
The move is based on global benchmarking and funds raised will support the international promotion and marketing of the Emirate and drive growth of its tourism and trade industries.
This minimal charge will vary between Dh7 to Dh20 per room, per night, dependant on the hotel category and rating, and will be applicable from March 31st 2014.
The measure will help strengthen Dubai’s position as a leading tourist destination, bringing the Emirate in line with international industry standards. Such tourism fees are charged in several leading tourist destinations around the world.