Abu Dhabi government suspends tourism fees, road tolls


Abu Dhabi government has taken a number of steps to protect the economy from the effects of the novel coronavirus.

In a series of Tweets, the Abu Dhabi Government Media Office said motorists in the emirate will be exempt from paying road toll for the entire year.

Tourism and municipality fees for tourism and entertainment sectors will also be suspended for 2020, with rebates up to 20 per cent on rentals offered.

They added that a new committee headed by the Department of Finance, with members from the Department of Economic Development and local banks, will be established to review lending options to support local companies.

That's not all. They have allocated AED 5 billion to subsidise water and electricity for citizens, and commercial and industrial activities, AED 3 billion to the SME credit guarantee scheme managed by Abu Dhabi Investment Office, and AED1 billion to establish a market maker fund.

This comes as His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, announced a number of measures to stimulate the UAE's economy. 

More from Business

Coming Up on Dubai Eye

  • The Weekend Playlist

    8:00pm - 11:00pm

    Every Friday night Dubai Eye 103.8 plays you the greatest party classics and anthems all the way till Saturday morning!

  • Nights on Dubai Eye 103.8

    11:00pm - 7:00am

    Dubai Eye complements the conversation with the music you love from the eighties, nineties and newer.


On Dubai Eye

  • Meet Gift, female food delivery driver

    Gift came here from Nigeria and failed to find a job, until a pizza company offered her one. She's now one of the very few female delivery drivers in the UAE.


    Farmer's Kitchen is back for 2021!
    With our partners Spinneys, we are going to help you wave goodbye to boring dinners, cluttered fridges, and lumpy leftovers!