COVID-19: Abu Dhabi extends fee exemptions for hotels

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The exemptions on tourism and municipality fees for hotels in Abu Dhabi have been extended until June 30, 2021.

The Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT Abu Dhabi) announced the move based on directives from the Abu Dhabi Executive Council.

It's part of an economic stimulus package to support businesses in overcoming challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

"This decision supports partners and stakeholders in revitalising the tourism sector and ensuring that it recovers from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, providing hotel and tourism facilities with the opportunity to develop and improve their experiences and products," said Ali Hassan Al Shaiba, Executive Director of the Tourism and Marketing Sector at DCT Abu Dhabi.

"Close collaborations between the public and private sectors are vital, and we are committed to working hand-in-hand to pave the way towards a brighter future," he added.

A series of initiatives and stimulus packages to support hotel and tourism establishments in the capital, were first introduced in March 2020.

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