Ajman waives fees on tourism and hotel licenses

Published: 31 March 2020 - 2:45 p.m.
By: Hotelier Middle East Staff

As a measure to support Ajman’s local community and business sector, the government fees for the issuance or renewal of tourism and hotel establishment licenses will be postponed until December 31.

According to state news agency WAM, H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman, issued Emiri Decree No. 7 for 2020, to adopt the government’s package to help spur business in the UAE.

His Highness’s decree aims to reduce the current economic and financial burdens on the emirate’s business sector and to help it overcome the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • The decree has halted fees or provided discounts on the following government services:
  • The issuance or renewal of tourism and hotel establishments licences until 31 December, 2020.
  • The issuance of licences for tourism and hotel establishments until 31 December, 2020.
  • The issuance of licences and the postponement and cancellation of events until 31 December, 2020.
  • Charges for parking in allocated areas until 30 April, 2020.
  • Concession holders that signed contracts with the Transport Authority will have a 50% discount applied to fees under a taxi concession agreement until 30 June, 2020.
  • The following government services fees shall be reduced by the following percentages for a specified period: - Public cleaning services by 30 percent until 31 December, 2020.
  • Rental contract authentication for both residential and commercial premises by 20 percent until 30th June, 2020.
  • Discounts and commercial offer licences by 50% until 30 June, 2020.

Elsewhere in the UAE, Abu Dhabi has announced a range of initiatives to help industries such as hospitality and travel. Throughout this year, a 20% rebate on rentals for the restaurant, tourism and entertainment sectors will be given, along with the suspension of tourism and municipality fees for tourism and entertainment sectors.

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