VAT for Tourists and Visitors FAQ’s

Will tourists also pay VAT?

Of course yes, tourists are a significant source of income for UAE and will pay VAT while buying anything. However, the authorities have already set the VAT rate very low, so that it will not be a burden for any consumer.

Will visiting businesses be able to reclaim VAT?

The government authorities will allow foreign businesses to recover the VAT they spend while visiting the UAE. This is believed to be an important step because it will encourage foreign industries to enhance their business in UAE and other countries also have VAT system.