New government fee introduced to Dubai
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has launched two new fees that aim to support the city’s knowledge and innovation sector.
The Knowledge Dirham Fee will see a charge of AED10 applied to government services valued at over AED50.
According to international news agency WAM, the law aims to engage the community in supporting educational and cultural projects in Dubai, as well as create simple and clear procedures for the collection of the Knowledge Dirham Fee.
The revenues generated from the fee will be allocated to the city’s government treasury.
The Innovation Dirham Fee aims to support all innovation related projects and will see a charge of AED10 applied to all government services valued at over AED50.
The revenues generated from the fee will be allocated to the Dubai Future Foundation, DFF.
It is important to note that all healthcare services provided by the government will be exempt from the Knowledge Dirham and Innovation Dirham Fee.
Traffic fines committed in other emirates or GCC countries as well as traffic violations committed in Dubai that have been collected in other emirates or other GCC countries will also be exempt from the new fee.
Law No. 01 of 2018 (Knowledge Dirham Fee) and law No. 2 of 2018 (Innovation Dirham Fee), will come into full effect when the Official Government Gazette is published.