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VAT refund for tourists is available at Dubai Airport from November 18, 2018.

VAT refund for tourists is available at Dubai Airport from November 18, 2018.

As you know, the UAE has introduced a value-added tax (VAT) of 5% on January 1, 2018. But the good news for tourists and foreign shoppers is that the local Government has developed the special procedure of tax refund – VAT refund for tourists. Now everyone can make a tax refund in Dubai airport with a simple VAT refund form. The Tax-Free system starts working at the airports of Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah from November 18, 2018, and by the middle of December, such a scheme of tax refund will work at all other airports, seaports, and ground border crossing points.

So, what is required from a tourist to use this new tax refund scheme – value added tax (VAT) refund in the UAE? In order to use this new tax refund service for tourists in Dubai, you have to bring cash receipts from stores ( from those being registered in the united VAT refund system of the UAE). Almost 5 thousand sales points across the country have already joined the system. You must also provide your passport and a bank card. This data is necessary to confirm that you are a tourist and you are in the country for less than 90 days with a tourist, not a resident visa. Then it remains to choose the form in which you want to receive your money: cash or a bank account. That's all. Enjoy your shopping tax-free in the UAE.

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