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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 25 June 2018

No hike in Dubai government fees for companies says Sheikh Hamdan

Move follows federal announcement by Cabinet last week

The amount of money that businesses are charged to register as a company and other procedures will not be raised for the next three years, the Crown Prince of Dubai said on Sunday.

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed announced the move under directives from Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Ruler of Dubai.

"Following the directives of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid we have issued an order to freeze Dubai Government public services fees for the next three years," Sheikh Hamdan wrote on Twitter.

"The move, which aims to support the social stability of citizens, will have a positive ripple effect on all segments of society.

"The directives will also boost Dubai's economic competitiveness and reinforce the government's continuous efforts to ensure social and economic security."

The move will come as relief to many businesses that have hired specialists and brought in new systems to manage the implementation of VAT from January 1.

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