New law sets control measures for Abu Dhabi tourism facilities

ABU DHABI — The President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, yesterday issued a new law setting control measures for tourism facilities in Abu Dhabi.

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Published: Sun 4 Jun 2006, 10:54 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 7:20 PM

Under the law number 13/2006 issued by Shaikh Khalifa in his capacity as Ruler of Abu Dhabi, control of the emirate’s tourism institutions will be entrusted to Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (Adta).

Under the law, no organisation or company can undertake a tourist business unless it is licensed by Adta.

The law authorises the minister of justice to name, in consultation with Adta chairman, Adta personnel authorised to inspect tourist facilities for violations relevant to their areas of responsibility.

The Adta board of directors could also impose a tourist fee which the tourist facility would claim from its clients for payment to Adta. “Hotels may impose on their clients a service charge not exceeding 10 per cent of the total value of their sales and other services, and shall allocate 20 per cent of the proceeds to their staff,” the law says.

The law provides detailed instructions on book keeping and reporting of proceeds of this fund, and penalties for defaulters.



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