Sheikh Hamdan cancels some Dubai govt service fees
Published on February 7, 2020 at 00.01
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai and chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, said that council has approved a decision to cancel fees of some of the government services.
Sheikh Hamdan said on his official Twitter account that the decision will reduce the cost of living and will facilitate doing businesses in Dubai as well as supporting the investors. The waived fees include those for medical training activities, schools awareness campaigns and entry fees to public libraries, among others.
Additionally, the council has approved a new strategy for medical education and research in Dubai.
The council also suggested programmes to develop it, especially in fields of governance and cooperating in work of colleges and medical institutions.
This is not the first time fees have been cancelled in the country or the emirate.
In January this year, Sheikh Hamdan issued Resolution No. (4) of 2020 on the fees for real estate activities for members of the 'National Broker' programme.
According to the resolution, the fee prescribed in clauses (11), (12) and (18) of Schedule (1) of the Executive Council Resolution No. (25) of 2009 is reduced from Dh5,000 to Dh1,000 for members of the 'National Broker' programme.
Also in January, it was announced that individuals will be able to utilise their caravans for camping on Dubai's beaches without incurring fees. The decision was announced following directives by Sheikh Hamdan.
In 2019, the UAE Cabinet adopted a decision to amend and waive fees for a number of federal services within the framework of government's effort to enhance the national economy, reduce costs to business owners and increase the competitiveness of the UAE.
The decision includes the amendment or cancellation of fees for more than 1,500 government services provided by the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation.