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Dubai extends freeze on government fees

To boost social stability, economic competitiveness, and business confidence


Dubai has extended the freeze on Dubai Government fees till early 2023.

As a result of the decision, the three-year freeze on government fees announced in March 2018 will continue to be in place. The move aims to further boost social stability, economic competitiveness, and the confidence of businesses, entrepreneurs, and investors in the city.

It also seeks to strengthen Dubai’s ability to adapt to changing market realities, accelerate the pace of recovery, and boost sustainable development.

The extension reflects the government's commitment to enhancing the happiness and well-being of all sections of society, including citizens and residents. The move helps raise the resilience of Dubai’s businesses and eases any financial challenges they may have due to the prevailing situation.

The decision also demonstrates Dubai Government’s flexibility and agility in dealing with a shifting global socio-economic landscape.

Apart from the extension of the freeze, no new fees will be imposed, except in the case of the introduction of new vital services.

The extension of the freeze complements the five economic stimulus packages launched by Dubai Government since March 2020 with the aim of helping businesses tide over the repercussions of the pandemic. The wide-ranging support measures worth AED 7.1 billion ensured that the short-term impact of COVID-19 did not translate into long-term economic challenges that can inflict lasting damage on people and businesses.