Dubai Municipality has decided to waive the municipal fee for wedding banquets in hotels for Emirati weddings.
The civic body announced that it will exempt Emiratis hosting their wedding parties at hotels from paying the 10% municipal fee from August 1 2016. The exemption will be capped at Dh15,000.
The municipality’s move is part of its corporate social responsibility programme aimed at ensuring happiness of UAE citizens, said Mohammad Julfar, assistant director-general for Corporate Support Services Sector.
“This is aimed at alleviating the financial burden that they would incur for meeting the expenses for wedding banquets.”
He said the higher committee for financial policies at the municipality decided to waive either 10 per cent of the total bills at hotels or a maximum of Dh15, 000 of newly-wed Emiratis.
The civic body will soon put in place the terms and procedures related to the application for exemption of this fee from the municipality in cooperation with the hospitality sector, which will avoid the need for the hotels or the citizens to follow up with the municipality centres for the same, he added.