Now tourists can enjoy a tax free shopping experience in the UAE. UAE tourists will be able to get a Tax Refund on any purchases in the UAE. The new tax refund scheme allows tourists to claim 85% VAT refund on a minimum purchase of AED 250. Now, tourists can claim a total cash back of up to AED 10,000 within 90 days of making the purchase. It is important to mention that there’s no refund limit if the amount is transferred to your credit card.
Who is eligible to get the tax refund?
Tourists visiting the UAE who are at least 18 years old. The visitor must also intend to exit the UAE along with the purchased goods within 90 days.
How much is the minimum purchase required to get a refund?
The VAT paid cannot be refunded unless the total value of tax-inclusive purchases is at least AED 250.
Is there a maximum limit on refunds?
Yes, each tourist can get cash back worth no more than AED 10,000 daily.
What goods and services can tourists claim tax back on?
The scheme has so far enlisted more than 4,500 stores. The number is expected to increase providing more options for shoppers.
Where can you claim tax back?
Tourists can get their money back at the airports in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah.
What evidence do you need to show to prove you are a tourist?
Your passport, which will display an entry stamp and the lack of a UAE or other GCC residency visa, will be sufficient proof.