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Bahrain plans new VAT refund scheme for tourists

Bahrain's National Bureau for Taxation (NBT) is reviewing the final details of a scheme which will allow visitors to claim refunds on a portion of VAT paid on taxable goods and services purchased during their visit, said a report.

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Dubai sees 1.8m visitors in last week of 2018

The emirate of Dubai saw 1,777,913 passengers pass through its sea, air, and land ports from December 23, 2018 through January 1, 2019, a media report said. Up to 1,643,095 fliers used the emirate's airports, while 102,829 tra

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Abu Dhabi, Dubai tourist numbers up 1.6pc

The combined number of tourists visiting Abu Dhabi and Dubai increased by 1.6 per cent during the first eight months of 2018 compared to the same period last year, thus confirming the capacity of the UAE’s tourism sector to attract interna

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GCC to welcome 3m Chinese tourists by 2022

The number of travellers visiting the Middle East from China is expected to increase 81 per cent, from 1.6 million in 2018 to 2.9 million in 2022, a Wam report said, c

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International tourist arrivals grow 5pc

International tourist arrivals grew 5 per cent year-on-year in the first nine months of 2018, according to the latest figures on world tourism issued by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).    This reflec

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UAE tax refunds for tourists begin Sunday

The UAE’s Federal Tax Authority said that the digital system for the Tax Refunds for Tourists Scheme will be ready to issue and process VAT refund claims for eligible tourists to recover tax incurred on their purchases as of November 18.

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Bahrain welcomes over 200 Russian tourists

More than 200 Russian tourists arrived on the first chartered flight from Moscow to Bahrain. The flight, which is being operated by the world's leading travel and tourism company, Coral Travel, arrived on Friday, October 26.

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Tourists can reclaim VAT from November 18, says UAE

UAE’s Federal Tax Authority (FTA) has announced that Tax Refund for Tourists Scheme goes into effect on November 18, allowing eligible tourists to request refunds of the value-added tax (VAT) incurred on their purchases. The

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Dubai Chamber workshop on VAT refunds for tourists

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently hosted a workshop which aimed to familiarise retailers and members of the business community with the UAE’s new value-added tax (VAT) refund scheme for tourists. The worksh

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UAE tourist visits to Ireland up 17pc in last eight months

The number of UAE visitors to Ireland have been increasing significantly, up 17 per cent over the last eight months, following the announcement of visa-free travel for UAE citizens to the Emerald Isle in January this year. Enda Co

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