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Good News: VAT won’t be applicable on Dubai Metros and Taxis

Good news in store for people who travel by public transport to get to work and move around, you won’t have to pay extra from January 1, 2018.

As per Article 45, the following are exempt from the VAT: A motor vehicle, including a taxi, bus, railway train, tram, mono-rail or similar means of transport, designed or adapted for the transport of passengers; a ferry boat, abra or other similar vessel designed or adapted for the transport of passengers; a helicopter or airplane designed or adapted for the transport of passengers and approved for transport of passengers in accordance with Federal Law No. (20) of 1991 on Civil Aviation.

However, if the transportation’s main objective has to do with any form of entertainment or sightseeing, the service will not be exempt from the VAT.

This is some great news for all of us, isn't it?