VAT Refunds at Shopping Malls & Hotels


Federal TAX Authority (FTA) announced that the Value Added TAX (VAT) Recovery Self Service Kiosks for tourists scheme has been expanded to be available at major shopping malls and hotels, in addition to the existing ones at air, land and maritime entry and exit ports across the UAE.
IN an statement issued on MOnday, the authority explained that the kiosks allow tourists to process their requests to recover VAT from the convenience of their hotel or at major malls in a minute. The expansions aims to provide additional services to tourists, enhancing the UAE's status as a leading destination on international tourism.
Applicants can scan their boarding pass to prove they will be leaving the UAE in the next 24 hours, as well as their original passport (or identity card for GCC nationals), and then follow the simple instructions displayed at the self-service kiosks.