Effective July 1 2016, all passengers using Dubai airport facilities will incur a fee of AED35.
Every passenger leaving the UAE from any of Dubai’s airports, including transit passengers, will be charged the service fee for using airport facilities.
Airlines will be tasked with on setting the fee to travellers while issuing the tickets, despite their home hub being external to the UAE. Effective March 1, 2016 for flights departing Dubai’s airports after June 30, 2016.
Passengers under the age of two are exempt from the fee as well as transit passengers whose arrival and departure flight number is the same.
The initiative aims to improve Dubai’s airport infrastructure and boost its capacity, which is set to reach 100 million passengers by 2023, as well as support expansion projects such as the state-of-the-art Concourse D at Dubai International Airport, the expansion of Terminal 2 and the renovation of Terminal 1.