UAE Cabinet reduces utility bills at malls, hotels, shops by 20%

Commercial and industrial facilities will get a six-month extension on water and electricity connection’s installments

UAE Cabinet approved a series of decisions supporting retail, hospitality, and industrial sectors
CW Archives/ Dubai Media Office
UAE Cabinet approved a series of decisions supporting retail, hospitality, and industrial sectors

The UAE cabinet chaired by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai has approved a series of decisions supporting retail, hospitality, and industrial sectors, who are the subscribers of the Federal Authority of Water and Electricity (FEWA).

The decisions have been approved in line with the UAE’s efforts to support businesses affected by the global impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The cabinet approved a decision to reduce the water and electricity bill of shopping malls, commercial shops, hotels, hotel apartments, and plants, by 20% for a three-month period starting from April 2020. The reduction accounts to $23.4m (AED86m).

Dubai Media Office revealed that the commercial and industrial facilities will also get a six-month extension on water and electricity connection’s installments, in addition fines on services connection will be freezed for three months, which varies from $816.76 (AED3,000) to $1,361.27 (AED5,000) starting from April.

Additionally, the cabinet also approved to waive off 20% electricity connection’s administrative fees for the period of three months, also effective from April.

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