Rules for Tax Free shopping in the UAE



VAT rate


Minimum spend

250 dirhams

Time limit to get export validation

12 months from the date of export

Time limit to claim refund*

*90 days from the date of export validation

This time limit is determined by the FTA and is subject to change.

Eligibility for VAT refunds

"Overseas tourist" means any natural person who is not resident in any of the Implementing States and who is not a crew member on a flight or aircraft leaving an Implementing State. Therefore under the current rules, GCC nationals are eligible. 

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How to track your Tax Refund

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