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Dubai International Airport Departure Fees Raised To Dh75

Departure fees from Dubai International Airport have been raised to Dh75 from 1 May 2009.  His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum issued the relevant amendment to Law No3 of 2004 governing departure fees from the airport.   His Highness is Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and issued the ruling in his capacity as Ruler of Dubai. 

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