How to apply for a VAT refund in the UAE

Are you visiting the UAE for a quick shopping trip? If so, you are eligible for a refund on the Value Added Tax (VAT) of five per cent, which can make your shopping experience even better.

However, this refund needs to be claimed at the time of leaving the UAE and you need to follow certain steps even as you shop, to make sure you are eligible for the VAT refund.