Passengers departing from or travelling through airports in Abu Dhabi from 30 June are to be charged a Dh35 service fee.

Children under the age of two, transit passengers travelling on the same flight number and airline crew will be exempt from paying.

Abu Dhabi Airports Company will collect the fee from the airlines, which will charge it to customers via their flight tickets.

Dubai announced in March that it would start charging a Dh35 departure tax for all flights taking off after June 30. Sharjah followed suit with a similar announcement in April.