The country's Cabinet announced the new taxes on Tuesday, which come into effect in January.
The UAE has long lured foreigners with the promise of a tax-free lifestyle, but after oil prices fell sharply in mid-2014 the government introduced a sweeping 5% value-added tax last year on most goods and services. In 2017, it introduced a 100% tax on tobacco and energy drinks, and a 50% tax on soft drinks. The new tax will include other sugary beverages like sports drinks.
Economic growth in the UAE slowed last year to 1.7% and non-oil growth was at 1.3%.
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