In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), VAT (Value Added Tax) payments are typically made on a regular basis, usually quarterly. VAT returns and payments are typically due within 28 days from the end of each tax period.
If you are registered for VAT in the UAE, you are required to file VAT returns with the Federal Tax Authority (FTA) at the end of each tax period. The standard tax period is quarterly for businesses with an annual turnover below AED 150 million, and monthly for businesses with an annual turnover of AED 150 million or more. The VAT return must be filed within 28 days from the end of the tax period, and any VAT due must be paid at the same time.
You must start charging VAT on sales once you are a VAT registered trader. This can be as a consequence of either compulsory or voluntary registration. You must consider whether you are legally obliged to register for VAT (this is compulsory registration).