Would like to know what companies use for the source of these rates. We use the Rotary mileage calculator for non US mileage rates but the 2018-19 rates do not include UAE. I tried googling if the UAE government has specified a rate but they only recommend giving a transporation allowance. Can you share how you determine rates for UAE specifically.
I came to this discussion as I am in the same boat where we need to identify a mileage rate fo Saudi Arabia/UAE. Would you be able to share what you ended up using?
For Saudi Arabia, we confirmed there are no personal income taxes so there is no need to consider a tax exemption amount. In most countries there is this in place.
The UAE Government only recommends a reimbursement package for business travel, hence we referred this matter to our Accounting and Finance Team in UAE. They gave me a number to load for Mileage reimbursement in Concur.
I do not know what this number was based on or how they arrived at it.