March 5, 2024
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AWS Europe opens 2 new branches in the UAE on February 1, 2024

Branches are located in Abu Dhabi and Dubai emirates

Amazon Web Services EMEA (AWS Europe) will launch two local branches in the UAE on February 1, 2024.

One new branch is located in Abu Dhabi to serve customers in the emirate primarily. In contrast, the other branch is located in Dubai, serving all customers across the UAE. The new Dubai branch is located in Dubai Internet City Free Zone.

Also, from February 1, 2024, AWS Europe’s Abu Dhabi and Dubai branches will begin charging customers local Value Added Tax (VAT). They will issue tax invoices for AWS accounts based in the UAE.

With the launch of the UAE branches of the AWS EMEA in Abu Dhabi and Dubai emirates, UAE customers will be able to make purchases from and be invoiced by either of the two new UAE branches for AWS products including cloud and non-regulated telecom products as well as ProServe, Marketing, and Training (PMT) services. Regulated telecom products will continue to be sold by AMCS, LLC and invoiced by AWSI.

Customers’ advisory

AWS customers in the UAE are advised to note that cloud invoices will include VAT on all service charges for customer accounts in the UAE. VAT invoices will be issued per a Tax Registration Number (also known as a TRN, VAT Number, VAT ID, or VAT Registration Number) and to each account without a TRN.

Before February 1, 2024, AWS customers in the UAE are urged to review and update their AWS account information.

Meanwhile, Amazon EMR Serverless is now available in the Middle East UAE) region. Amazon EMR Serverless is a serverless option in Amazon EMR that makes it simple and cost-effective for data engineers and analysts to run petabyte-scale data analytics in the cloud.

With EMR Serverless, customers can operate Apache Spark and Apache Hive applications without configuring, optimising, tuning, or managing clusters. The platform also offers fine-grained automatic scaling, which provisions and quickly scales the compute and memory resources required by the application.

Featured image: The UAE will have two new AWS Europe branches, starting from February 1, 2024. Image: Krithik B K.

Last Updated on 4 days by Arnold Pinto

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