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How to Obtain Your Liquor Licence

Booze licenseThe UAE as a Muslim country, implements Sharia law which prohibits the purchase and consumption of alcohol. However, the UAE authorities are aware that drinking alcohol is popular among huge number of expatriates who are non-Muslims, so for that reason the UAE sets rules for purchasing and drinking alcohol. Alcohol cannot be purchased in supermarkets but there are several locations that sell alcohol all over the UAE. Hotels and sports clubs in all Emirates (except Sharjah) are allowed to serve alcoholic drinks in their bars and restaurants. Independent restaurants do not serve alcohol.

To Obtain a New licence

You can apply online or

Collect an application form from any A+E or  MMI

  1. Complete the Application Form and get it stamped and signed by your employer
  2. Attach copies of:
      1. Passport, Residence Visa and Passport Photo
      2. Tenancy Contract or NOC from your landlord
      3. Either:

        – Labour Contract (issued by the Ministry of Labour), or

        – Salary Certificate if you work in a Free Zone (issued by the Free Zone Authority)

      4. Visit MMI or A+E to submit your application form and documents together with the AED 160 municipality fee

    We will let you know the moment your licence is ready for collection

Renew licence

Complete the application form and submit it with copies of your passport, residency visa, tenancy contract, expired liquor licence and AED 160.

  • If your employer and visa hasn’t changed no other documents will be required

Terms & conditions

  • You must be non-Muslim and over 21 years old
  • You must earn in excess of AED 3,000 per month
  • You must be a resident of Dubai and if your visa is stamped in another Emirate other than Dubai or if you are employed by a company in any of Dubai Free Zones you will require a NOC from the Police Station of your visa Emirate.
  • If you are self employed you will need to provide a copy of your Trade Licence.


Shopping for alcohol made simple, safe and rewarding.

Safe drinking, don’t risk getting into trouble

To buy, transport and consume alcohol in Dubai you need a liquor licence.

Simple process, apply today

Getting your liquor licence is easy and on collection you will get offers.


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