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How to get an alcohol license, what you can and can't do with alcohol in the UAE. Alcohol laws in the UAE, problems with drinking and getting drunk in Dubai. Despite what some people may think, alcohol is relatively freely available in Dubai a very stark contrast to Saudi Arabia. Almost all 4 and 5 star hotels have restaurants and or bars where alcohol is served, and many sports clubs have restaurant and bar facilities for example the Aviation Club, the Country Club.

Drinking alcohol in Dubai update 21 December Arabian Business had a report about alcohol laws in Dubai and the UAE "Dubai must rethink alcohol law, says top lawyer" which mostly said similar things as previous reports, but did contain a couple of comments which seemed to conflict previous understanding about alcohol laws.

Under local law, alcohol consumption is only permitted in designated areas such as bars attached to hotels. This contradicts previous information that residents with an alcohol licence are permitted to buy alcohol at licensed bottle shops and consume it at home.

Tourists and residents can drink in these locations [bars in hotels] without holding a licence to buy alcohol.

This contradicts many previous reports that both tourists and residents do in fact need an alcohol licence to buy or drink alcohol in the UAE. In particular, the necessity for tourists to obtain an alcohol licence is the focus of some discussion since tourists cannot apply for an alcohol licence in the first place, only legal residents can.

However, once outside the permitted area they can be arrested if brought to the attention of police if they are found to be drunk and disorderly in a public area or drink-driving.

This bit sounds mostly correct, although it should be noted that technically, any amount of alcohol consumed might be enough to put a person in the "drunk" category according to UAE law.

We are not aware of any specific alcohol limit or other boundary that is a legal definition of drunk vs not drunk but contains alcohol. The limit for drink-driving is zero. Unknown if the comments reflect any recent change in alcohol laws in the UAE we are not aware of anyor some sort of misunderstanding of current laws by us or them or both.

Alcohol licence update 19 October or 15 December Not really an update with anything new, but another report in The National confirming the confusion with respect to the law and tourists in the UAE drinking alcohol. The law says all alcohol drinkers in the UAE need permission to do so - an alcohol licence.

This includes tourists and visitors. To apply for an alcohol licence, a UAE residence visa is required. Visitors have a visit visa, not a residence visa, so they cannot apply. Muslims are not supposed to apply for an alcohol licence the application form asks what religion you are.

An anonymous public prosecutor was quoted as saying "The law forgot about the tourist entirely and this is going to affect tourism in Dubai. He or she will give a distorted image of Dubai," referring to situations where a tourist gets into trouble in Dubai, which sounds odd.

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It's not clear what distorted image he is referring to. The undistorted image is that a tourist needs an alcohol licence to drink and could get into trouble if drinking without a licence. The distorted image is that tourists don't need an alcohol licence to drink in the UAE, a perception that many visitors and residents have or had including us.

There are no warning signs at alcohol shops, on bottles or cans of alcohol, at airports, or in bars and restaurants or other venues and events where alcohol is sold, in Dubai and the UAE to clarify this common misconception.

One solution was suggested by Yousif Al Bahar, a lawyer, who said "Perhaps tourists could obtain a licence from the airport along with their visa or when they buy their tickets.

And also quoted an unnamed judge from Dubai Courts as saying "In terms of principle, the law legalises alcohol licences, so what is the point of allowing residents to have such licences but not tourists?Latest UAE, Middle East and global financial & business news, plus Expo , stock market updates, and gold, forex, share, Brent crude, oil and property prices.

Most expatriates in the United Arab Emirates reside in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. A number of expatriates settled in the country prior to independence. The UAE is home to over nationalities.

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Emiratis constitute roughly 20% of the total population, making UAE home to one of the world's highest percentage of immigrants.

Indians and Pakistanis form the largest expatriate groups in the country.

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