Getting Your Liquor License In Dubai Just Got Cheaper

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
Getting Your Liquor License In Dubai Just Got Cheaper

You can purchase and consume alcohol in Dubai, ONLY if you hold a liquor license. And in case you don’t have a license, now is the time to buy one! It is now super easy to get a liquor license in Dubai. All you need is a your passport, Visa, Emirates ID and a picture.

Earlier, getting a liquor license would require you to submit a NOC from your employer, boss, father or husband, along with a salary certificate that shows an earning of more than AED 3000. However, it’s not the case now!

The rules have been simplified and now all you need is a copy of your Emirates ID, passport, visa, and a passport size photograph. Once you have all the documents, the processing can be completed on online by paying AED 270. Upon approval, you can collect the license from a nearby MMI or African and Eastern store. In order to apply for the license, you must be over 21 years of age and a non-muslim. The new rule applies only to MMI outlets. Plus, you can avail an additional AED 100 discount when you use code: MMI20.

Holding a liquor license is a legal requirement for ANY Dubai resident who wishes to drink, transport or simply store alcohol at home.

Important Facts

  • Apply for your licence via MMI
  • You need to be non-Muslim
  • You must be over 21
  • A licence costs AED 270 per year, but you can get an AED100 discount if you apply online (simply use code: MMI20)
  • Licence holders get AED 1,500 worth of discounts and vouchers, savings across 17 MMI stores, entry into the ongoing loyalty programme and AED 100 for every successful friend referral *(Valid until May 2)