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UAE: Abu Dhabi Ends Alcohol License Requirements

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Staff Writer, TLR

Published on July 14, 2023, 17:41:00



As long as you’ve reached the minimum legal age for alcohol consumption i.e., and the purchase is for personal use, you no longer require alcohol license in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The licencing system for alcohol buyers in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, has been abolished. Residents and tourists will be able to purchase and possess alcohol from legal retail outlets, as well as drink in tourism and lodging establishments, clubs, and independent establishments. Buying, transporting, and consuming alcohol at home used to need a licence. Here, it is to be noted that no resale of the alcohol bought this way is permissible.