All Events Serving Alcohol in UAE Require CID Permit

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 14 February 2023
All Events Serving Alcohol in UAE Require CID Permit

Any corporate or private event serving alcohol in the UAE will require a mandatory CID alcohol permit starting from February 15, according to a circular seen by Arabian Business.

All events, both commercial and non-commercial must apply for the permit 14 days before the event. This can also be done by the hotel on behalf of the event organizer or client as long as a fee is paid. 

The fee for the CID alcohol permit will be AED1,250 per event and per day. 

“The hotel’s obligation to secure CID Alcohol Permit to serve alcohol for the event is conditional upon the UAE CID and DET regulatory requirements and laws then prevailing, submission of required documentation and payment of CID Permit” 

The following documents are needed for the application:

  • Valid Emirates ID
  • DET permit (as per event/entertainment type provided by the hotel)
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