Personal Liquor Licences are Now Free-to-Obtain in Dubai

  • Publish date: Monday، 02 January 2023
Personal Liquor Licences are Now Free-to-Obtain in Dubai

Dubai has suspended the 30% tax on the sale of alcohol in Dubai for one year. Suspension of the tax began on January 1st, 2023 and will continue until December 31st, 2023, in what has been described as a trial period.

Restaurants, bars and hotels purchasing alcohol in Dubai will pay 30% less than they have in previous years.

In addition, personal liquor licences are now free-to-obtain for those eligible to legally purchase alcoholic beverages in Dubai. Previously, these would cost up to AED 270 per year.

In a statement, Tyrone Reid, Group CEO of Maritime and Mercantile International (MMI) & Emirates Leisure Retail said, “Since we began our operations in Dubai over 100 years ago, the Emirate’s approach has remained dynamic, sensitive and inclusive for all. These recently updated regulations are instrumental to continue ensuring the safe and responsible purchase and consumption of alcoholic beverages in Dubai and the UAE.”