The process to get an Alcohol Licence in Dubai has just become even easier. Now all you need is your Emirates ID!
You can simply pop into any of the 19 conveniently located MMI stores across Dubai and apply straight away!
Did you know, it’s a legal requirement for any Dubai Resident who wishes to drink, transport or store alcohol at home to hold a valid personal Alcohol Licence. Even if you’re hosting a dinner party in your home or enjoying a drink in a restaurant, you need to have a licence!
Head to any of our 19 conveniently located stores across Dubai
Your new licence will be ready within 4 weeks
*Please note if you are on your Spouse’s Visa you will need an NOC from your Spouse
MONTHLY LICENCE LIMITS
You can select your own licence limit, making it more flexible. Limits are subject to final approval by CID.
If you are a Tourist simply take your original passport to any of MMI’s 19 conveniently located stores across Dubai to register your details and you will receive a membership number and can start shopping straight away!
Tourists can shop at MMI stores or online through LegalHomeDelivery.com
There is no fee for Tourists to get a temporary liquor membership.
The cost of an Alcohol Licence is AED 270 per year and you will receive over AED 1,500 worth of rewards which includes:
In line with Dubai’s vision to be a smart city that drives efficiency and is paper-free by 2021, a new alcohol licence process has been implemented that is much simpler, faster and paper-free!
The process is very simple as all you need is your valid Emirates ID to apply, and you will receive your new alcohol licence within 4 weeks.
Any Dubai Resident who wishes to drink, transport or store alcohol at home needs to hold a valid personal alcohol licence.
All you need is your valid Emirates ID and you can apply for your alcohol licence at any of MMI’s 19 conveniently located stores across Dubai.
Please note that if you are under your spouse’s visa you will still require an NOC from your spouse.
You only need your valid Emirates ID. Please note that if you are under your spouse’s visa we recommend that you also submit an NOC from your spouse.
You can currently only apply in MMI stores. We are working with the authorities on a new online solution.
The annual fee is AED 270 – it is the same cost for a new or renewal licence. In return you will receive over AED 1,500 worth of vouchers and rewards.
We will try and support you where possible to get the application approved. If it cannot be approved, you will be refunded the annual fee of AED 270.
It should take a few days for your application to be approved in the system. Once your application is approved, you can start shopping at MMI.
Yes, everyone with an Alcohol Licence must changeover to the new system by 31st August 2020. You can simply do this by visiting any MMI store with your valid Emirates ID.
There are two ways you can transfer to the new licence:
|Current alcohol licence “Red Card” expiry date||If you renew in July 2020 – number of months your alcohol licence will be valid for||Expiration date of your new alcohol licence||Renewal Fee|
|September 2020||14 months||September 2021||AED 270|
|October 2020||15 months||October 2021|
|November 2020||16 months||November 2021|
|December 2020||17 months||December 2021|
|January 2021||18 months||January 2022|
|February 2021||19 months||February 2022|
|March 2021||20 months||March 2022|
If your licences is currently in process, your information will be imported into the new system, and you will be notified shortly to head to the MMI store of your choice with your Emirates ID to complete the process and collect your new licence..
Once you submit your new application in-store, it will take a few days to be approved in the system. Once the application is approved in the system you can start shopping at MMI.
Once you submit your renewal application you can start shopping in MMI straight away!
For both new and renewal applications it will take approximately 4 weeks to receive your new card from time of applying including application, approval, printing and delivery back to the store.
We recommend that you submit an NOC from your spouse at the time of applying for your Alcohol Licence.
You can use the old valid alcohol license until the new card is approved and new alcohol licence is issued.
Yes, you will receive with your Alcohol Licence over AED 1,500 worth of vouchers and rewards, which includes: