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 21 conveniently located MMI stores across Dubai and apply straight away!
WHY DO YOU NEED AN ALCOHOL LICENCE?
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!
Don’t take the risk.
Head to any of our 21 conveniently located stores across Dubai
Your new licence will be ready within 4 weeks
SUMMARY OF THE NEW APPLICATION PROCESS
All you need is
Your Emirates ID
*Please note if you are on your Spouse’s Visa you will need an NOC from your Spouse
You need to be over 21 years of age
Your application will be approved within 48 hours
Your Alcohol Licence will be ready to collect within 4 weeks
MONTHLY LICENCE LIMITS
You can select your own licence limit, making it more flexible. Limits are subject to final approval by CID.
TOURISTS CAN SHOP AT MMI
If you are a Tourist simply take your original passport to any of MMI’s 21 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.
COST & YOUR REWARDS
The cost of an Alcohol Licence is AED 270 peryear and you will receive over AED 1,500 worth of rewards which includes:
Dining and travel discounts vouchers
In-store discounts with great savings on some of the world’s best brands
Ongoing Loyalty programme
AED 100 voucher to spend in-store for every successful friend referral
What is municipality tax?
The municipality tax is a 30% excise tax from the Dubai Government that is levied on alcoholic beverages.
Do I need to pay Municipality Tax?
No, the municipality tax is removed based on the Dubai Government announcement on.
Do I need to pay Value Added Tax (VAT)?
Yes, all orders are subject to 5% VAT, in compliance with UAE regulations.
What does this now mean in terms of the price to consumers?
All alcoholic beverages across all MMI stores will now be 30% reduced from the original retail price.
As a resident, Do I still need a personal Alcohol Licence to purchase alcohol in Dubai?
Following the recent directives of the Government of Dubai, from 1st January, 2023 a personal Alcohol Licence is now available free of charge to consume alcoholic beverages in Dubai. Valid for 12 months.
From 1st January 2023, customers simply need to register with their Emirates ID with no costs involved at their nearest MMI store.
Where do I apply if I don’t have a valid Dubai Liquor Licence for a Home delivery?
Anyone over the age of 21 can simply apply in any MMI store and will need your valid Emirates ID.
As a tourist, how do I purchase alcohol legally?
You will simply need to bring your original passport in order to shop at any of our stores.
As a tourist, would I need to apply for an alcohol licence online?
You can apply in any of our 21 MMI stores with your original passport which is valid for 30 days. After 30 days you will need to re-apply again as per the process.
Is there a limit on how much alcohol I can buy?
Your alcohol spending limit is based on your income generated. Upon approval of your licence application you will be notified of your allowance. [This will be updated in line with new changes to the online application].
What do I do with my existing alcohol licence?
You may continue to use this licence until it has expired, then you may apply online for a new one.
Will my group discount still be valid?
Yes, your discount still be valid on all non-promotional items excluding The Macallan, Hennessy and fine wine products.