7 Reasons Why You Should Get An Alcohol Licence And The Simple Steps To Actually Getting One


It’s shocking how many people are living in the UAE without an alcohol licence.

We know the laws and know the consequences of breaking them, yet most still haven’t bothered to get a licence. Even though the process is pretty simple. There are TONNES of reasons why you should apply for a license; here are seven:

(If you’re smart enough to know you already need one, click here and the great team at African + Eastern will help you get it sorted…it’s easier than you think.)

1. You won’t have to trek out of the city to purchase alcohol

It’s a waste of your time and your petrol money.

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2. You can legally host a party in your home

If things get a bit wild and the police turn up, (what kind of parties are you hosting?) those in possession of an alcohol licence will be in a lot less trouble.

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3. It’s the law

Seems like this one shouldn’t need any explanation. If you want to buy, transport or consume alcohol in Dubai you should have an alcohol licence.

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4. It’s convenient

Begging visitors coming through the airport to purchase alcohol is beneath you (we hope). Sort your alcohol licence in advance and you’ll never have to worry about running out of drink again.

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5. If you get into a tricky situation with the police, having an alcohol licence will stand to you

Who knows what kind of situation you may find yourself in, if you’re transporting or consuming alcohol in public without a licence you’ll be in trouble. And you’ll only have yourself to blame.

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6. There are AED 1,000 worth of benefits if you sign up

Who doesn’t love a discount? We’ve listed some of the best further down.

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7. It’s easy – there’s even an online form available:

Fill it out, takes 30 secs. As long as you’re over 21, a resident of Dubai, earn over AED 3,000 per month, and non-Muslim you are eligible.

Here are a couple of the benefits you can look forward to…

  • 25 % off on your next purchase at any African & Eastern Dubai stores
  • 25% off on your next purchase at The Cellars Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah stores
  • AED 50 Introduce a Friend Voucher
  • Irish Village – 15% off your food bill
  • Le Méridien Dubai – AED 150 off your total bill at Warehouse
  • Mina A’ Salam, Madinat Jumeirah – 2 for 1 on house beverages at Bahri Bar
  • Souk Madinat Jumeirah – 20% off your total bill at Barzar
  • Ramee Rose Hotel – 20% off your total bill at Goodfellas
  • McGettigan’s DWTC – 15% off your total bill
  • Meliã Dubai – 20% off your total bill at Signature By Sanjeev Kapoor
  • Maison Mathis – A complimentary bottle of house red or white wine with every two main courses purchased
  • Cargo, Pier 7 – AED 150 off your total bill
  • Free African + Eastern wine opener with every new licence
  • Collect 1,000 bonus Air Miles plus a chance to win 50,000 Air Miles for every new licence

It’s safer, more convenient and great value. Apply now.


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