Quick Answer: Is Alcohol Illegal In Dubai?

“Liquor licences are not available to non-residents, but it is possible for tourists and visitors to buy and drink alcohol in licensed venues, such as hotels, restaurants and clubs.

In Dubai and all other emirates besides Sharjah, the drinking age is 21.

Drinking alcohol in Sharjah is illegal.8 Oct 2018

Can Tourists buy alcohol in Dubai?

Tourists to Dubai can now buy their liquor at any of the 17 designated outlets of MMI which is authorised to be a retailer of alcohol and issue liquor licences to residents as well.11 Jul 2019

Can you get drunk in Dubai?

Public drinking is strictly prohibited. There are licensed restaurants and bars associated with hotels where one can drink. It is important to get a licence because there are chances one could get arrested if reported or found drunk. Regulations for drinking apply to both residents and tourists in the UAE.19 Jul 2018

Where in Dubai can you drink alcohol?

Tourists are permitted to drink in licensed restaurants, hotels and bars attached to licensed hotels. It is unacceptable and punishable to drink in public places—even beaches. Dubai is incredibly strict about public drunkenness and has zero tolerance for drinking and driving.24 May 2017