According to Law No. 31 of 2019 regarding Alcoholic Beverages in Abu Dhabi, Residents/Diplomatic staff are no longer required to obtain a license in order to purchase alcohol for personal consumption at their private residence. Residents/Tourists/ and Diplomatic staff who are over 21 years of age are able to purchase alcohol from the retail shops for the purpose of consumption at their private residence. Purchasing alcohol at retail stores for the purpose of storage, trading/reselling carried out by individuals is prohibited and punishable by law.

وفقاً للقانون رقم (31) لسنة 2019 بشأن تنظيم نشاط المشروبات الكحولية في إمارة أبوظبي، لقد تم إلغاء الرخص الخاصة بالأفراد من المقيمين والموظفين الدبلوماسيين لشراء المشروبات الكحولية في الإمارة بغرض استهلاكها في مساكنهم الخاصة، حيث بات يُسمح للمقيمين والزوار والموظفين الدبلوماسيين ممن تزيد أعمارهم عن 21 عاماً شراء وحيازة المشروبات الكحولية من متاجر البيع المرخصة بغرض الاستهلاك الشخصي فقط في أماكن إقامتهم. كما يُحظر القانون شراء المشروبات الكحولية بغرض إعادة البيع والمتاجرة أو التخزين، علماً أنّه سيتم تطبيق جزاءات على المخالفين.



I hereby declare and confirm that all the information provided by me as part of this application is true and correct to the best of my knowledge.

I further undertake that I shall duly fulfil all relevant licencing conditions and requirements for the licence set out by Special Licence Office without any failure / exception.

I hereby acknowledge and agree that any failure from me in fulfilling any of the applicable requirements / conditions thereof will automatically entitle the Special Licence Office to cancel or suspend the licence and/or levy any appropriate charges or fines in accordance with the laws of Abu Dhabi.

I understand that acceptance or rejection of my application will beat the sole discretion of the Special Licence Office in accordance with satisfying the requirements defined within the application process.

1. Licenses shall be granted only to non-Muslims residing in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi who are over 21 years of age.
2. The maximum purchase value of alcoholic beverages shall be 20% of the monthly salary maximum to 5000 AED.
3. Purchase shall be for personal consumption only and may not be resold to others.
4. The licensee may not purchase more than the maximum permitted monthly amount from licensed shops.
5. The licensee may consume alcoholic beverages in one’s own home or in a private residence.
6. Purchased alcoholic beverages may not be displayed or carried publicly.
7. The licensee may only purchase alcoholic beverages from shops duly licensed to sell in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
8. The license shall be withdrawn in the event of a violation committed against applicable laws and regulations.
9. The licensee is subject to legal proceedings and penalties if caught drunk on the road or in public places
10. Application will remain valid for 30 days after approval from Special License Office. If payment not done in 30 days, application shall be considered as cancelled

I Agree to Terms And Conditions
I am a Non Muslim
My Age is Greater than 21