Getting Your Alcohol License in Abu Dhabi
As a resident in the UAE you must obtain
alcohol license in order to legally consume (at home or in a bar) or
To qualify, you must be a resident, earn more than
per month and not be Muslim.
a spouse, sponsored by your partner who is eligible, you can be added
to their license. Simply complete a supplementary online
, upload your
documents (in pdf) and your photo (in jpeg) then pick up the license at
an outlet near you! Fantastic.
How to Apply for your Liquor License
You can now get you Abu Dhabi Alcohol License online
which is a far more simple and effective process compared to old.
After completing the forms online the alcohol license is then delivered
to the preferred liquor outlet for collection.
The new online license
process is now free, there will no longer be a fee for
All required documentation will need to be uploaded using the new
Licenses were previously issued at the CID office in town and were a
small booklet. The new license will be a modern electronic card.
To complete the online application, individuals will need to download
and complete the application form, attach scanned copies of their visa,
passport, Emirates ID, photos and NOC from their employer (stating
An unemployed spouse can apply using the same online process.
When applying as a spouse, the original applicant will need to apply
for a supplementary card, supplying your digital photo, Passport and
As the old licenses are renewed annually, the booklet styled licenses
will eventually be phased out.
Required Documents - the list of requirements can
found at the Special License Office website
- a passport sized digital image with white background in
- A scanned image of your Emirates ID. You will also need
to type the
card number into the application online
Visa Information - A scanned image of
page and another scan of your visa page, clearly showing your residency
Certificate - A scanned image
of your salary
certificate or 6 months worth of bank statements scanned as pdf or jpeg
and not exceeding 3MB.
Certificate - If you are a non Muslim
and have a Muslim
name or a passport from a Muslim Country you will require a religious
certificate issued from your home Embassy.
clear instructions on how to complete the
a list of the Abu Dhabi
Alcohol Shops, outlets
for collecting your card.