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If you are a resident in Dubai and intending to drink, transport or transport alcohol at home in Dubai, then it is a legal requirement that you have a Liquor Licence, for example:

  • If you want to purchase alcohol from any MMI Stores
  • If you want to drink or store alcohol at your home
  • If you intend to drink in bars and clubs in Dubai
  • If you intend to purchase from Duty Free

There are so many rewards and benefits that can be unlocked when you get your new or renewed Licences, for example:

  • A Voucher book worth over AED 1,500
  • You can shop 7 days a week at any of our 17 conveniently located stores across Dubai
  • Monthly value deals and special offers across all MMI stores
  • Having a friend has never been so rewarding, refer your friend to get a new Liquor Licence and you will receive a AED 100 voucher to spend
  • The more you spend, the more you save. MMI’s loyalty program brings even greater value every time you shop us

To qualify for an Liquor Licence in Dubai you must meet the following requirements:

  • Non-Muslim
  • Over 21 years old
  • Monthly salary over AED 3,000
  • Resident in Dubai

If you live, work or your visa is linked to another Emirate then you can still qualify for a licence.

Abu Dhabi Visa holders applying for a liquor Licences in Dubai, requires a Non-Objection Certificate (NOC) from Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) Applications get Non Objection Certificate NOC online, simply click the link and follow the steps: https://www.auhsl.ae/consumers/pages/home.aspx

* Please contact MMI directly if you do not meet these requirements or if you have any questions regarding your application. (click here)

If you are applying for a new licence you must submit the following documentation to support your online application. Click here to renew.

  1. Copy of your current passport and residence visa
  2. Copy of your labour contract or salary certificate
  3. Copy of your tenancy contract*
  4. One passport photograph
  5. Licence fee of AED 270

*If the tenancy contract is not under your name then we require an NOC (No Objection Certificate) from the person named on the tenancy along with a tenancy contract. You can download a NOC template here.

If your spouse wants to apply for a Liquor Licence, then we would require an NOC (No Objection Certificate) from the husband/wife sponsoring. You can download the NOC template here

Once you have completed your online application, we will send these forms to you. Just get the forms stamped by your company, sign them and return in the enclosed envelope.

We will contact you to arrange the convenient collection of your licence.

Before your licence expires we will send you a reminder so you have time to prepare the documents required for renewal. You also need to complete an Liquor Licence Renewal form that fill out online with the following:

  1. Copy of your valid passport showing a valid residence visa
  2. Copy of your labour contract or salary certificate (only if you have changed employment)
  3. Copy of expired licence

The licence renewal process only begins when your current licence expires. However, you can submit your documents to us ahead of time and we will lodge your Liquor Licence Renewal application form when your licence expires. In the meantime, we will issue you with a temporary licence so you can keep shopping until your renewed licence arrives.

Once you’ve submitted your application form with all the required documentation, processing normally takes 2 weeks. There is a licence fee of AED 270. We will contact you to arrange the convenient collection of your licence.

To drink, transport or store alcohol at home in Dubai you need a Liquor Licence. For more information on how to obtain a licence for your spouse, please contact us.

If you have any questions or issues during your application process then please feel free to email or contact a member or our team on the details below:

For more information please contact our Liquor Licence team on 04 304 0331/0332 or e-mail lipsadmin@mmi.ae

Please contact us and we will guide you through the process.