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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
  • Resident in Dubai

* 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 Liquor Licence you must submit the following documentation to support your online application or in-store:

  1. Copy of your Emirates ID
  2. Copy of your Passport
  3. Copy of your Dubai Visa
  4. One Passport Photo
  5. Licence fee of AED 270

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.

Before your Liquor Licence expires we will send you a reminder so don’t miss out renewing your Liquor Licence. You will need to complete a Liquor Licence renewal form online or in-store with the following documents:

  1. Copy of your Emirates ID
  2. Copy of your Passport
  3. Copy of your Dubai Visa
  4. One Passport Photo

Once you have completed your online application, we will send you’re a confirmation email and when it is successfully approved by CID we will contact you to arrange the most convenient time to collect your Liquor 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.

Yes you do. To drink , transport or store alcohol at home you need a personal Liquor Licence.

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.