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The Benefits

Applying for and renewing your liquor licence in Dubai has never been SO EASY! We do all the hard work! And here are a few more reasons to apply for your liquor licence through African + Eastern…

  • AED 150 voucher to select from a range of products
  • AED 50 Introduce a Friend voucher
  • Boutique 7 – 25% off your total bill at 1Up Restaurant
  • Al Bustan Rotana – 20% off your total bill at Rodeo Grill
  • Irish Village – 15% off your food bill
  • Le Méridien Dubai – AED 150 off your total bill at Warehouse
  • Mina A’ Salam, Madinat Jumeirah - 2 for 1 on house beverages at Bahri Bar
  • Mina A’ Salam, Madinat Jumeirah - 2 for 1 on the hot and cold sampler lunch at Zheng He’s
  • Souk Madinat Jumeirah - 20% off your total bill at Barzar
  • Madinat Jumeirah – 2 for 1 on a main course for lunch at The Wharf
  • Ramee Rose Hotel – 20% off your total bill at Goodfellas
  • Ramee Rose Hotel – 15% off your total bill at Rauchi
  • McGettigan’s DWTC – 15% off your total bill
  • McGettigan’s DWTC – Free bottle of red or white house wine with every two main courses purchased at The D Bar & Grill
  • Meliã Dubai – 20% off your total bill at Signature By Sanjeev Kapoor

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So let’s get started. If you are non-Muslim and over 21 years, all you have to do is follow these very simple steps…

NEW APPLICATIONS

  • Fill up the online application form.
  • Attach the following documents in PDF or JPEG formats
    Passport copies (front and back pages)
    Visa copy
    Tenancy contract
    Labour contract (issued by the Ministry of Labour)
  • Upload a passport sized photograph (in JPEG format)
  • An application form filled in with all your supplied information will be couriered to you
  • Check the details and have the form stamped by your employer
  • Please sign the form and drop it off to the nearest African + Eastern store along with AED 160 (Dubai Police & Municipality Administration fees)
  • That’s it! We will call you when your alcohol licence is ready to be collected

LICENCE RENEWAL

If you have renewed your residence visa during the validity period of your liquor licence, your licence must be revalidated.

  • Fill up the online application form.
  • Attach the following documents in PDF or JPEG formats
    Passport copies (front and back pages)
    Visa copy
    Tenancy contract
  • Upload a passport sized photograph (in JPEG format)
  • An application form filled in with all your supplied information will be couriered to you.
  • Check the details and have the form stamped by your employer
  • Please sign the form and drop it off to the nearest African + Eastern store along with AED 160 (Dubai Police & Municipality Administration fees)
  • That’s it! We will call you when your revalidated alcohol licence is ready to be collected

NEW LIQUOR LICENCE RULES

  • For Abu Dhabi visa holders applying for a liquor licence in Dubai, a No Objection Certificate (NOC) is required from the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA)
  • If your visa is stamped in an emirate other than Dubai and Abu Dhabi, an NOC is required from the respective police headquarters
  • An application form filled in with all your supplied information will be couriered to you.
  • Your spouse under your sponsorship can now independently apply for liquor licence. He or she will need an NOC from you along with similar set of documentation as your application (passport copy, resi

If you have any questions or require more information, please call on our toll free number 800 CHEERS (243377) or mail us at liquorlicence@ane.ae

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

  • You must live in Dubai
  • You must be over 21 years of age
  • You must be non-Muslim
  • You must receive a minimum monthly salary of AED 3,000
  • A No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the respective emirate’s Police Headquarters is compulsory if your residence visa is stamped in any emirate other than Dubai
  • An NOC is required from the Free Zone Authority for Free Zone employees in any emirate
  • An original salary certificate is required from all government employees
  • If you own the company you are working for, a copy of your trade licence or salary certificate is required
  • If your tenancy contract is not under your name (i.e. you live in shared accommodation) then a copy of the registered tenant’s contract, along with copies of their passport and residence visa are required, as well as an NOC stating that they have no objection to you holding a liquor licence
  • For Abu Dhabi visa holders applying for a liquor licence in Dubai, a No Objection Certificate (NOC) is required from the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA)
  • If your visa is stamped in an emirate other than Dubai and Abu Dhabi, an NOC is required from the respective police headquarters
  • Your spouse under your sponsorship can now independently apply for liquor licence. He or she will need an NOC from you along with similar set of documentation as your application (passport copy, resident visa and tenancy contract)
  • If you are not a tenant but an owner/investor of where you live in Dubai, a copy of your ownership deed is required.
  • The application form requires an employer’s company stamp to be VALID (this does not apply for an investor).
  • For all school, college or university employees (including teaching and non-teaching staff) an NOC is required from the teaching institution for a liquor licence application.
  • At renewal time, if you have changed sponsorship, the new employer’s stamp is required in addition to the other items listed in these Terms & Conditions.
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