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Alcohol Updates in Dubai: Officials Remove 30% Tax and Alcohol Licences Are Free

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1 January 2023

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Dubai Municipality removes 30 per cent tax on all alcohol sales

Cheers! The tax suspension on all alcohol sales is effective from January 1 until the end of 2023.

Dubai Municipality has announced a one-year trial period removing the 30% tax on all sales of alcoholic beverages, from January 1 until December 31 for 2023, reported Caterer Middle East.

An Alcohol License is No Longer Needed in the UAE

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8 November 2020

UAE Lifts Alcohol Restrictions From November 7

The new alcohol legislation was introduced to "consolidate the UAE's principles of tolerance" (Wam).

The UAE announced a major reform on some of the country's personal laws, allowing unmarried residents of the opposite sex to legally live together, criminalising "honour killings", and what may come as great news for many expats, the decriminalisation of drinking alcohol.

That's right. From November 2020, drinking alcohol is no longer punishable by law and UAE residents can consume beverages without an alcohol license.