Alcohol Updates in Dubai: Officials Remove 30% Tax and Alcohol Licences Are Free
Dubai Municipality announced a one-year trial period on the suspension of tax on all alcoholic beverages
1 January 2023
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.
This means that all Dubai restaurants, hotels, and bars serving alcohol will now pay 30% less than they have previously. Customers looking to purchase alcohol from dining spots and shops can expect to pay less moving forward as well, with licenced alcohol stores MMI and African and Eastern already confirming that they will be cutting the 30% tax from products on offer.
Alcohol licences are free in Dubai from January 1, 2023
To purchase liquor in Dubai, non-Muslim residents and tourists will need a valid alcohol licence, which will be free to obtain starting January 1, 2023. Previously, applicants had to pay AED 270 per year.
How to apply for a Dubai alcohol licence?
To apply for a liquor licence in Dubai, you will only need your Emirates ID.
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