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Old Mar 30th 2008, 6:19 pm
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Default As a newbie - Alcohol what's the score?

If I want to buy some spirits from a UAE store (whatever that is) do I need a licence? I have heard things from my TimeOut Guide book that you need one? Please help as I'm a dependent!
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Old Mar 30th 2008, 6:23 pm
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Originally Posted by jason4004 View Post
If I want to buy some spirits from a UAE store (whatever that is) do I need a licence? I have heard things from my TimeOut Guide book that you need one? Please help as I'm a dependent!
If you use search on the top bar, you'll find a host of different threads on the subject.......
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Old Mar 30th 2008, 6:30 pm
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If I want to buy some spirits from a UAE store (whatever that is) do I need a licence? I have heard things from my TimeOut Guide book that you need one? Please help as I'm a dependent!
yes you do but you can go to some of the northern emirates and buy it without. strictly speaking you will be breaking the law though.
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Originally Posted by Inselaffen View Post
yes you do but you can go to some of the northern emirates and buy it without. strictly speaking you will be breaking the law though.
While chatting about this, can a person bring alcohol into the country when flying in?

I will be arriving in a week, and would love to be able to bring in a bottle of my favourite tipple!
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While chatting about this, can a person bring alcohol into the country when flying in?

I will be arriving in a week, and would love to be able to bring in a bottle of my favourite tipple!
yes. there is a duty free next to baggage claim at Dubai airport
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yes. there is a duty free next to baggage claim at Dubai airport
Thanks for that!
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Thanks for that!
but having it at home without a licence will be illegal. but its done by huge numbers of people including Muslims who would not be allowed alcohol licences.
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Originally Posted by Inselaffen View Post
but having it at home without a licence will be illegal. but its done by huge numbers of people including Muslims who would not be allowed alcohol licences.
Yep, I've still not got mine sorted and to be honest, I'm in no rush to!!
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but having it at home without a licence will be illegal. but its done by huge numbers of people including Muslims who would not be allowed alcohol licences.
illegal but accepted.. if you have a party and the police are called just offer them a beer....
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illegal but accepted.. if you have a party and the police are called just offer them a beer....
there speaks the voice of experience
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inselthingy.. how are you..?
getting better thanks
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getting better thanks
have you been ill all this time..?
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have you been ill all this time..?
yup. back to work today after an abortive attempt to go back last week.
still not 100pct but will hit the quiz tomorrow night.
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yup. back to work today after an abortive attempt to go back last week.
still not 100pct but will hit the quiz tomorrow night.
oh well.. i always try but never get there, work work work for me
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