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jam25mack Jun 6th 2018 12:22 pm

Booze Price Increase
 
So there are rumours going around that booze will be going up 30%.....

Anyone know what the craic is?

frequentflyer1234 Jun 6th 2018 1:14 pm

Re: Booze Price Increase
 
It’s confirmed. They told me at the booze shop today. Going up 30% on the 15th.

Brains1983 Jun 6th 2018 3:14 pm

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https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...41b9a21b9a.jpg
Eurostar Cellar in Ghantoot told me it's nonsense and there's no change, however this photo is doing the rounds. stocked up for the summer just incase though.

pupdawg82 Jun 6th 2018 3:48 pm

Re: Booze Price Increase
 
How much does it cost anyways? For e.g. bottle of Grey Goose or bottle of Red Label?

Gavtek Jun 7th 2018 3:54 am

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Just in Abu Dhabi, to bring it in line with Dubai.

Scamp Jun 7th 2018 5:52 am

Re: Booze Price Increase
 

Originally Posted by Gavtek (Post 12511898)
Just in Abu Dhabi, to bring it in line with Dubai.

That's what I heard too.

reddiva Jun 7th 2018 5:53 am

Re: Booze Price Increase
 

Originally Posted by pupdawg82 (Post 12511587)
How much does it cost anyways? For e.g. bottle of Grey Goose or bottle of Red Label?

I never buy GG from A&E etc however if my memory serves me correctly it is around 185 for a litre at RAK

jam25mack Jun 7th 2018 6:11 am

Re: Booze Price Increase
 

Originally Posted by Gavtek (Post 12511898)
Just in Abu Dhabi, to bring it in line with Dubai.


Originally Posted by Scamp (Post 12511914)
That's what I heard too.

Yup, just heard this too. Apparently AD is currently 25% whereas Dubai is 30%.... as such its not a 30% increase.

As you were chaps and chapesses!

flood2 Jun 7th 2018 2:14 pm

Re: Booze Price Increase
 

Originally Posted by jam25mack (Post 12511927)
Yup, just heard this too. Apparently AD is currently 25% whereas Dubai is 30%.... as such its not a 30% increase.

As you were chaps and chapesses!

eh no....I checked with manager in peninsula when i was in getting weekend stocks.

Confirmed currently no tax on booze in AD, so prices going up by 30% from 15th June.

csdf Jun 9th 2018 3:14 am

Re: Booze Price Increase
 

Originally Posted by flood2 (Post 12512187)
eh no....I checked with manager in peninsula when i was in getting weekend stocks.

Confirmed currently no tax on booze in AD, so prices going up by 30% from 15th June.

Are you sure? The current prices either have a tax, or an equivalent markup. E. G. A £8 bottle of Casillero del Diablo is around 70-80 dhs. If a new 30% tax was applied then the price would go up to 90+ dhs. Which is c. 200% higher than the UK. If you're right and an additional 30% price increase were actually to happen then i suspect people will just down shift to the next level of cheaper drinks that prices up to the same net price after tax.

Gavtek Jun 10th 2018 3:41 am

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Double the UK price is about standard anyway. £50 (AED 250) for a case of 24 beers is more or less standard already, that'll be going up 30%.

I think I'll just be buying less rather than downgrading to Red Horse beer and Ambassador Whisky from India.

Johnnyboy11 Jun 11th 2018 8:58 am

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Good article on worldwide Pint Prices here. No surprises which country comes top...

Millhouse Jun 12th 2018 10:21 am

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This article would suggest it's a full 30% increase on all retail sales in AD - not some move from 25-30%. It's a new additional levy.

https://www.zawya.com/uae/en/story/A...SNG_118491171/


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