New regulations on the sale of alcohol and obtaining a license to buy 2023
30 per cent tax removed from alcohol
Effective from Sunday, January 1 2023, the 30 per cent tax will be removed from all alcohol purchases in Dubai in 2023. Both alcohol shops MMI and African and Eastern have confirmed the news to their customers, stating that the 30 per cent tax will be excluded from their prices.
Alcohol licenses will also be free to obtain starting from Sunday, January 1. Those looking to apply will just need their Emirates ID for residents, or passport for tourists.