To drink legally in Dubai, you need an alcohol license. You cannot get alcohol in supermarkets but you can buy them at Duty Free shops and also from limited number of specialist outlets in Dubai and UAE. These outlets are MMI or Maritime and Mercantile International stores and African + Eastern stores. They are the two companies in Dubai where you can apply for an alcohol license.
Getting Alcohol in Dubai unlicensed – Barracuda in Umm Al Quwain
You can drive to an Emirate where Alcohol is sold freely without licensing issues, but there is an issue of getting the booze back to Dubai. In the given Emirate (Ajman and Umm al Quwain for example) alcohol is sold freely, but getting it to your own emirate is your responsibility. In Dubai, you should be just fine if you have the Liquor license, so the main problem is getting through Sharjah which is a 0% tolerance toward alcohol Emirate.
Umm Al Quwain Beach Hotel have a great liquor store place located in Umm Al Quwain, you will love what you see and what you get. You will not regret it, we have the best deals with the biggest variety and you can find everything there. And its definitely worth the drive from Dubai or anywhere you are in UAE.
Tel +9716 7 666778 | +9716 7 666647
The famous "Hole In The Wall" - located next to the Kempinski Hotel Ajman - was one of the few liquor shops in Ajman. Now moved down the street near the Beach Resort. It is NOT closed.