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Cant beleive no one has mentioned Abu Dhabi, everytime i have bought alcohol there ive never been asked for a liquor license.

And guess what, you dont need to drive through Sharja!!!!!!

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But you do have to pay the 30% tax don't you?

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Wow that is quite a story Crazy. I can believe it though, some people here (anywhere you go actually) will try whatever they can.
I have to say the best advice I have been given about obtaining and having Liquor is to make it as inconspicuous as possible. As long as you are not blatant about it you should be okay. I would do my best to make sure the liquor was secured and completely covered in the car. And Crazy’s idea about going in a 2 car convey in probably a really good one. Best to cover all your bases.

I thought that we had all agreed, that to save space and legal exposure (for the rest of us), that Crazy would do the beer runs in his pimped out BMW?

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We are going to stock up for Christmas but what would happen if we were to get caught?

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I would recommend go there on a Friday afternoon when traffic is thin, buy limited quantities, travel in 2 cars if possible, drive carefully back.

Even with a liquor licence, you need to make sure that Barracuda enters the amount that you have bought on the licence, else you are buying illegally.

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But you do have to pay the 30% tax don't you?
You dont pay 30% tax - prices are same as Dubai Duty Free (sometimes cheaper)

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Well I live and learn, so it's only the Emirate of Dubai that has the 30% tax?

Having said that, that is where most of the pissed up people (of all nationalities ) live...

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I can recommend somewhere easily accessible in AD that doesn't ask for licenses, doesn't add on the tax and has a really good selection of wines and spirits - pm me for more info! Not that I'm advocating unlicensed purchasing and transportation of alcohol of course.....

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Oh dear...but what I expected. My husband's liquor licence won't be finalised until after christmas. Really don't want to have a dry christmas but is it worth the risk!?

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I will be going there one evening over the next few days. Give me a shout if you want to tag along, and yes, I have a licence

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You wouldn't catch me driving through Sharjah with a boot full of booze.....

Ogri, hope the Achbach (sp?) was good!

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Caught? Caught doing what? Provided you have an alcohol licence you are allowed to drive via Sharjah and keep alcohol in your home (within your limits). If you don't have a licence then you are breaking the law.

If you are stopped in Sharjah and cannot show a valid alcohol licence all the booze could be confiscated and you can be fined. The police could get involved and worst case - prison. Few people get caught, but everyone should ensure that the bottles/cans are not visible whilst driving along. I would have thought that there was a higher chance of being stopped this weekend, as the police will be aware that expats will be making booze runs.

Note that Barracuda is likely to be rammed this weekend. A better option may be the Al Hamra Cellar (another similar shop) in RAK.

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Thanks for that. That's why hubby gave me a list of drinks to bring over !!!!

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