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  1. UAE Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UAE
    Hi all, Im likely moving out to UAE later in the year and need some advice on my wines and spirits! Many years ago i thought it would be a great idea to start investing in whisky and wine and now have a pretty substantial collection, mostly as an investment. Now with my potential move towards...
  2. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hi guys, Just thought I'd offer a comical interlude to everyone and share my kafka-esque experience with the Dubai authorities. Like many expats, I like a tipple within reason, and was conscious of the need for a liquor licence. I applied for it a couple of weeks ago and today had the...
  3. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hey guys ! I heard it is not possible to buy A. Beverages in Dubai in a market..etc but only in Duty Free (which is also more expensive than other duty free shops in different countries). If that's right and as I am moving out, I have some half bottle drinks and what if I bring them with me ...
  4. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hi All, I'm currently considering a job offer in Dubai, but I'm unsure of a couple of things, and wondered if you could please shed some light onto a few things? 1) what do labour laws say when it comes to paying expenses for a business to bring someone to work in the UAE, is this something...
  5. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hi everybody, I just got a job offer in dubai and I'm considering it. I want to ask y'all if you can get an alcohol license if you have an arab name. If not, how safe is it to drink without one. Thank you.
  6. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    I am from a Islamic family, though I am not a muslium. Now that is that tricky part. My name (real name) is Islamic, unfortunately. And I am coming to Dubai after living for some years in Germany. No one in Germany asked me about why I am drinking beer? But the Sticky here says If I am Muslium...
  7. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hello, I am planning to have a dinner outside tonight and would prefer to have some beers or wine with it. Apparently it is/was a dry day for Israa & Miaraj Night. Anybody knows at what time alcohol will be served again? Also, is there a list of islamic days that are dry days in Dubai? Did not...
  8. Other Middle East & Africa
    Hi, We are moving to Turkey from France and as you can imagine we have quite a few bottles that we would not like to leave behind. Does anyone have any idea how many bottles you are allowed to bring over in your move with professional removers? If there are limits, is there a way to pay for the...
  9. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Planning an overnight camping trip over the weekend. -Is Fujairah (Snoopy Island/Sandy Beach) still legal for overnight camping? Any issues about alcohol? -I understand that they have opened up a new road to get to Snoopy Island. Anyone traveled there recently? There's not much information on...
  10. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    I'm moving to Dubai from Canada, can I take some alcoholic drinks with me? I have some unopened bottles of different kinds. Is there something I have to do to be able to do it? Is there a maximum number I can take with me? (hoping is not 0). Thanks.
  11. La Tasca
    Spanish tourism authorities warn of more deaths in 'balconing' game | World news | The Guardian Three deaths and several serious injuries in the Balearics already this year, and hotels are thinking about putting higher railings on their balconies - so normal people who stay there will have to...
  12. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hey guys, I am moving in a months time and have a few full bottles of spirits I haven't opened yet. Am I able to bring these into Dubai in my luggage? What are the options?
  13. Mexico Expat Forum for Expats Living in Mexico
    Hello, I was wondering if anyone has seen Angostura Bitters (you know, that small bottle with the over-sized white label and dark bottle used in an Old Fashioned, Manhattans and many, many other classic cocktails?) and/or Rye Whiskey anywhere. I will go to Mexico City in a few weeks. Has anyone...
  14. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    I checked the forum with various keywords and didn't find anything with regards to the following: How likely is it to get caught drinking alcohol at the Hatta Pools? Did others who camped there in the past see any law-enforcement patrols at all? Assuming no, whats to stop any campers from...
  15. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hi there: My boyfriend is hoping to get a job in Dubai this summer; his uncle has some contacts so wish us luck! We're pretty serious, so while we were planning on getting married a couple of years from now, it wouldn't put us out to move up the date so we could go together. I've a million...
  16. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hi everyone (and welcome back Elphalba) :D Just wondering if you can help me out with costs of: petrol per litre alcohol - glass or bottle nice wine or a cocktail (Marina area) tickets to major western gigs (eg. Kylie) private medical insurance - or do you have that provided in your benefits...
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