Weirdly enough there are plenty of decent wines (and esp whiskies) available locally. Best bet is Barracuda up Emirates Road, about an hour from Downtown Dubai. You don't pay the 30% tax there.Thanks for the reply - i guess we will have to make do with what we can buy locally.
Just waiting for the doom and gloom posters that will remind you that officially its illegal to buy drink, hoard it, look at it,smell it, carress it or bathe in booze without a license. Yep we know, but to physically put booze in your trolley, walk to the cashier, hand over some nice crisp dhs notes and walk out to your car, no you dont need a license at the Cellar, Barracuda or Pearl hotel in UAQ. After that your on your own.Thanks!