the process can be done online now, or go to a liquor shop for the application and they can do it for you in some cases, if you provide all the paperwork and apply on line, with no hiccups, sometimes it doesnt work because of arabic sounding surnames etc then fairly quick. its done on your salary so there is a minimum allowance per month, even if you dont use it. we have one as its a must for any sort of drinking here even in your own home or in hotels but havent used it in years. but you need the piece of paper just in case.How easy is it to obtain a liquor license in Abu Dhabi? how long does it take to get one? and how much alcohol can you purchase per week/month?
are they free now its done online, it never used to be!Yes some do. The Spinneys one in khalidiyah is next to the police station and always asks.
And it's the same old about the risks of not having a licence are pretty grim really......
I forgot to say alcohol licences are about the only thing you (currently) get for free from the govt in AD
I got one which was addressed to "to whom it may concern". Employer didnt want to address it to the licensing authority (or at least the HR lady didnt want to)The salary letter has to be addressed to the alcohole licencing department as well, you can not just use the one you get to open bank accounts that most employers issue when you arrive.
sometimes it has to be correctly addressed ie to the licensing authority but it depends on what its for etc.I got one which was addressed to "to whom it may concern". Employer didnt want to address it to the licensing authority (or at least the HR lady didnt want to)