Tourists to Dubai can reportedly now obtain a temporary alcohol licence in a measure intended to ensure visitors do not break the law.
Until now only Dubai visa holders have been eligible for a two-year licence that allows them to buy alcohol from shops and store it at home.
Retailers MMI and African + Eastern are working with Dubai authorities to manage the new licence system, The National reported on Thursday, adding that it would be rolled out this summer.
It reported that applicants can present their passport to the stores and sign a form stating they are not a UAE resident.
Each applicant is also issued with a guideline to responsible drinking in Dubai.
Dubai Tourism, MMI and African + Eastern were approached for comment, the newspaper said.
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