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Drinking in Dubai: Fast facts

Local licensing laws mean that most outlets serving alcohol are limited to the city’s four- and five-star hotels, golf clubs and some government-owned establishments There is a zero-tolerance policy on drunk driving and anyone involved in a collision found with alcohol in their blood will usually get a month's jail sentence and fine. Drinking in public is also illegal and punishable with a hefty fine, sometimes imprisonment Alcohol is not sold on religious holidays, nor during daylight hours in the holy month of Ramadan, even to non-Muslims The legal drinking age in Dubai is 21 Young people should carry identification when visiting a bar as they may not be let in. The law prohibits anyone below 21 to enter