Dubai is suspending its 30 per cent municipality tax on alcohol sales. The move is expected to further boost the appeal of Dubai as a comparatively liberal tourist hub in the region.
The one year trial will also suspend the AED 270 (€70) annual licence fee previously needed to buy alcohol for consumption at home.
“With the removal of 30 per centmunicipality tax and a free alcohol licence, buying your favourite drinks is now easier and cheaper than ever,” MMI, one of two major purveyors of alcohol in Dubai, said on its Instagram account.
Prices in its stores across the emirate reflect the removal of the tax, it added.
Another retailer, African+Eastern, confirmed
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