Q&A

Can you smoke in Dubai?

Dubai is one of the few tourist destinations left that still allows smoking indoors – which is great news if you smoke, but horrible news if you can’t stand it. But don’t be alarmed – all restaurants that do allow indoor smoking separate the smokers from the non-smokers in different seating areas. And if you’re a fan …

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Can you drink in Dubai?

Technically, no – if you don’t have an alcohol license in Dubai you shouldn’t drink. However, the city is continually enhancing its tourism industry, and so those visiting should have no issue purchasing a drink while staying here. Tourists will find that most restaurants, bars and hotels serve alcohol to those above the UAE’s legal …

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Can you take alcohol into Dubai?

Tourists visiting Dubai can bring the following goods free of duty into the city Gifts with a value of no more than AED 3,000 400 cigarettes OR 500 grams of tobacco OR 50 cigars And up to 4 litres of alcohol OR 48 cans of beer (each not exceeding 355 ml)