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Abu Dhabi Abolishes Permit System For Alcohol Purchase

DUBAI: Abu Dhabi has abolished the permit system for the purchase and consumption of alcohol, following in the footsteps of Dubai.

Previously, people wishing to purchase alcoholic beverages in the conservative emirate would have to, at least in principle, present a permit that proved they were allowed to do so.

The directive from the Department of Culture and Tourism, dated 15 September and seen by AFP on Tuesday, said that buyers must be at least 21 years of age, that the alcohol must not be re-sold and that it should be consumed in a private home or an authorised place such as a club.