Dubai will presently offer a free 30-day liquor permit for visitors, a move that guarantees visitors will not be punished for breaking the law, as per the media report on Friday. The free liquor tourist licence is legal only to guests who are non-Muslim and are aged 21 years and above, the Khaleej Times reported. A subsidiary of the Emirates Group, Maritime and Mercantile International (MMI), features a separate segment on its website guiding tourists on the method of applying for the liquor licence. Visitors are informed to visit any MMI alcohol retail outlet with their passport and sign a form affirming that the buyer is a tourist. Furthermore, the MMI retail outlet will take a copy of passport as well as the entry stamp and each guest will be issued guidelines. Presently, Dubai resident visa holders are qualified for a two-year licence that permits them to purchase liquor from shops and store it at home. Also, anybody drinking within the city's bars and eateries ought to actually have a liquor permit. DCHL
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