Where to Buy Alcohol in Dubai

By Yvonne Mcgahren June, 13 2021

If you’ve been in Dubai as long as we have you’ll probably have noticed the increasing number of alcohol stores across the emirate (or is it just that we have an unnatural fixation on knowing where the closest booze shop location is??). You may also have noticed more ways to buy alcohol, both legal and not so legal, we now even have a legal alcohol home delivery service – Legal Home Delivery

African +Eastern and MMI are the only two companies where you can legally purchase alcohol in Dubai. Although a recent addition to the Dubai wine-shopping scene is ‘The Cellar Door’ that has opened its doors (pun intended) in the Depachika Food Hall, as part of Nakheel Mall. Though the shop stocks only wine, it’s definitely a handy one for residents of The Palm Jumeirah.

So, whether it’s a quick stop on your way home or stocking up for a weekend BBQ we have compiled the complete list of shops by area, so that you can find them when you need them most. Not all stores are created equal so we asked MMI and African + Eastern to let us know if there was anything special about a particular store, so some of them have a specialty which is highlighted. So without further delay, here they are!

Dubai Investments Park

African + Eastern, The Cellars – Green Community

Choithrams Shopping Centre, Green Community. Weekdays 10am – 9pm, Friday 2pm-9pm. Tel: (04) 885 5188. 

Email: [email protected]

SPECIALITY: Extended selection of wines at The Cellars compared to standard A+E shops, and they are available at discount prices.

 

MMI – Green Community

The Market Centre, Ground Floor, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, E311, Green Community. Weekdays 10am – 9pm, Friday 2pm-9pm. 

Tel: (04) 885 4550.

Has monthly offers and a well-stocked Value Vault with bin-end products at additional savings. 

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Jebel Ali

African + Eastern – Al Furjan

Al Furjan Pavilion (next to Spinneys store), Al Furjan. Weekdays 10am-9pm, Friday 2pm-9pm. Tel: (04) 243 8630. 

Email: [email protected]

 

MMI – Ibn Battuta Mall

Has monthly offers and a well-stocked Value Vault with bin-end products at additional savings. We’ve noticed that this shop also often has more bartending accessories than other locations.

Tunisia Court Entrance, Ground floor, Garden Cross Road, Sheikh Zayed Road.  Weekdays 10am-9pm, Friday 2pm-9pm. Tel: (04) 368 5626.

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Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) 

African + Eastern – JLT

The shops in JLT offer a well-rounded, yet concise selection. It’s not easy to park close to the door so it’s best to shop here if you’re only picking up a few bottles at a time. 

Ground Floor, Cluster S, Green Lakes Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road, Jumeirah Lakes Towers. Everyday 2pm-9pm. Tel: (04) 244 3458. 

Email: [email protected]

 

MMI – Armada JLT

The shops in JLT offer a well-rounded, yet concise selection. It’s not easy to park close to the door so it’s best to shop here if you’re only picking up a few bottles at a time. 

Armada Tower 3, Basement Level, Cluster P, Sheikh Zayed Road, Jumeirah Lakes Towers. Weekdays 10am-9pm, Friday 2pm-9pm. Tel: (04) 425 1701

 

Dubai Marina

African + Eastern – Marina Mall

The location is excellent, as it’s on the way from the parking lot to Waitrose, yet the selection can be somewhat limited compared to the other stores.

Level B2, Dubai Marina Mall (underneath Waitrose Supermarket), Dubai Marina. Weekdays 10am-9pm, Friday 2pm-9pm. Tel: (04) 454 1120. Email: [email protected]

 

African + Eastern – Marina Walk

Marina Walk Shopping Centre (next to Starbucks), Dubai Marina. Weekdays 10am-9pm, Friday 2pm-9pm. Tel: (04) 368 3981. 

Email: [email protected]

 

Palm Jumeirah

The Cellar Door – Palm Jumeirah

This is the only retail store that stocks both MMI and African + Eastern products, so you can get the best of both worlds. Alcohol prices on the Palm are higher across the board, however, we still find the prices here comparative to the prices on the mainland. 

Depachika Food Hall, Ground level, Nakheel Mall, Palm Jumeirah. Weekdays 10am-9pm, Friday 2pm-9pm. Tel: 054 991 2267. 

The Cellar Door only stocks wine.

 

Emirates Living District

MMI – The Greens (Onyx)

The Onyx Tower 1, Ground Floor, Sheikh Zayed Road, The Greens. Weekdays 10am-9pm, Friday 2pm-9pm. Tel: (04) 379 4329.

SPECIALITY: There is convenient street and lot parking here. Also, they have a large, well-stocked Value Vault and a decent selection of fine wines as well. 

 

African + Eastern – Springs Souk

Springs Souk Mall, Near Springs 7 (Entrance at the back of the mall), The Springs. Weekdays 10am-9pm, Friday 2pm-9pm. Tel: (04) 427 0819. Email: [email protected]

SPECIALITY: This is our favourite African + Eastern store in the city as it has a wider selection of wines compared to their other stores, plus a large sales area and an area dedicated to fine wine. 

 

Al Barsha

African + Eastern – Barsha Heights (TECOM)

This is a smaller shop with a good wine selection. Parking can be tricky here. 

Ground Floor, Grosvenor Business Tower (next to Emirates NBD), Barsha Heights. Weekdays 10am-9pm, Friday 2pm-9pm. Tel: (04) 445 6880. Email: [email protected]

 

MMI – Mall of the Emirates

Ground Floor, Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Barsha 1. Weekdays 10am-9pm, Friday 2pm-9pm. Tel: (04) 341 0371.

SPECIALITY: This newly renovated store is easily accessible if you park on the ground floor near to Carrefour/ground level food court entrance. 

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MMI – Al Thanya

161 Waitrose Centre, Ground Floor, Al Thanya Street, Umm Al Sheif. Weekdays 10am-9pm, Friday 2pm-9pm. Tel: (04) 380 7655.

SPECIALITY: This is our go-to shop. It’s the largest MMI store with an extensive selection of wines and spirits. It also had an extensive fine wine section and a decent-sized Value Vault. There is also an African + Eastern a two-minute walk away so if you need products from both suppliers this is the place to go. 

 

Motor City

African and Eastern – Motor City

D61 – Motor City Green Community, Motor City. Weekdays 10am-9pm, Friday 2pm-9pm. Tel: (04) 575 4642. Email: [email protected]

SPECIALITY: This isn’t the biggest store, but the selection is truly well-rounded. Plus, it in the path between Spinney’s parking and store, so if you’re doing a grocery shop it’s very accessible. 

 

MMI – Motor City

Fox Hill 4, Ground Floor, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, Uptown Motor City. Weekdays 10am-9pm, Friday 2pm-9pm. Tel: (04) 447 4900.

SPECIALITY: Has monthly offers and other deals such as Value Vault. 

 

Arabian Ranches

African + Eastern – Arabian Ranches

Arabian Ranches 1 Community Center (entrance at rear of Centre), Dubai Land. Weekdays 10am-9pm, Friday 2pm-9pm. Tel: (04) 360 6620. 

Email: [email protected]

 

Silicon Oasis

MMI – Silicon Oasis

Ground Floor, Cedre Villas Community Centre, Dubai Silicon Oasis. Weekdays 10am-9pm, Friday 2pm-9pm. Tel: (04) 326 1103.

SPECIALITY: Has a large selection of award-winning champagne and wines. Also has monthly offers and other deals such as Value Vault. 

 

International City

African and Eastern – International City

International City Pavilion, French Cluster (near Union Coop), Al Warsan. Weekdays 10am-9pm, Friday 2pm-9pm. Tel: (04) 450 1178. 

Email: [email protected]

 

Jumeirah

African + Eastern – Al Wasl

Spinneys Center (Corner of Al Wasl Road & Umm Al Shief Road, Al Wasl). Weekdays 10am-9pm, Friday 2pm-9pm. Tel: (04) 394 2676. 

This store has a well-rounded selection, and there is an MMI store a two-minute walk away so if you need products from both suppliers this is the place to go.

Email: [email protected]

 

African + Eastern – Jumeirah

10 B Street (off Jumeirah Beach Road, behind Spinneys Supermarket), Jumeirah. Everyday 2pm-9pm. Tel: (04) 349 0246. 

Email: [email protected]

 

MMI – Al Wasl

Spinneys Centre, Ground Floor, Umm Al Sheif Street. Weekdays 10am-9pm, Friday 2pm-9pm. Tel: (04) 394 0351.

SPECIALITY: This store is MMIs largest store. Offering a wide selection of fine wines and single malts. Also has monthly offers and other deals such as Value Vault. 

 

MMI – City Walk

Building 14, Ground Floor, Al Mustaqbal Street (off Al Safa Street), Al Wasl. Weekdays 10am-9pm, Friday 2pm-9pm. Tel: (04) 343 6194.

SPECIALITY: Has monthly offers and other deals such as Value Vault. 

 

Business Bay & Downtown

MMI – Business Bay

Dnata Travel Centre, Ground Floor, Sheikh Zayed Road, Business Bay. Weekdays 10am-9pm, Friday 2pm-9pm. Tel: (04) 321 4805.

SPECIALITY: Has monthly offers and other deals such as Value Vault. 

 

MMI – Sheikh Zayed Road

Saeed Tower 2, Ground Floor, Sheikh Zayed Road. Weekdays 10am-9pm, Friday 2pm-9pm. Tel: (04) 321 1223.

SPECIALITY: Call on arrival for a parking space. Has monthly offers and other deals such as Value Vault. 

 

MMI – Trade Centre

Spinneys Building, Ground Floor, Trade Centre Road, Al Mankhool. Weekdays 10am-9pm, Friday 2pm-9pm. Tel: (04) 352 3091.

SPECIALITY: Has monthly offers and other deals such as Value Vault.

 

African and Eastern – Burj Views (Downtown)

Burj Views Towers (next to Carrefour Supermarket), Dubai Fountain Street, Downtown. Weekdays 10am-9pm, Friday 2pm-9pm. Tel: (04) 363 8075. Email: [email protected]

 

Dubai Creek

MMI – Festival City

Dubai Festival City Mall, Ground Floor, Crescent Drive, Festival City. Weekdays 10am-9pm, Friday 2pm-9pm. Tel: (04) 232 5522.

SPECIALITY: Has monthly offers and other deals such as Value Vault. 

 

MMI – Al Karama

115 Al Maskan Building, Ground Floor, 12E Street, Al Karama. Weekdays 10am-9pm, Friday 2pm-9pm. Tel: (04) 335 1722.

SPECIALITY: Has monthly offers and other deals such as Value Vault.  

 

MMI – Bur Dubai

39 Khalid Bin Al Waleed Road, Al Fahidi, Bur Dubai. Weekdays 10am-9pm, Friday 2pm-9pm. Tel: (04) 393 4361.

SPECIALITY: Has monthly offers and other deals such as Value Vault.  

 

MMI – Deira

Emirates Group Headquarters, Ground Floor, Al Ittihad Road, Deira. Weekdays 10am-9pm, Friday 2pm-9pm. Tel: (04) 294 0390.

SPECIALITY: Has monthly offers and other deals such as Value Vault.  

 

African and Eastern – Karama

Zabeel Plaza Building (next to Emirates NBD Bank), Karama. Weekdays 10am-9pm, Friday 2pm-9pm. Tel: (04) 357 2260. 

Email: [email protected]

 

African and Eastern – Bur Dubai

Khalid Bin Al Waleed Road (near to Fatima Supermarket – Bank Street), Bur Dubai. Weekdays 10am-9pm, Friday 2pm-9pm. Tel: (04) 352 4521. Email: [email protected]

 

African and Eastern – Deira

42 A Street (parallel to Al Maktoum Street and opposite Mayfair Hotel), Deira. Weekdays 10am-9pm, Friday 2pm-9pm. Tel: (04) 222 2666. 

Email: [email protected]

 

Mirdiff

African and Eastern – The Cellars, Mirdiff

Uptown Mirdiff Mall (next to Spinneys Supermarket), Corner 47, Algeria Street, Mirdiff. Weekdays 10am-9pm, Friday 2pm-9pm. 

Tel: (04) 288 2715. 

Email: [email protected]

SPECIALITY: Factory Outlet deals available only at The Cellars stores.

 

African and Eastern – Al Qusais

Damascus Street (close to 19th Street, near NBAD Bank), Al Qusais. Weekdays 10am-9pm, Friday 2pm-9pm. Tel: (04) 224 9291. 

Email: [email protected]

Next up we’ll have where to buy alcohol in Abu Dhabi followed by a list for the Northern Emirates, so let us know if you have any recommendations! If you still can’t find your way, you can find an MMI store locator here and an A&E store locator here

You may also find our HOW TO GET THE NEW DUBAI ALCOHOL LICENSE useful and BUYING ALCOHOL IN THE UAE – THINGS TO DO ON THE BOOZE RUN!

 Cheers!

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