Drink and Drive


There can be a number of reasons for accidents that occur on roads ranging from bad roadways to bad weather conditions. However, driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs is a common cause of accidents that can be easily avoided by exercising a little self-control.

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common cause of accidents

If you ever find yourself in such a situation, you must hire a drunk driving accident attorney in Dubai to avoid the worst fate.

Zero tolerance to drunk driving in UAE

In the UAE, driving under the influence of any intoxicating substance such as alcohol or other drugs is a crime because there is a zero-tolerance policy put into effect. In fact, even public drinking is considered illegal.

Thus, a public prosecutor can file a case against a drunk driver even if the level of alcohol detected in the body is negligible. Such strict laws are exercised to reduce the level of yearly drunk-driving accidents.

In fact, people who are involved in drunk driving accidents choose to drink and drive even after knowing the consequences they may suffer and the harm they may cause. So, the government is not lenient towards drunk drivers.

How to get an alcohol license in Dubai

You can get an alcohol license in Dubai is you are not a Muslim. However, you have to meet the following conditions:

  • Must be more than 21 years old
  • Must earn a minimum monthly salary of Dh 3,000
  • Must possess a residence visa
  • Must not be a Muslim

You can get the application forms from Maritime and Mercantile International or African+Eastern liquor store websites or receive the hard copies from the stores. Aside from filling the form, the following documents must be submitted:


  • Salary certificate
  • Copy of passport, tenancy contract, resident visa
  • Passport size photographs
  • Fee payment of Dh 270 or what is applicable during the period of submission
  • Copy of labor contract issued by the ministry both in English and Arabic

In the case of married couples, only the husband is eligible to apply unless the wife gets a NOC from her husband. Self-employed people also have to submit a copy of their trade license. For obtaining the license through your company, both the employer and applicant must sign and stamp the application. Typically, the application would be processed under two weeks.

What is a penalty for drinking and driving in Dubai?

The penalty for drinking and driving in Dubai can attract fines between AED 5,000 to AED 50,000, imprisonment between 1 and 3 months, or both. Additionally, your driving license may be revoked or taken away for a maximum of two years. You can even lose your job in accordance with Article 120 of the UAE Labor Law.

Drink and drive punishment

Depending on the severity of the accident, a person involved in a drunk-driving accident can suffer from major consequences and destroy their career. The only way to reduce the damage is to seek professional help. A drunk driving accident attorney can save you if the accident is not your fault and hold other parties responsible who have played a part directly or indirectly to divert the blame a little bit to protect you.

We can provide you with all the necessary guidance and advice

Our solicitors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to assist you in your case.

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