Dubai will offer a free 30-day alcohol license for tourists, a move that ensures visitors will not be punished for breaking the law, reported the media on Friday.

The free alcohol tourist license is valid only to visitors, who are above 21-years old and non-Muslims, said the Khaleej Times.

Alcohol retail outlet MMI (Maritime and Mercantile International), a subsidiary of the Emirates Group, has a separate segment on its website instructing tourists on the process to apply for the license. 

Tourists are asked to visit any MMI store with their passport and sign and complete a form confirming that he or she is a tourist.  

Furthermore, the MMI store will take a photocopy of the passport and the entry stamp, each visitor will be issued guidelines. 

At present, resident visa holders of Dubai are eligible for 2-years license, which permits them to purchase alcohol from stores or shops even store it at home. 

Also, anyone drinking in the city’s restaurants and bars should have a license, though they need not asked to see one.

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