United Arab Emirates

Drinking age in

United Arab Emirates

Prohibited for Muslims Prohibited in Sharjah

See below for more details on drinking age and alcohol purchase age in

United Arab Emirates


This is not legal advice. Check with local law enforcement what is the legal drinking age BEFORE drinking or purchasing alcohol while in the country.



More information:


Click here: Wikipedia Legal Drinking Age


Alcohol Purchase Age


On Premise 21 Prohibited for Muslims Prohibited in Sharjah
Off Premise No Information


Alcohol Drinking Age


In Private Varies by jurisdiction Prohibited in Sharjah
In Public United Kingdom


Legal details

If at any point in the page above you find “No information” it means there is no specific mention in the legislation, but you still need to ask local law enforcement before drinking in .

Expatriate non-Muslim residents may request a liquor permit to purchase alcohol beverages, but it is prohibited for such holders to provide drinks to others.

You can find more legal details and links here:Wikipedia Legal Drinking Age