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Legal age for drinking in Abu Dhabi

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Legal age for drinking in Abu Dhabi

Hi I’m looking to travel to Abu Dhabi in September I’m 21 but the person I’m going with is only 20. I’ve look on the government website and it says the legal age for drinking in Abu Dhabi is 18 yet people are saying you have to be 21 to go to any bars or clubs? Any advice would be appreciated.

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1. Re: Legal age for drinking in Abu Dhabi

As far as I know it’s 21.

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2. Re: Legal age for drinking in Abu Dhabi

It’s 21.

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3. Re: Legal age for drinking in Abu Dhabi

Legal age is 21, however not all the bars check your id to verify age. They will only check if they doubt on you.

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4. Re: Legal age for drinking in Abu Dhabi

Its 21...But i havnt seen anyone checking the ID ...unless the person looks very young.....

Edited: 18 June 2018, 21:07
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