Where to Buy Alcohol in Abu Dhabi

By Yvonne McGahren August, 02 2021

We here at The Tasting Class are nothing, if not thorough when sourcing our drinks. Therefore, following our extensive list of where to buy alcohol in Dubai, we have penned an extensive list of the numerous retailers to choose from in the UAE’s Capital City, Abu Dhabi.

Starting in Ghantoot, which is technically in Abu Dhabi but is actually located on the outskirts of Dubai and onward, our list spans the mainland to the Islands, to the out-of-way stores in the city center, to the dusty industrial zones. 

Windmill’s ample store in Ghantoot is certainly worth a stop, especially if you are not venturing too far. Gray Mackenzie & Partners have seven shops throughout Abu Dhabi and stock a thoughtful portfolio, including some off-the-beaten-track wines. Spinneys grocery stores have ten dedicated alcohol shops around the city with well-rounded wine selections. African + Eastern’s Rawdhat store even offers a free coffee or soft drink on arrival! And Peninsula Drinks & Food, may have fewer outlets but handle an impressive selection of craft and independent products and famous international brands. For recommendations, you can even schedule a meeting with their Wine Manager.  

All stores listed below deliver except Eurostar Cellars and The Spot Liquor Store. Spinneys also don’t deliver, but they do have a convenient ‘Click & Collect service’. See below for more details. 

And in case you weren’t aware, Abu Dhabi no longer requires a license to buy alcohol. 

At the time of writing, due to Covid-19 precautionary measures, Abu Dhabi residents and visitors must present a green pass on their ALHOSN app to enter shops and malls. So please bear this in mind before you venture out for your next shop. 

Happy shopping!

Ghantoot

High Spirits – Ghantoot

Dubai Exit 399, Abu Dhabi Motorway, Ghantoot.

Everyday 9am-10pm. Tel: (02) 566 3600.

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Alcohol Delivery

You can order from High Spirits website and they deliver to locations in Abu Dhabi (except Al Ruwais). No deliveries on Sunday. Minimum purchase AED 150 (Free delivery).

Tel: (02) 444 9821.

https://www.highspiritsuae.com

Windmill – Ghantoot

Dubai Exit 399 (Next to Golden Tulip Resort), Ghantoot.

Everyday 9am-10pm. Tel: 056 538 9582.

Email: [email protected] 

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SPECIALITY: They claim that this is one of the biggest liquor stores in UAE. They also have a sommelier in this store. 

Alcohol Delivery

You can order from Windmill website and they deliver to locations in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain seven days a week. Exclusive online offers. Minimum purchase AED 150 (Free delivery).

Tel: 056 996 6810.

https://shop.windmillgt.com/

Al Ain

Spinneys – Al Ain

Al Khabisi Area (behind Al Ahalia Shopping Centre), Al Ain. Sat-Weds 9am-10pm, Thurs 10am-9.30pm, Fri 3.30pm-8.30pm. Tel: (03) 763 6367.

Email: [email protected]

Click & Collect

Spinneys Beverages do not deliver but their ‘Click and collect service is convenient with no minimum purchase. You can order and pay online and collect from your selected Spinneys store within four business hours.

https://spinneysauh.com

Windmill – Al Ain

Next to Paris Gallery (Behind Al Ain Rotana Complex), near Zayed Bin Sultan Street, Al Ain.

Everyday 9am-10pm. Tel: 056 534 7149.

Email: [email protected]

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High Spirits – Sanaiya

P24, 1st Floor, Mohammed Saeed Building (Behind Remall Mall, Khalid Bin Sultan Street), 118th Street, Sanaiya, Al Ain. Everyday 9am -10pm. Tel: (03) 721 5116.

Email: [email protected]

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African + Eastern – Sanaiya Al Ain

Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Awwal Street, Industrial Area Leetag, Al Ain. 

Tel: (03) 721 7740.

Email: [email protected]

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Alcohol Delivery

You can order via the African + Eastern website, and they deliver to locations in Abu Dhabi (See their FAQs on the website for locations) seven days a week. No minimum purchase. Same day alcohol delivery available. Tel: (04) 434 4666.

www.africaneasternauh.com

Gray Mackenzie – Al Ain

Industrial Area Leetag (Opposite Gargash Showroom), Al Ain.

Everyday 9am -10pm.

Tel: (03) 732 5132.

Email: [email protected]

Newly opened Gray Mackenzie store (July 2021).

Gray Mackenzie Abu Dhabi

High Spirits – Radisson Blu Hotel

Al-Sarouj Area, Khalid Bin Sultan Street, Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort, Al Ain.

Everyday 9am -10pm. Tel: (03) 768 7017.

Email: [email protected]

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Yas Island

Peninsula – Al Zeina

Al Zeina Building D (Next to Waitrose Supermarket), Yas Island.

Everyday 9.30am-9.30pm. Tel: (02) 444 7972.

Email: [email protected]

Alcohol Delivery

You can order from Peninsula’s website and they deliver to locations in Abu Dhabi (except Al Ain, Liwa and Al Ruwais) seven days a week. Minimum purchase AED 250 (Free delivery). Tel: (02) 447 8319.

www.pdf.ae

Peninsula Alcohol Store Abu Dhabi

Al Bandar

Spinneys – Al Bandar

Lower Ground Floor (Space 005-005), Purple Level UB Parking, Al Bazra Car Park, Al Bandar Marina. Sat-Weds 10am-9pm, Thurs 10am-9.30pm, Fri 3.30pm-8.30pm.

Tel: (02) 557 1341. Email: [email protected]

Spinneys Al Bandar Alcohol Store

Khalifa City

High Spirits – Etihad Plaza

Etihad Plaza Tower, Al Mireef Street, Khalifa City.

Everyday 9am-10pm. Tel: (02) 557 9754.

Email: [email protected]

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Windmill – Khalifa City

Al Rabiah Compound (Next to Royal Gulf Hypermarket), Khalifa City.

Everyday 9am-10pm. Tel: 056 534 7458.

Email: [email protected]

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SPECIALITY: There is a sommelier at this store.

Al Muntazah

African + Eastern – Rawdhat

C70 Building, Al Muthil Street – Airport Road, Al Muntazah.

Everyday 9am-10pm. Tel: (02) 441 3436.

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SPECIALITY: Free ample parking, complimentary gift wrapping, walk-in chiller, fine wine selections. And Illy espresso or soft drinks on arrival.

Alcohol Delivery

You can order from African + Eastern’s website and they deliver to locations in Abu Dhabi (See their FAQs on website for locations) seven days a week (Weekdays between 12pm-8pm, Friday 2pm-8pm). No minimum purchase (AED 20 delivery fee for orders below AED 100). Tel: (04) 434 4666.

www.africaneasternauh.com 

African and Eastern Rowdhat store Abu Dhabi

Al Reem Island

Peninsula – The Arc Tower

The Gate District, (Behind Boutik Mall / Sky Tower), Al Reem Island.

Everyday 9.30am – 9.30pm. Tel: (02) 447 8753.

Email: [email protected]

Access and free underground parking at rear of shop.

High Spirits – Al Reem

Amaya Towers 2 – Jazeerat, Al Reem Island.

Everyday 9am -10pm. Tel: (02) 447 6598.

Email: [email protected]

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Gray Mackenzie – Al Reem Island

Paragon Bay, Jazeerat Al Reem Island

Everyday 9am -10pm.

Tel: (02) 643 2899.

Email: gmp[email protected]

Ample parking space and conveniently located at only a three minute walk from Carrefour supermarket.

SPECIALITY: They claim to be the first liquor shop in the UAE to have its extensive wine selection sorted by grape.

Alcohol Delivery

You can order from Gray Mackenzie website and they deliver to locations in Abu Dhabi seven days a week (Weekdays between 12pm-8pm, Friday 2pm-8pm). Minimum purchase AED 150 (Free Delivery). Tel: (02) 671 4400.

https://www.gmp.ae

Gray Mackenzie Alcohol Store

Saadiyat Island

Spinneys – St Regis

Mezzanine Level, The Collection East, St Regis Saadiyat Resort. Sat-Weds 10am-9pm, Thurs 10am-9.30pm, Fri 3.30pm-8.30pm. Tel: (02) 676 6778.

Email: [email protected]

Spinneys St Regis Alcohol Store

Al Zahiyah (Tourist Club Area)  

Eurostar Cellars – Tourist Club Area

Ali Al Nuwais Building, Al Zahiyah.

Weekdays 9am-10pm. Tel: (02) 672 0613.

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Gray Mackenzie – Tourist Club Area

Shop 66, Umran Building, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Street, Al Zahiyah.

Everyday 9am-10pm. Tel: (02) 676 5954.

Email: [email protected]

SPECIALITY: One of their biggest stores with an extensive selection of beverages.

African and Eastern – Tourist Club Area

TGI-Fridays Restaurant – Ground floor, Mubarak Syed Hamad Building, Al Zahiyah.

Everyday 9am-10pm. Tel: (02) 677 0774.

High Spirits – Tourist Club Area

Al Diar Capital Hotel, Meena Street, Al Zahiyah.

Everyday 9am-10pm. Tel: (02) 677 8370.

Email: [email protected]

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Al Danah/Najda

Spinneys – Hamdan

Next to Yateem Optician Building, Al Danah.

Sat-Weds 9am-10pm, Thurs 10am-9.30pm, Fri 3.30pm-8.30pm.

Tel: (02) 677 0577.  Email: [email protected]

Spinneys – Najda

Najda Street (Behind ADNOC Oil Station), Al Danah. Sat-Weds 9am-10pm, Thurs 10am-9.30pm, Fri 3.30pm-8.30pm.

Tel: (02) 671 7992.

Email: [email protected]

Gray Mackenzie – Najda

Zone 1E18-02 (Opposite Burjeel Hospital), Al Danah.

Everyday 9am-10pm.  Tel: (02) 671 9623.

Email: [email protected]

Conveniently located on Najda Street with ample parking at the front & at the back of the store.

The Spot Liquor Store – Najda

Building no: 1935, 5 Najda Street, Zone 1E11, Al Danah.

Weekdays 9am-10pm. Tel: 056 709 9821.

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Al Nahyan

African and Eastern – Salam

2nd Floor, Al Salam, Hazza Bin Zayed the 1st Street, Al Nayhan.

Everyday 9am-10pm. Tel: (02) 643 3888.

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Spinneys – Muroor

4th Street (Opposite Taxi Stand & next to EMKE Building), Muroor. Sat-Weds 10am-9pm, Thurs 10am-9.30pm, Fri 3.30pm-8.30pm. Tel: (02) 641 9366.

Email: [email protected]

Al Manhal/ Al Karamah

Eurostar Cellars – Airport Road

Janna Place, Delma Street, Al Karamah. Everyday 9am-10pm.

Tel: (02) 443 7112.

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World Trade Centre (WTC)

Gray Mackenzie – World Trade Centre (WTC)

Khalifa Bin Zayed the 1st Street, WTC Mall (Main entrance Lift: B2).

Sunday to Wednesday 10am-10pm, Thurs and Friday 10am-12am. Tel: (02) 444 9773.

Email: [email protected]

Located inside the WTC Mall. Free mall parking for three hours.

Al Khalidiyah

The Spot Liquor Store – Khalidiyah

Al Markaziah West (Near Landmark Tower), W5, Khalidiyah.

Weekdays 9am-10pm, Friday 1.30pm-10pm. Tel: 054 305 8786.

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Gray Mackenzie – Khalidiyah

Oud Al Hisan Street (Near Khalidiyah Mall), Khalidiyah.

Everyday 9am-10pm. Tel: (02) 665 2334

Email: [email protected]

Gray Mackenzie Khalidiyah Alcohol Store

African + Eastern – Khalidiyah

Al Qubaisi Building – Ground Floor, Rashed Mohamed Hussain – Khalidiyah Street

Everyday 9am-10pm. Tel: (02) 667 6041

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High Spirits – Oryx

Oryx Hotel, Zayed the First Street (Near Emirates Post Office), Khalidiyah.

Everyday 9am-10pm. Tel: (02) 650 5992. Email: [email protected]

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Spinneys – Khalidiyah

Spinneys Supermarket Building, 6th Street, Khalidiyah.

Sat-Weds 9am-10pm, Thurs 10am-9.30pm, Fri 3.30pm-8.30pm.

Tel: (02) 681 2356. Email: [email protected]

Musaffah

Spinneys – Musaffah

Musaffah Industrial M09, Sania (Behind Danube Building Materials), Musaffah.

Weekdays 10am-8.30pm, Fri 3.30pm-8.30pm. Tel: (02) 554 3731.

Email: [email protected]

Spinneys – Musaffah ICAD

Musaffah Industrial M40, 11th Street (Near Al Rusha Arabic Restaurant), Musaffah.

Weekdays 10am-8pm, Fri 4pm-8pm. Tel: (02) 551 1340.

Email: [email protected]

High Spirits – Musaffah 09

9GF4+JF Musaffah Industrial M09 (Back of Royal Emirates Supermarket), Musaffah.

Everyday 9am -10pm. Tel: (02) 555 4082.

Email: [email protected]     

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High Spirits – Musaffah 40

Musaffah Industrial M40, C6 14th Street, Al Ghazal, Musaffah.

Everyday 9am -10pm. Tel: (02) 622 6927.

Email: [email protected] 

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Gray Mackenzie – Musaffah

Musaffah Industrial M40, Musaffah.

Everyday 9am -10pm. Tel: (02) 554 3919.

Email: [email protected]

Five minute walk from ICAD Gate 2.

Eurostar Cellars – Musaffah

Musaffah Industrial M42 (Near Emirates Steel Mill), Musaffah. Everyday 9am-10pm.

Tel: (02) 649 1567.

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African + Eastern – Musaffah M17

Musaffah Industrial M17, 12th Street, (Near National Taxi Office), Musaffah.

Everyday 9am -7pm. Tel: (02) 559 7655.

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African + Eastern – Musaffah M34

Musaffah Industrial M34 (Near KM Trading), Musaffah.

Tel: (02) 550 2387. Email: [email protected]

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Windmill – Mussafah

Mussafah Industrial M11 (Near RAK Bank ATM), Mussafah.

Everyday 9am-10pm. Tel: 056 534 7690.

Email: [email protected]

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The Spot Liquor Store – Mussafah 37

Next to Alsa Automotive Engineering, Mussafah.

Everyday 9am-10pm. Tel: 056 369 1585.

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Al Maryah Island

Spinneys – Galleria

Level C, Parking near section B, (Next to Waitrose Supermarket), Al Maryah Island. Sat-Weds 10am-9pm, Thurs 10am-9.30pm, Fri 3.30pm-8.30pm. Tel: (02) 672 7845.

Email: [email protected]

Spinneys Galleria Alcohol Store

Mohamed Bin Zayed City (MBZ)

Eurostar Cellars – Shabiya 12

Mussafah Shabiya 12, (Next to Al Ansari Exchange and opposite Baniyas Supermarket), Mohamed Bin Zayed City. Everyday 9am-10pm. Tel: (02) 565 8870.

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Peninsula – MBZ

Building C139, Shabiya 12, Mohamed Bin Zayed City.

Everyday 9.30am -10pm. Tel: (02) 445 4043. 

Email: [email protected]

Free parking at front of shop.

Mafraq

African + Eastern – Mafraq

Ground floor (Near Al Madeena Supermarket), Al Mazari Road, Mafraq Industrial Area.

Tel: (02) 558 0866.

Email: [email protected]

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African + Eastern – Mafraq Al Jaber

Workers City 1 (Near Emirates Ready Mix), Mafraq Industrial Area.

Tel: (02) 309 3820.

Email: [email protected]

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So that concludes our list for Abu Dhabi. Next up we’ll have where to buy alcohol in the Northern Emirates, so let us know if you have any recommendations! If you still can’t find your way, you can find a High Spirits store locator here and a Spinneys Beverages store locator here, a Peninsula store locator here and a Gray Mackenzie & Partners locator here.

 

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