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Liquor Permit

By saprkss

Any one knows about liquor permit, how to avail and what's the procudure and how much i have to pay.

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By jagdish.utwani• 4 years 11 months ago.

Dear All,

I need some information on the Liquor license. Right now in Doha i am working in one company and my employer is not my sponsor.

I have a provisional appointment letter from company stating my basic gross and other breakup of my salary.

When i go to QDC for liquor permit this provisional appointment letter will work or there has to be some official letter from employer to QDC stating for the permit?

Request for the early response.

By lawrencehope• 5 years 8 months ago.

is it really needed that the letter is addressed to QDC? or just a simple salary certificate would do just fine? thank you.

By lawrencehope• 5 years 8 months ago.

what is the salary bracket needed to acquire liquor permit?

By tintin500• 6 years 5 months ago.
Rating: 4/5

Hi All,

QDC Timings have changed.

The new timings are 10:30 A.M to 07:30 P.M (Saturday to Thursday)

And latest Tel Nos. are 44699412/44699413/44687547

By elmerm• 8 years 6 months ago.

How many percent of my basic salary can QDC give me as limit of my purchases. Is it 20 percent of my basic salary?

By Qtvm• 8 years 6 months ago.


I obtained a letter for Liquor License from My company in which the statement is as "his gross salary is 6000, he is also drawing a House Rent Allowance of 1500". It doesn't mention the term basic salary, instead "gross salary" is used. i am gonna submit ma application soon. Can anybody advsie me if there is a problem or not.



By zeno• 9 years 5 months ago.

@ magicgarden

The person holding the permit of the largest Alcohol shop in qatar is a qatari.

No harm meant, thats the fact.

By anonymous• 9 years 5 months ago.

Actually Qatar is an Islamic country. Who told you that the government of Qatar sells alcohol?

By zeno• 9 years 5 months ago.
Rating: 5/5

Drive along C-ring road from the airport. You will come to ‚Ramada junction‚traffic light signals with the Ramada hotel on your right. Turn left onto Salwa Road. Drive over the fly-over and along Salwa road. Eventually you will come to a roundabout with a sign pointing towards the whole markets.

Take the third exit off the roundabout. Drive along the road (whole market street), going straight ahead at the roundabout by the markets, for several kilometres. Eventually you will come to a building with black railings. Turn left straight after the railings, and just before the Qatar Technical College. Follow the road round and you will come to the Qatar Distribution Company.

Its open all day except Friday.

the saturday timing are different. Thats all.

By saprkss• 9 years 5 months ago.
Rating: 4/5

Thanks galloper and zeno for your useful informatin and i never take alcohol outside my home and nor drive vehicle. u mention the timing for shop on sat only is it on that day only we can purchase. Is it permit office and shop in same location can u pls give the location of the shop.

By zeno• 9 years 5 months ago.
Rating: 5/5

The only licensed shop you can buy alcohol at is the Qatar Distribution Company. They have only two shops in the country, one of which is in Doha. Nevertheless, the Doha branch, though hidden away in a dusty corner, is superb. There is a large range of alcohol, though it is weak on beer, the shop is large and cool and the staff extremely helpful. Prices do vary

Qatar Distribution Centre: Contact Details

Tel: 4699412/4699413/4687547

Address: PO Box 9483, Doha, Qatar

To obtain an alcohol permit you need a letter from your employer written in English. (An Arabic letter accompanied by a stamped translation is usually also acceptable). This must be signed and stamped by an authorised person in your company and be addressed to the Qatar Distribution Company. It must state the applicant’s position, basic salary (must be above 4000 riyals or 1100 dollars,

The applicant must also provide their ID/passport and residence permit (photocopies are acceptable) and a 1000 riyal (275 dollar) returnable deposit. You also have to complete an application form, and state your religion.

Opening Hours

Permit Office Sun - Thu 8.00 a.m. - 7.30 p.m.

Sat 10.30 a.m. - 7.30 pm

Shop Sat - Thu 10.30 a.m. - 7.30 p.m.

Hope this will help... and please dont drink and drive :) .

By galloper48• 9 years 5 months ago.
Rating: 5/5

Company letter stating your BASIC SALARY + Other Allowances in Detail...your ID Card Copy...a refundable QR 1000/- CASH DEPOSIT (No Card system there)...and they'll take a snap of you there itself...and volla you have got yourself a Liquor Permit...

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