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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

No New Alcohol Permits at the QDC

Word is trickling into QatarVisitor about a new policy at the Qatar Disribution Centre, Doha's one and only off-licence.

Apparently, the QDC is not creating new alcohol permits at this time.

There have been rumours for months that the QDC is to be closed.

When we have questioned QDC staff members, they have just shrugged and said they don't know - they'd heard the rumours, it could happen tomorrow, but it hadn't happened yet.

The current ban on new permits is supposed to be a temporary one.

It could be a temporary move while the QDC tightens up the regulations - currently many lower salary members buy alcohol to sell on to non-permit members at vastly inflated prices.

We haven't heard yet whether they are renewing old permits - leave a comment if you know!

Also see: Buying Alcohol in Qatar