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Sunday, April 01, 2007
Alcahol Legal in Kuwait !
Headline News
Alcohol legal in Kuwait
Published Date: April 01, 2007

KUWAIT: In a surprise move aimed at fostering tourism, Kuwait's government announced yesterday that alcohol would be legalised in Kuwait starting May 25 after more than 40 years of prohibition. Alcohol will be available only in five star establishments or at state liquor outlets and sold only to non-Muslim expatriates holding a liquor-consuming ration cards. Each expatriate will be allowed five bottles of liquor or 100 bottles of beer per month at government regulated stores. Any Muslim caught buying or consuming alcohol will face stiff penalties.
In December 1964, Kuwait's government banned all liquor within its borders following a series of drunken driving fatalities, primarily of citizens. Prohibition triggered a flourishing underground bootlegging trade both in smuggled alcohol and bathtub gin.
This past week, international beverage firm Eastern Liquors has won the sole distribution license and will be partnering with local establishments for sales and marketing. EL is a regional leader in beverage distribution, with operations in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Doha and Manama.
Sources within the security forces told Kuwait Times that a special squad of 225 local police have already undergone training in the United Arab Emirates and Britain for handling drunk drivers. Persons caught driving while intoxicated face up to five years in jail and a KD 10,000 fine.
Establishments that will be licensed to sell alcohol include : baqqalat Tahran, mazaj center and Yabeela Coop.

Happy April Fools’ Day

- Kuwait Times ( kuwaittimes.net)


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  • At April 01, 2007 2:22 PM, Blogger Witty


    I Swear!! Te9arwa3t!!!!!!!!!!! I was like NO FREAKING WAY!!!


    (3ad 7asafa kateb April's Fool bel akher! Chan khallaita for tomorrow to say so LOLLLL)

    I swear! GLABI 6a7 el ba6ni :s hefff

  • At April 01, 2007 2:23 PM, Blogger Witty

    PS. Tara hal law mawjood actually in Pakistan lol

    Elly kateb el khabar Pakistani? :P

  • At April 01, 2007 2:24 PM, Blogger sologa-bologa

    أول شي
    الحمدلله على السلامة

    وبنبارك لأنفسنا عودكم الميمون


    جان زين ما تصير كذبة
    بس اشمعنى في 25مايو

    والحمدلله على السلامة مرة أخرى

    ودمتم بحب

  • At April 01, 2007 3:52 PM, Blogger BLaSha


  • At April 02, 2007 2:35 AM, Blogger eshda3wa


    allah laygoool!

    hatha ele nag9
    ebroo7hum elnass yaneen o ga3deen oo hal mara alchohol
    no thank u
    leave it for the black market!

    oh n happy aprils fools!
    (do ppl say that?)

  • At April 02, 2007 6:14 AM, Blogger Cr8ivia

    tisarwa3 !
    agra sa6er sa6er
    akhaf osal li il akheer o ma alga inha chithba !

  • At April 02, 2007 9:18 AM, Blogger Drama Div@

    i was having an early birthday party last nite.. it was a blast... the best april fool ever!

  • At April 02, 2007 4:58 PM, Blogger wonders.me


    Yabeela Coop

  • At April 02, 2007 9:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous


  • At April 02, 2007 10:41 PM, Blogger UmmEl3yal

    LOL .. Sakat dahran wa na6agha ... ;)

    Welcome back :)

  • At April 02, 2007 11:51 PM, Blogger Fuzzy

    Cheers ya'll hehehe

    i guess opening a bar wouldnt be such a profitable Bizniz :P

    witty how u doing ? long time no see, been like months heh, interesting that you know about the Alcahol Law in Pakistan ! kel mn fi galbah shesma :P

    sologa how u doin buddy, longtime its been, saved ya a bottle of shesma vimto hehehe

    ummel3eyal lets open a bar and call it " Bar " since its gonna be the first and only lol fa mmmm ok ok it was april fools joke , so how about that bar ? hehe duh

  • At April 03, 2007 6:55 PM, Blogger Ni3Na3aH

    LoL.. 7ady 9adagt wana agrah.. khara3tny!!! aham shay el tadreeb bara to know how to handle drunk drivers..nice one LOL

  • At April 03, 2007 10:25 PM, Blogger UmmEl3yal

    LOL .. Rahash Bar; 3al mood Chocolate Bar :))

    Great to have you back !

  • At April 05, 2007 7:25 AM, Blogger Ghasheema


    ow ana min siji I told my brother and we are both sticking our head to the screen reading ow akhratha april fools =D

    bas sij good one

    mazaj center HAA


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