There are certain restrictions on alcohol in the United Arab Emirates. However, it is a tolerant place provided you follow a few simple rules. You will not be able to buy alcohol in liquor shops or supermarkets in Dubai – an alcohol licence is required, and these are only issued to resident non-Muslims.
Alcohol can be purchased from the duty free shop in the airport on arrival, which you are free to consume in the comfort of your apartment. The allowance per person is four litres.