American with no liquor license nervously walks into UAE liquor store, pays with cash, survives

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ABU DHABI – Concerned by news articles reporting arrested Westerners facing lashes and even death by the UAE’s justice system, but totally overcome by a desire to become intoxicated by the smooth taste of Western beer, American Justin Roberts walked inconspicuously into an Abu Dhabi liquor store, picked up a six pack of beer, did not look into the cashier’s eyes, and paid with 100 dirhams cash.

Roberts, who was just visiting the city, made then purchase without the special license required by Emirati law to buy alcohol.

At last check, Justin was alive and drunk.

(To protect the identity of the liquor store — we like going there, okay?! — the picture used in this post is an unrelated Abu Dhabi picture.)

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