The official website set up to apply for an alcohol licence in Abu Dhabi emirate is not operational as planned. Officials said last week that the new electronic system would go into effect on July 1.
An official at the newly created Special Licence Office in Abu Dhabi advised, "Just keep trying to log in as IT technicians are already working to activate it.
"They just launched it today so we expect that by the evening or tomorrow, it will be operational."
The address, which can be used to download applications and submit necessary documents, is www.auhsl.ae.
The previous offices, operated by police, to issue the licences was closed at the end of last week. Residents can only apply online.