Outdoor markets sell fresh fish, vegetables, fruits and spices.
If you prefer dining out, the U.A.E. offers numerous world-class restaurants and cafes. All varieties of ethnic cuisine are available in hotels and restaurants. Fast food type outlets are also available and include some of the most well-known western outlets. Arabic, Lebanese and Indian fast food outlets are also plentiful. Starbucks and other coffee outlets are readily available. Tap Water in the U.A.E. is safe to drink and cook with but most people choose to drink bottled water and to use it for making tea and coffee. Local bottled water is cheap and approximately Dhs 1.5/litre bottle. Water coolers are available for rental and purchase and there are many water delivery services.
Alcohol is available to non-Muslims. Alcohol is sold in most hotel restaurants and pubs. After receiving Residence Visa, you can apply for a liquor permit, which allows you to purchase alcohol in specialist outlets to drink at home. Liquor permits may only be used in the Emirate in which they are issued.