UAE Customs Regulations

United Arab Emirates Customs Information

The following items may be imported into the United Arab Emirates without incurring customs duty:

• 400 cigarettes and cigars up to AED3,000 in value (for personal use) and 2kg of tobacco.
• 4l of spirits or 24 cans of beer (non-Muslims over 18 years only).
• A reasonable amount of perfume for personal use.

Note: It is prohibited to bring alcohol into Sharjah and this is usually not allowed if entering the UAE by land.

Prohibited Imports
Firearms and dangerous weapons, religious propaganda, unstrung pearls except for personal use, raw seafood (only when visiting Dubai and/or Sharjah), fruit and vegetables from cholera-infected areas.

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