List of banned items in Dubai that you should make sure you don’t carry with you


Are you travelling to Dubai? If you don’t want to get in trouble with Dubai Customs, make sure you aren’t carrying these items with you:

All kinds of narcotic drugs (hashish, cocaine, heroin, poppy seeds, hallucination pills, etc.)

Goods intended to be imported from boycotted countries

Goods from Israeli origin or bearing Israeli trademarks or logos

Crude ivory and rhinoceros horn

Gambling tools and machineries

Three layers fishing nets

Original engravings, prints, lithographs, sculpture and statues in any material

– Used, reconditioned and inlaid tires

Radiation polluted substances

Printed publications, oil paintings, photographs, pictures, cards, books, magazines stony sculptures and mannequins which contradict Islamic teachings, decencies, or deliberately implying immorality or turmoil

Any other goods, the importation of which is prohibited under the authority of UAE customs laws or any other laws in the country

Fake currency

Cooked and home-made foods

Source: Dubai Customs


Also read:

Personal items you can bring to Dubai without paying customs fees

Guide: Bringing gifts, cigarettes and alcohol to Dubai


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