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United Arab Emirates Import Restrictions

In order to enter United Arab Emirates, certain goods are subject to specific controls and, regardless of their value and quantity, they require the consent of United Arab Emirates government, preferably, license must be obtained prior to passage through the customs, preventing the goods from being retained. On this page, you will see what kinds of items are prohibited from entering the United Arab Emirates, and which items need special documentation before exporting to United Arab Emirates.

Import restrictions

Senders should determine import restrictions from United Arab Emirates authorities before posting:

Special documentation

Commercial articles that exceed 500-dirhamsin value require:


In addition to items prohibited by Dangerous and Prohibited Goods & Packaging Post Guide and ECI International Courier Regulations, United Arab Emirates prohibits:

Transporting food of any kind is prohibited under ECI Platinum.