Duty free in United Arab Emirates
|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.Prohibitive imports:
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.Export regulations::
Free export, proof of purchase is required for large amounts of cash, gold and jewellery.Duty free shoping:
shopping is synonymous with visiting the UAE. All of the airports have
duty-free shops: two of the largest, at Abu Dhabi, Dubai are
particularly famous. Gold and jewellery are still the most popular
consumer items, but you can purchase a huge amount of goods in these
duty-free shops, including cigarettes, alcohol, leather goods,
electronic and photographic equipment, tapes, toys, perfumes and
cosmetics, luxury gifts, fashions and sporting equipment. Prices are
extremely competitive and duty-free promotions.
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