3. Goods from Israeli origin or bearing Israeli trademarks or logos
4. Crude Ivory and Rhinoceros horn
5. Gambling tools and machineries
6. Three layers fishing nets
7. Original engravings, prints, lithographs, sculpture and statues in any material
8. Used, reconditioned and inlaid tires
9. Radiation polluted substances
10. Printed publications, oil paintings, photographs, pictures, cards, books, magazines stony sculptures and mannequins which contradict Islamic teachings, decencies, or deliberately implying immorality or turmoil
11. Any other goods, the importation of which is prohibited under the authority of U.A.E. customs laws or any other laws in the country
12. Forged and duplicate currency
13. Cooked and home-made foods
What is allowed when you travel?
1. Passenger’s personal belongings are permitted entry and shall be exempted from customs fees.
2. Still and moving image video cameras with their appropriate tapes, films and accessories.
3. Cash money, currencies and travelers cheques altogether less than Dh100,000 and the passenger’s age shall not be less than 18 years old.
4. Radio systems, combined broadcasting apparatus, CD and DVD players with agreeable quantities.
5. Agreeable quantities of projectors for displaying slides and films including accessories.
7. Mobile telephone.
8. Portable TV sets.
9. Computers including laptops.
10. Baby strollers.
11. Portable music equipment.
12. Sports equipment.
13. Portable typing sets.
14. Portable calculators.
15. Disabled wheelchairs and cars.
Carry on vs. Checked in
According to Emirates Airlines, Batteries that are spare or loose, including lithium metal or lithium ion cells or batteries, for portable electronic devices must be carried in carry-on baggage only.
Articles which have the primary purpose as a power source, e.g. power banks are considered as spare batteries. These batteries must be individually protected to avoid short-circuit. Each passenger is limited to a maximum of 20 spare batteries.
Batteries, exceeding 100 watt hours or 2 grams lithium content
Lithium Batteries, spare or loose with a Watt-hour rating exceeding 100 watt hours but not exceeding 160 watt hours for consumer electronic devices and Portable Medical Electronic Devices (PMED) or with a lithium content exceeding 2 grams but not exceeding 8 grams for PMED only require special permission from the airline. A maximum of two spare batteries are allowed in carry-on baggage only. These batteries must be individually protected to prevent short circuit.
E-cigarettes (including e-cigars, e-pipes, Electric Portable Incense (Perfume) Burner or other personal vaporizers) containing batteries must be individually protected to prevent accidental activation. They cannot be placed in your checked in luggage. Can only be travelled with on a carry on.
Personal motorised vehicles
For safety reasons, airports in the UAE will not accept personal motorised vehicles such as hover boards, Segways and smart or self-balancing wheels on flights. Dubai Airports for example prohibits the carriage of all such devices – with or without batteries - as checked–in or carry–on baggage. This regulation still applies even if you’re connecting in the UAE from an airline that has accepted them.
Gas cartridges, small, non-flammable
Gas cartridges that are small and non-flammable and containing carbon dioxide or other gases require special permissions from each airlines and not more than one device per customer.
Smart bags: Do or Don’t?
Whether you’re flying with Emirates or any other airline, bear in mind that if you are flying to the United States, smart luggage smart luggages has been banned since January 2018.
A number of other airlines, have banned smart bags from the hold unless the lithium battery can be removed. Smart bags use lithium batteries to run GPS tracking systems, phone chargers and electronic locks, which have been linked to fires on planes.
Passengers can carry the bag into the cabin if it’s small and the battery can be switched off.