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Prohibited Items

Abu Dhabi International Airport

Prohibited / Restricted Items

  • Controlled substances such as cannabis, opium etc. are banned and the penalties for handling these drugs are severe.
  • The importation of firearms and dangerous weapons is also restricted
  • Religious propaganda, potentially offensive printed matter, CDs videos or films should not be brought into the country.
  • Strict copyright laws are being enforced in the UAE, pirated video and audiotapes or illegal computer software will be confiscated.

Duty Free Allowances

  • 4 liters of alcohol or one carton / 24 cans of beer
  • AED2000 worth of cigarettes or 400 sticks of cigarettes
  • AED3000 worth of cigars
  • 2 kg tobacco
  • AED3000 worth of gifts including perfume

Dubai International Airport – Prohibited Items List

Sharp items, or items which could reasonably be used as a weapon, must not be carried in hand luggage. This includes: scissors with pointed blades, knives, razor blades, tools, replica or toy guns, corkscrews and sporting bats.

Full list:-

Please note that this list includes common prohibited items but is't inclusive...

Item

Carry-on

Checked

Personal Nails grooming kit - Cuticle Cutters, Nail Clippers and Metal Nail Files

No

Yes

Knives – any sharp item such as scissors, swords, blades, box cutters, razor blades, Knitting and Crochet Needles, Cigar Cutters, Axes, Hatchets and Corkscrews

No

Yes

Safety Razors - including disposable razors.

Yes

Yes

Umbrellas and Walking Canes- allowed in carry-on baggage once they have been inspected to ensure that prohibited items are t concealed.

Yes

Yes

Electronic devices – Camcorders, Laptop Computers, Mobile Phones, Pagers, Personal Data Assistants (PDA’s) and iPods - allowed in carry-on baggage once they have been inspected to ensure that prohibited items are t concealed.

Yes

Yes

Sports equipment - Baseball Bats, Bows and Arrows, Cricket Bats, Golf Clubs, Hockey Sticks, Pool Cues, Ski Poles, Spear Guns, Bowling Balls and Skating shoes with blades

No

Yes

Firearms – all types of firearms such as BB Guns, Compressed Air Guns, Flare Guns, Hand Grenades, Ammunition and parts of firearms

No

No

Tools – Hammers, Drills and drill bits, Saws, Screwdrivers (including eyeglasses repair kit), Wrenches and Pliers

No

Yes

Martial Arts Weapons - Billy Clubs, Black Jacks, Brass Knuckles, Nunchakus and Throwing Stars

No

Yes

Dangerous Goods – Flares, Lighters, Gun Powder, Dynamite, Fireworks, Gas Torches, Fuels such as Gasoline and Lighter Fluid, Turpentine and Paint Thinner

No

No

Stun Guns/Shocking Devices

No

No

Explosives and any of their components

No

No

High speed tape

No

Yes

Ropes and Electrical wires longer than 3 meters

No

Yes

Laser pointer

No

Yes

Handcuff

No

No

LAGs – within the allowed 100ml container limit in a transparent plastic bag t bigger than 20x20 cm – please refer tothe LAGs regulations for further details

Yes

Yes

LAGs – Larger than 100 ml containers

No

Yes


Other dangerous goods which cannot be carried in hand or hold luggage are: fireworks, flammable liquids and solids, instruments containing mercury, non-safety matches

Sharjah International Airport – Prohibited Items

Items that are not permitted into Sharjah by the arriving passenger include:

  • Psychotropic substances
  • Endangered wildlife species
  • Firearms
  • Obscene articles and publications
  • Uncooked edible seafood, fruits and vegetables from cholera infected areas

Duty Free Imports

  • 2000 cigarettes and 400 cigars and 2 kilograms of tobacco
  • 150 grams of perfume
  • 2 litres of spirits and 2 litres of wine, provided the passenger is a non-Muslim and atleast 18 years of age.
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