It is your own responsibility to ensure that you are aware of how current Customs regulations and your own personal circumstances affect the status of your shipment with regard to whether or not you will be liable to pay any duty or taxes on your shipment or certain items in it. Shipments can be cleared without employment pass if the owner is willing to pay GST. If a formal Customs entry has to be made, a fee may be charged for this. If you have dutiable goods in your shipment, you may be asked by Customs to supply documentary evidence (sales receipts, invoices, insurance papers, etc.) to ascertain your ownership of the goods, period of ownership, and their value.
Prohibited items include weapons, firearms (real or ornamental), ammunition, fire crackers, swords, daggers, spears etc, military uniform or equipment, alcohol, narcotics of all kinds, banned drugs, medicines, radio transmitter or communication equipment, statues and figures or animals with religious undertone, carvings and statues of humans especially in nude, pornographic materials, religious books other than dealing with Islamic beliefs and materials contrary to an Islamic State’s principles.
Please note that we will also not accept firearms, food stuffs and paint in any shipment. All video tapes, records, films, photographs, books, magazines, periodicals etc will be subject to review and censorship by the UAE Ministry of Information prior to release. Please note that all gas bottles for diving tanks, gas stoves and barbecues etc must be free of gas. Garden implements, outdoor furniture, golf clubs, tents, camping equipment, barbeques, shoes, bicycles, buggies/prams need to be cleaned thoroughly and be free of dirt, soil, grass, food etc. All dangerous goods are prohibited by sea and air shipments.