Be aware that some everyday items may also be banned.
Possession of painkillers, for example, and some cold and flu remedies is considered illegal and if you are found with them on your person you could be on the receiving end of mandatory four-year prison sentence.
The driver observed them in his interior mirror and drove them straight to the nearest police station. There are a number of products that are on the UAE’s banned list and cannot be brought into the country.Pornographic material, drugs and anti-Islamic material are not permitted.Do not take custom laws lightly and be extremely conscious of what may be on your possession when you enter the country. Consider the case of one Swiss man who was sentenced to four years in prison after poppy seeds from a bread roll he had eaten in Heathrow were found on his clothes.In a further case British tourist Keith Brown was sentenced to four years in jail after Dubai customs officers found a 0.003g trace of cannabis stuck to his shoe.
In 2010 she was sentenced to one month in prison for allegedly kissing and stroking the back of British Dubai-based marketing executive Ayman Najafi in public.
In a further case in 2007, an unmarried Indian couple were sentenced to a year in prison after being caught hugging and kissing in the back seat of a taxi.