United Arab Emirates Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations summary

Customs, Currency & Airport tax

All about United Arab Emirates
Capital city: Abu Dhabi
Currency: UAE Dirham (AED)
Local time: GMT + 4
Telephone code: + 971
Bank: Closed on Friday, open on Saturday  and Sunday.

Customs Rules

Import regulations:

Free import:1. If being 18 years or older: 400 cigarettes up to a value of AED 2,000.- and cigars up to a value of AED 3,000.... More information

Arms and Ammunition regulations:

A permit from the Ministry of Interior is required for firearms and ammunition.... More information

Export regulations:

Free export, proof of origin / purchase is required for large amounts of cash, gold and jewellery. ... More information


Cats, dogs and birds (incl. falcons) can be imported only as manifested cargo through approved ports and must be accompanied by:1. import per... More information

Baggage Clearance regulations:

Baggage must be cleared at the first point of entry. Exempt: - transiting within 24 hours and not going through custom... More information

Airport Embarkation Tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarkation at the airport.... More information

Currency regulations

Currency Import regulations: Local currency (United Arab Em. Dirham-AED) and... More information

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