Activity Prohibitions

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HS heading Product /description Reasons for prohibition Authorizing agency
0908; 1302; 1207; 1211; 2939 Narcotics Federal Law No.(6) of 1986;  Dubai Customs Admin; Circular No.1782 of 1982; Government Decision of 1966 MI
MJ
MH
MAF
Counterfeit money Government Decision of 1966
Federal Law No.(10) of 1980
CB
4907.0031 Banknotes in circulation
4907.0032 Banknotes not yet in legal circulation
7118 Coins
Decision by Israel Boycott Office prohibiting goods from Israel, bearing Israeli marks or logos Federal Law No.(15) of 1972 MEP
0507.1000 Crude ivory (ivory) and rhinoceros’ horn Decision by Crown Prince Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid on 28 May 1989 MEP
9504.3000 Gambling tools and machineries MI
5608.1100 3-layer nylon fishing nets Decision by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries No.(34) of 1988;  Counsel of Ministers Decree No.(173/9) of 1988 MAF
49
701
9702.0000
9703.0000
Printed matter, oil painting, photograph, pictures, cards, books, magazines, and stone sculptures that contradict Islamic teachings, decency or deliberately imply immorality or turmoil Ministry of Information Decisions Nos.(75), (31) and (156) of 1988, 1986 and 1996 respectively MIC
9701
9702
9703
Works of art that contradict the Islamic teachings, decency or deliberately imply immorality or turmoil
4012 Used and reconditioned tyres MFI
1704.9090 Candies in cigarette form M
Children’s toys in form of dinosaur, etc. consisting of lead Decision No. (53/2/60/2003) M
MEP
MH
MAF
9503.4100 Toys representing animals or non-human creatures, stuffed
9503.4900 Toys representing animals or non-human creatures, not stuffed
0106.3100 Falcon hunting is prohibited from September until March each year except for:
falcons with permits under CITES Convention;
falcons bearing passports;  and
sick falcons arriving for treatment with permits from the Environment Research Authority
Ministerial Decree No.(166/94);  Ministry of Interior Decision No.(1/43) of 2003; Ministry of Interior Decision No. (1631) of 1998 MAF
ADP
FEA
2928 Ozone layer depleting substances Decision by Chairman of Federal Environment Authority No. (13) of 1999 FEA
MH
MEP
C
2903 Halogenated derivatives of hydrocarbons
2908.1000 Halogenated, sulphonated or nitrosated derivatives of phenols or phenol-alcohols containing only halogen substitutes and their salts
Radiation-polluted substances Federal Decree No. (1) of 2002 MH
ME
FEA
MI
C
6811 Sheets and pipes of asbestos-cement Part of Federal Law No.(24) of 1999, in accordance with the system for circulation of dangerous materials and refuse MH
M
9013.2000 Laser pens MI
Dangerous trash Part of Federal Law No.(24) of 1999, in accordance with the system for circulation of dangerous materials and refuse MH
M
FEA
2403.1030 Chopped or compressed tobacco (pan) Local Ordinance by Sheik Hamdan Bin Rashid No.(98) of 1996 M
C
1602.4 Swine and its products Ministry of Economy and Commerce Decision No.(4/7/1234/79);  Dubai Customs C
7326.2020 Steel wire articles for fishing Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Decision No.(34) of 1991 MAF
7204 Ferrous waste and scrap Customs Notice No. (6/2003); Counsel of Ministers Decree No.1/294 of 2003 MFI
7404.0000 Copper waste and scrap
7503.0000 Nickel waste and scrap
7602.0000 Aluminium waste and scrap
7802.0000 Lead waste and scrap
7902.0000 Zinc waste and scrap
8002.0000 Tin waste and scrap
8101 – 8112 Waste and scrap of other base metals
8548.1000 Waste and scrap of primary cells, primary batteries and electric accumulators; spent primary cells, spent primary batteries and spent electric accumulators
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