Moving to The United Arab Emirates (UAE)
PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED GOODS
It is prohibited to import the following items: wine & Liquor, all types of drugs, narcotics, arms & ammunitions, pornographic literature and audio/video tapes, religious books and audio/video tapes containing blasphemy against religion and beliefs. It is also prohibited to import items which go against the preservation of endangered animals (like Ivory, Tiger skin etc.).
Personal Effects and Household Goods
Generally all used Household goods are exempted from the payment of custom duty. If brand new items are found 5% of the CIF value of the goods will be charged as custom duty.