If you are a frequent flyer to United Arab Emirates (UAE), chances are you know this well, but if your maiden trip to UAE is scheduled in near future, here is something very important for you. Here is the list of items that are banned in UAE. Do not carry when you travel to or via UAE or Dubai.
What not to carry when Travelling to or via UAE
I am sure most of us are well aware of Khus-Khus (a spice used in Sweets and other Indian Delights). Recently a person who was traveling to the UK via Dubai and was carrying a Packet of Khus-Khus, and he is in jail now. According to the recent revisions in Laws, carrying Khus-Khus is an offense, and the punishment for this is a minimum of 20 years of imprisonment or even the death penalty as well. The reason behind this law is, Khus-Khus can be sprouted to grow Narcotics products.
- Khas-Khas (खस-खस) in any form like raw, roasted or cooked.
- Paan (पान )
- Beetle nut (सुपारी and its products, e.g. पान-पराग, etc.) qat leaf, betel leaf or nuts, niswar, and gutkha
- Chemicals and drugs are banned in the UAE else you need to carry a medical prescription from a UAE-licenced doctor approving of it. Also, you can carry only a three-month supply of prescription medicine, for their personal use.
- Goods of Israeli origin or bearing Israeli trademarks or logos
So, beware, as especially Khus-Khus is very commonly consumed in our homemade delights too. However, if you haven’t ever tried ‘Khus-Khus ka halwa’, go find its recipe and give it a shot. Trust me you will fall in love with it, also the Khus-Khus Sharbat is awesome, but keep your love limited to Indian boundaries only.