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DHL Express Import Guidelines: United Arab Emirates

Shipping guidelines, standard prohibitions and restrictions to consider when sending express shipments to United Arab Emirates.

Prohibited Commodities for United Arab Emirates

  • Gambling devices
  • Ivory
  • Plant products
  • Plants
  • Pornography

Shipping Commodities – What You Need to Know

Certain commodities are considered as “Non-Document” and need to be accompanied by an invoice and, in some cases, additional customs documentation. Other commodities are considered simply as a “Document” and only require a DHL Waybill to be completed. The following list explains what you need to do in order to ship various commodities.

Document Commodities (Require only DHL Waybill)

Advertising brochures/pamphlets
Airline tickets, blank stock (NI)
Airline tickets, issued/validated
Annual reports
Artwork inc.drawings/proofs/layouts
Blank forms
Blueprints
Booklets, brochures (non-adv.)
Business cards
Calendars
Cash letters (NI)
Catalogues
Charts/graphs
Cheques, blank (NI)
Cheques, cancelled (NI)
Cheques, cashier (NI)
Computer printouts
Deeds
Diaries
Diplomatic mail
Documents, general business
Drawings, technical/architect/eng.
Invoices, blank
Invoices, not blank
Labels
Manuals, technical
Manuscripts
Maps
Money orders (NI)
Music, printed or manuscript
Negatives, including x-rays, films
Newspapers
Pamphlets
Passports
Personal mail
Photographs
Photos as part of business reports
Plans/drawings-arch/indust/eng. pur
Playing cards
Postal envelopes
Price lists
Price tickets for garments
Publication not for public resale
Ship manifest-computer generated
Shipping schedules
Transparencies
Visa applications

Commodities where you should contact your local Customer Service advisor to clarify shipping requirements

Alcoholic beverages
Coal & firewood
Communications equipment
Compact disc
Cotton
Cotton seed
Diskettes
Drugs: non-prescription
Drugs: prescription
Films: 8mm, 16mm & 35mm
Films: entertainment
Films: promotional, training
Foodstuffs
Isopropanol
Laser disc
Liquids, non-hazardous
Magazines, periodicals, journals
Medical samples
Military equipment
Perishables
Phones/modems
Radar equip.-transmitters/receivers
Seeds
Telecommunications equipment
Tobacco
All other commodities are Non-Document in nature and should be accompanied by a DHL Waybill and an Invoice.