The Ministry of Information/Department of Information controls the import of print and visual media articles Like books, CDS, VCDs. The articles/items will be released ONLY after inspecting/censuring it to the importer. Normally anything which contradict with the values, tradition and morality of the land will be banned.
Five per cent of the value in CIF (Cost Freight Insurance) terms except for alcohol and cigarettes. 50% Duty payable for alcohol while 100% for cigarettes.
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Consignees holding a UAE federal or Ras Al Khaimah Economic Department license or any of the four Free Zone licenses.
Agents holding a Ras Al Khaimah Economic Department Clearing and Forwarding (C&F) license may also clear cargo on behalf of consignees.
Gifts whose value does not exceed AED 3,000. The Number of cigarettes should not exceed (400) cigarettes, (50) cigars, (500) grams of tobacco (minced or pressed for pipes), minced or pressed tobacco for smoking, tobacco or mild-tasting tobacco. Exceeding the above will be dutiable. The amount of alcoholic beverages and beers should not exceed 4 liters of alcohol beverages, or 2 cartons of beer (each consisting of 24 cans, not exceeding 355 ml for each can or its equivalent). Any amount exceeding the above will be confiscated.