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Old July 26th, 2009, 04:10 PM
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Default Dubai tobacco/shisha customs regulations

Im going dubai next week, was just wondering if anyone knew what the limit is when bringing back shisha tobacco?
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Old July 26th, 2009, 04:45 PM
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Default Re: Dubai tobacco/shisha customs regulations

None, just hide it in your suit case.
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Old July 26th, 2009, 05:17 PM
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None, just hide it in your suit case.
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Old July 26th, 2009, 05:33 PM
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Default Re: Dubai tobacco/shisha customs regulations

legally 500grams

But illegally as much as you want

When i went 2 yrs ago i brang 20 kilos back in my luggage and no one stopped me or said anything
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Old July 26th, 2009, 06:17 PM
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Default Re: Dubai tobacco/shisha customs regulations

they won't mind you flying out of Dubai with whatever u have ....... the problem is when u r back home ...... check ur local customs
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Old July 26th, 2009, 09:17 PM
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hmm does anyone know how strict the UK customs are on shisha tobacco?
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Old July 27th, 2009, 01:41 AM
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hmm does anyone know how strict the UK customs are on shisha tobacco?
I think you're allowed to bring up to 250 grams, without paying tax. But like other people have said, just hide it in your suitcase.
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Old July 27th, 2009, 01:56 AM
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Default Re: Dubai tobacco/shisha customs regulations

australia is 250 grams then you have to pay and declare,
i hear UK is strict,
just call em up.
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Old July 27th, 2009, 02:17 AM
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Default Re: Dubai tobacco/shisha customs regulations

I can only speak for Germany, because I live there:P. Here it is 250 grams also, if you get caught with more you will have to pay a fine + a tobacco and import tax, so you end up paying like 5 times more^^
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Old July 27th, 2009, 08:37 AM
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Default Re: Dubai tobacco/shisha customs regulations

i like how when i came through the german customs a few weeks back when i moved out here they didnt even have people at the cutoms stands... i could've brought in all my tobacco no worries, but now its just sitting back at my old house waiting for my return!
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Old July 27th, 2009, 11:00 AM
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Default Re: Dubai tobacco/shisha customs regulations

why not just buy all you want then mail it to your self i have a friend do that he mailed 30 kilos plus the 250 grams he had in his suit case to hold him over till the rest got to him
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Old July 27th, 2009, 11:04 AM
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why not just buy all you want then mail it to your self i have a friend do that he mailed 30 kilos plus the 250 grams he had in his suit case to hold him over till the rest got to him
Theys more chance this will get caught in customs, then him bringing it himself, plus postage cost for 30 odd kilos will be over 100
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Old July 27th, 2009, 11:54 AM
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il just be bringing bak around 3kg so it should be ok in my suitcase i guess
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Default Re: Dubai tobacco/shisha customs regulations

i can tell you about german customs, i think it will be similar in britain:

you can bring 250g from outside the EU to your country within the EU without paying anything.
if you want to bring more, you can pay a flatrate fee of 40€/1kg but if its more than 5kg they will deal with it like its for trade, so you cant import it.
if you try to avoid the fees and they get you by passing the "green light" at the customs you will have to pay the complete taxes + a surcharge of the same worth. so they will cost more than buying it in your country
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Default Re: Dubai tobacco/shisha customs regulations

I understand if it's a gift they won't say much, could be wrong, why not wrap a few kg in gift wrap. Place false card like from "Grandma" etc. on them put them in your suitcase and if anyone asks just tell them you haven't opened them yet. J/K LOL


Truthfully not sure how it is in UK but in USA if they decide to arses they can actually slap you with prison time and confiscate the packages. The really sad thing is that customs can decide to interpret the laws practically any way they desire.
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Default Re: Dubai tobacco/shisha customs regulations

i know 10 people that came back with 10 kilos each with no problems so it should be fine

Just take it out of the outter box and keep the containers in the package

Or remove all packaging like the containers as well and just keep the zip lock bag in your luggage and post the containers to yourself
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