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Old Dec 30th 2009, 6:37 pm   #1
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Default What foodstuffs can I bring into the UAE?

Could anyone tell me if I can bring the following items into Dubai in my suitcase? I can't seem to find any previous threads, or indeed any external links to the issue!

- Rowntree's jelly (ok, I may not chance this one, 'cos they do contain pork!)
- dried, organic baby pasta shells
- organic baby food (unopened, non-pork)
- organic porridge oats (unopened)
- organic baby/toddler snacks (rice-cakes, etc... unopened)

Just asking, cos I find these products are either relatively hard to come by or almost prohibitively expensive in Dubai.

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I can't see that you would have a problem with any of the above .
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I can't see that you would have a problem with any of the above .
no problem, they are all available here...in spinneys and elsewhere...why you'd be arsed to bring them in mind is another matter...

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If you are taking stuff over, throw a couple of packs of decent black pudding in for me, would you...?
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If you are taking stuff over, throw a couple of packs of decent black pudding in for me, would you...?
hehe - I could imagine that black pudding would be a no-no on oh-so many levels!

Thanks for your input guys. As for why I would want to, well... I'm just weaning Master Kitty and have it in my head that I'd like him to have organic, or at least food that I can trust to not be pumped full of salt/sugar/crud. Plus, for example, our local AlMaya (sure, not the cheapest) does Organix kid's cereal bars - a 6 pack - for 54 AED. In Asda they're selling for £1.50. Nuff' said.
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DON'T bring any codeine (e.g. Cocodamol etc) - it's a banned drug in most GCC countries........... and UAE is especially strict on it.
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DON'T bring any codeine (e.g. Cocodamol etc) - it's a banned drug in most GCC countries........... and UAE is especially strict on it.
.... I know it's not a "foodstuff" but I thought I'd warn you anyway.
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DON'T bring any codeine (e.g. Cocodamol etc) - it's a banned drug in most GCC countries........... and UAE is especially strict on it.
And they don't seem to like vibrators also.
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Pork is not a problem if you are not a muslim. Put some frozen stuff in your suitcase well wraped and it will be ready to eat when you get here. I have taken Bacon into some weird places but not KSA. I did used to take stuff to Sudan everytime I went as it assured me of an Airport pick up.
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no problem, they are all available here...in spinneys and elsewhere...why you'd be arsed to bring them in mind is another matter...

how about chateaubriand patsy, is that allowed, lmao...

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OMG!! Wasn't that the loveliest dinner last night. I am having the leftovers for lunch lol
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OMG!! Wasn't that the loveliest dinner last night. I am having the leftovers for lunch lol
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Pork is not a problem if you are not a muslim. Put some frozen stuff in your suitcase well wraped and it will be ready to eat when you get here. I have taken Bacon into some weird places but not KSA. I did used to take stuff to Sudan everytime I went as it assured me of an Airport pick up.
that's interesting that pork isn't an issue - although I wouldn't attempt bringing fresh (even frozen) meat in a suitcase, if only because of potential leakage/hygiene issues.

Codeine I know about! I think I'd also steer clear of poppy seeds...
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