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Old Apr 14th 2008, 6:24 pm
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Hello chaps!

Hope you're all well and enjoying the sun!! I'm bloomin' freezing here in the Salop!

I just read in my trusty 'expat guide' that you cannot bring ivory or pearls into the Dubai!?!??!!

My two favourite things in life are pearls and popcorn....

Please tell me this is a rule for traders?

I don't want to leave my Jewells here in the cold!!

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Old Apr 14th 2008, 6:43 pm
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Originally Posted by BettyCrocker View Post
Hello chaps!

Hope you're all well and enjoying the sun!! I'm bloomin' freezing here in the Salop!

I just read in my trusty 'expat guide' that you cannot bring ivory or pearls into the Dubai!?!??!!

My two favourite things in life are pearls and popcorn....

Please tell me this is a rule for traders?

I don't want to leave my Jewells here in the cold!!

why would you have ivory then?
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Old Apr 14th 2008, 6:51 pm
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Originally Posted by BettyCrocker View Post
Hello chaps!

Hope you're all well and enjoying the sun!! I'm bloomin' freezing here in the Salop!

I just read in my trusty 'expat guide' that you cannot bring ivory or pearls into the Dubai!?!??!!

My two favourite things in life are pearls and popcorn....

Please tell me this is a rule for traders?

I don't want to leave my Jewells here in the cold!!

I'd leave the ivory where it is if I was you. Can't understand why you have it, but that's another story...
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I don't want to leave my Jewells here in the cold!!

Bring ur jewells leave the ivory
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All good advice. Leave the ivory - it is a criminal offence in most countries to import it - certainly in the UK where you will certainly return and probably in UAE.

I do not hope that someone shoots you and uses your teeth for personal adornment.
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Originally Posted by BettyCrocker View Post
Hello chaps!

Hope you're all well and enjoying the sun!! I'm bloomin' freezing here in the Salop!

I just read in my trusty 'expat guide' that you cannot bring ivory or pearls into the Dubai!?!??!!

My two favourite things in life are pearls and popcorn....

Please tell me this is a rule for traders?

I don't want to leave my Jewells here in the cold!!

why would you want ivory anyway...??

you have pearl and popcorn necklaces...interesting...

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Originally Posted by Madam Medusa View Post
why would you want ivory anyway...??

you have pearl and popcorn necklaces...interesting...

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obviously wants to avoid the full sloaney look
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NO no no!!!! I don't own any Ivory (didn;t say I did) and nor would I....I was stating that my expat guide states that you cannot bring 'Pearls or Ivory into UAE'.....I understand and would not want to own any Ivory...............

But why pearls? Can I bring them?
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Originally Posted by Madam Medusa View Post
why would you want ivory anyway...??

you have pearl and popcorn necklaces...interesting...

MM, xx
A pearl necklace can be very becoming on a woman....
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Originally Posted by BangleMan View Post
A pearl necklace can be very becoming on a woman....
trust you to lower the tone!
and don't even try playing the innocent card. we know what you meant!
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Originally Posted by Inselaffen View Post
trust you to lower the tone!
and don't even try playing the innocent card. we know what you meant!
Im shocked you are even suggesting such a thing, I was merely saying that I think some ladies look very atttractive with a pearl necklace ???...
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Im shocked you are even suggesting such a thing, I was merely saying that I think some ladies look very atttractive with a pearl necklace ???...
Even I balked at posting something so obvious.......
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Originally Posted by ScotsExpat View Post
Even I balked at posting something so obvious.......
What did I say ?.......Can get the whole pearl necklace thing, but am having trouble with fitting the popcorn in ?
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I can't see any issue bringing pearls in in terms of personal jewellery. Commercial quantities of loose pearls maybe.

In terms of "illegal" type substances like ivory, you can find anything like that in Dubai if you look hard enough. I've heard you can buy shahtooshes in one of the boutiques at Emirates Towers if you tip the wink and have $10k ready to hand.
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why can't you bring pearls in? every jeweller in Dubai sells them
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