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UAE – Important Revised Drug/Medication Policy.

Please note that the Ministry of Health of the UAE has issued a revised policy relating to which prescription drugs and medication can legally be taken in to the country.

A large number of prescribed and over the counter medicines that are widely available in the UK are considered to be controlled substances in the Emirates.

In order to help our corporate travellers avoid the potential pitfalls please click here for more information from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office website.

 

United Arab Emirates – Important Medication Reminder.

Some prescribed and over the counter medicines that are available in the UK are considered controlled substances in the UAE and can’t be brought into the country without prior permission from the UAE Ministry of Health. If  you arrive in the UAE without this permission and the required documentation, the medication will not be allowed into the UAE and you may be prosecuted under UAE law.

For further information and specific queries, visit the website of the UAE Embassy in London and contact the Drug Control Department of the UAE Ministry of Health to check whether your medication is on the controlled list.

United Arab Emirates: Flight traffic affected at Dubai Airport as fog lingers across the country

The National reported on Wednesday that dense fog was affecting flight traffic at Dubai International airport, resulting in several flight cancellations and numerous delays.

Some 21 other flights were diverted to other airports.

Airport officials reported that conditions were expected to improve by the afternoon, but passengers should contact airline companies to confirm individual flight times.

Meanwhile, the fog continued to cause problems on the country’s highways, where motorists faced near-zero visibility on roads in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.