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i am on quite a few different prescription meds and I don’t know what’s if there allowed in Abu Dhabi. IF I take a copy of my prescription and keep them in there packets will I be ok?

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11. Re: Meication

Hi Mondial,

Hope you are well.

Was this the link you had removed?

If so you can appeal for a reinstate as Tilly says.

fairtrials.org/press/…

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Hi, Bronia ,

Very well thank you and I hope you are too?

Yes indeed, that was the link.

FTA defend, amongst other people, persons who have been charged with possession of substances that whilst maybe legal in their home country, are banned in other jurisdictions. I have mo connection with them.

I don't condone anyone smuggling drugs, and what is legal in one country, may not be in another, but for someone to say that I am completely wrong, and that I am causing undue worry to visitors to the UAE is inaccurate and in my view, dangerous.

Unless anyone has any more to say, I will now leave this topic, because frankly I see no point in contesting matters with someone who, whilst apparently living in the region, chooses to stifle well intentioned, we'll researched input.

They will be telling me next that electronic cigarettes are legal in the UAE... They are not, and in Dubai airport I saw 2 pax in front of me have them confiscated from their hand luggage.

Just waiting now for this post, and probably this entire message trail to be zapped. I'm not a betting woman, but I'd lay good odds on the culprit.

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13. Re: Meication

I am very well Mondial thanks - in Mauritius for 11 weeks :)

Nice to see your post has been reinstated :)

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Hi, Bronia,

Yes, good to see that an informative link to an internationally respected organisation was reinstated, and that established facts, independently verified and published for all to see, as well as the details given separately by the UAE Ministry of Health, are accessible once again to TA readers.

Kind regards, and I hope that the links in this thread will remain, so that verifiable facts can be weighed against personal opinion, by anyone seeking meaningful information about taking medicines into the UAE.

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15. Re: Meication

Let's put things into perspective.

In terms of medication there are classes of medication (controlled substances). This is the same like in any country (e.g. UK). There is no banned medication! Now the definition of the classes are different. Hence you can buy in the UAE legally Viagra over the counter (without prescription). On the other side cough medication with codeine are prescription only.

What is banned in the UAE (and in the UK) are illegal drugs. They are referred to as banned substances. Let's try not to mix these terms.

Now the advice for MEDICATION is always the same:

1. Carry medication in your hand luggage

2. Leave medication in its original packaging

3. Carry a letter from your doctor or a copy of the prescription to show if asked by customs. This also helps in case you need help during your stay in the UAE.

4. Do not carry more than 3 months supply with you.

Above is what you have to do for any country to which you travel (not only the UAE).

This is one of the most frequently asked question. Have therefore also a look at this link:

tripadvisor.co.uk/…26934439

Or search in the Dubai forum for "medication".

Edited: 24 November 2013, 09:27
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Just to add some sense of reality.

My +80 years old father has to take extended-release capsules of morphine. When he came the last time to Dubai he went to customs to show it. They checked it and the prescription. Then customs called the police to make sure my father finds his way out of the airport safe to meet me.

So, whilst under the list of narcotics in the link of mondial, there is no issue.

Edited: 24 November 2013, 09:49
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