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questions regarding moving into UAE, thanks.

Dear forumites, I have a couple of questions as follows: 1. I heard that expats can carry 4 bottles of wine into UAE or 2 bottles of liquor the first time they enter the country. Is this true? If not, what is the regulation? 2. Can a regular home phone (used in USA ) work in UAE? I really like my ph...
by uaer
Jul 17, 2009
 
Forum: Dubai Expat Help Forum
Topic: questions regarding moving into UAE, thanks.
Replies: 7
Views: 1639

Thank you both for the response. So 5 bottles of wine each person entering Dubai airport. What about liquor? BTW, how much does a regular bottle of wine(US made or Australian made)cost in the supermarket? Will carrying Bible and other Bible-related books be a problem? Are they gonna be confiscated a...
by uaer
Jul 18, 2009
 
Forum: Dubai Expat Help Forum
Topic: questions regarding moving into UAE, thanks.
Replies: 7
Views: 1639

help with the uae Dubai customs tax-thanks alot!

I am wondering if anyone knows the policy or website regarding how much tax/duties you need to pay to the UAE customs for the personal items (books and other personal belongings) shipping from other countries (USA) to Dubai.

Appreciate your help!
by uaer
Jul 23, 2009
 
Forum: Dubai Expat Help Forum
Topic: help with the uae Dubai customs tax-thanks alot!
Replies: 6
Views: 2804

help with the UAE Dubai customs duty-thanks alot!

I am wondering if anyone knows the policy or website regarding how much tax/duties you need to pay to the UAE customs for the personal items (books and other personal belongings) shipped from other countries (USA) to Dubai.

Appreciate your help!
by uaer
Jul 23, 2009
 
Forum: Dubai General Chat
Topic: help with the UAE Dubai customs duty-thanks alot!
Replies: 6
Views: 4512

Thanks alot, rudeboy. All the items will be shipped through ocean freight. Does this 5% duty applies to both ocean-shipped personal items at the port customs and carried and checked baggage at the airport customs? So what about books and clothes? Are they regular trading items? What about computer? ...
by uaer
Jul 23, 2009
 
Forum: Dubai General Chat
Topic: help with the UAE Dubai customs duty-thanks alot!
Replies: 6
Views: 4512

Thanks alot, rudeboy. I won't bring any naught stuff :D So, if I carry my labtop with me, I need to pay duty, what's the percentage of my labtop value? Do I need to have the purchase receipt of the laptop with me? or just claim a number? As to the books, I get lots of textbooks for teaching college ...
by uaer
Jul 23, 2009
 
Forum: Dubai General Chat
Topic: help with the UAE Dubai customs duty-thanks alot!
Replies: 6
Views: 4512

help: regarding internet access to USA-based websites

Will I be able to get access to my USA online bank account and credit card websites (Chase, American Express, and etc) in DUBAI?

What types of websites are usually blocked by the government there?

Thanks.
by uaer
Jul 23, 2009
 
Forum: Dubai General Chat
Topic: help: regarding internet access to USA-based websites
Replies: 2
Views: 483

transfer money from bank in UAE to bank in USA

What's the percentage rate of processing fee that will be charged for the wire transfer? Thanks.
by uaer
Jul 25, 2009
 
Forum: Dubai Expat Help Forum
Topic: transfer money from bank in UAE to bank in USA
Replies: 12
Views: 5752

I am still in the US, and I don't know the practice of banks in UAE in this regard. Thank you for any input.
by uaer
Jul 25, 2009
 
Forum: Dubai Expat Help Forum
Topic: transfer money from bank in UAE to bank in USA
Replies: 12
Views: 5752

Thanks. The reason I am asking is that I will have some credit card payment to make after I come to Dubai. I need to transfer some money from my UAE bank account to my USA bank account to make the payment.
by uaer
Jul 25, 2009
 
Forum: Dubai Expat Help Forum
Topic: transfer money from bank in UAE to bank in USA
Replies: 12
Views: 5752

You mean a regular first-class mail sent to the credit card company in the USA? How long does it take to get there? Thanks.
by uaer
Jul 25, 2009
 
Forum: Dubai Expat Help Forum
Topic: transfer money from bank in UAE to bank in USA
Replies: 12
Views: 5752

Thanks alot!
by uaer
Jul 25, 2009
 
Forum: Dubai Expat Help Forum
Topic: questions regarding moving into UAE, thanks.
Replies: 7
Views: 1639

Youtube and Facebook? unblocked in UAE?

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by uaer
Jul 26, 2009
 
Forum: Dubai General Chat
Topic: Youtube and Facebook? unblocked in UAE?
Replies: 12
Views: 1085

Do I need to bring these stuff from USA to Dubai? Thanks!

I still have some space in my baggage. So could I bring things as follows? 1 Desktop? (Do I need a power converter 110-220 for the desktop? I love it) 2 Electric hair cutter? (I do lot of trimming of my own hair, professional level, the reason for bringing it with me is not to save money, but enjoyi...
by uaer
Jul 27, 2009
 
Forum: Dubai Expat Help Forum
Topic: Do I need to bring these stuff from USA to Dubai? Thanks!
Replies: 6
Views: 1307

Thanks for the response. It is very helpful. I have shaver, what about hair cutter?- the one you use to cut hair on the head, not face, sorry about the confusion. Is hair cutter also cheap there? Are power converter (from 110-220)and power adapter cheap? By the way, do woman have to wear long shirt ...
by uaer
Jul 28, 2009
 
Forum: Dubai Expat Help Forum
Topic: Do I need to bring these stuff from USA to Dubai? Thanks!
Replies: 6
Views: 1307
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