There is no customs duty payable on personal effects brought into the United Arab Emirates from other countries.
All Emirates countries levy a minimum customs duty of 10% on luxury goods and 4% on other imported goods. In practice, exemptions are made for a wide range of goods and where customs duties are charged, they are often restricted to 1%.
If you choose to import your car into Dubai, you will need an evaluation by a customs official to determine the local market value of the vehicle. The duty payable will be 5% of the value attributed by the expert. Once the duty has been paid, you should apply to the Dubai Traffic Police to register the car and obtain local license plates.
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