It is a crime to to have banned medications in your possession, or to take them, unless you can produce an official prescription from your doctor in your home country. The complete list of drugs banned in the UAE can change regularly, so it is best to check with the Registration & Drug Control Department at the Ministry of Health before travelling with any medication.
If you have private cover, you'll find that most prescriptions are covered by your insurance, so be sure to have your card with you as proof.
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