This article applies to selling in: United Arab Emirates


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Examples of Permitted Listings

Reminder: All listings and products must comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

Items classified as weapons under Law No. 5 of 2013 on Weapons, Ammunition, Explosives, and Military Equipment are prohibited.

The following are not classified as weapons:

  • Self-defense sprays that stain an attacker’s face provided they do not contain irritants
  • Toy guns provided they are not realistic
  • Pallet knives
  • Swiss Army Knives
  • Pruning saws, topiary and other shears, and secateurs
  • Saw blades
  • Carving and toasting forks
  • Scissors
  • Knife sharpeners
  • Razor blades permanently enclosed in a cartridge or housing with less than 2 mm of blade exposed
  • Knives included in ordinary cutlery sets with forks and spoons

Examples of Prohibited Listings

  • Firearms, including pistols, rifles and shotguns
  • Bow and arrows
  • Airguns and airsoft guns, including BB and paintball guns
  • All associated parts, kits and ammunition for firearms
  • Accessories which assist the use of firearms (for example, silencers and converters)
  • Antique and replica/imitation guns, including replica bullets
  • Deactivated weapons
  • Weapons designed to fire blanks (including starting pistols)
  • Black powder and all explosives
  • Prohibited explosive precursors
  • Grenades
  • Military weaponry
  • Stun guns and tasers
  • Blowpipes or blowguns
  • Harpoons/spearguns
  • Crossbows
  • Slingshots/catapults except for children’s toys
  • Batons and telescopic truncheons
  • Tear gas
  • Pepper spray and mace
  • Weapons designed to be concealed or disguised
  • Swordsticks and hollow kubotans
  • Brass knuckles, knuckledusters, handclaws and footclaws
  • Nunchaku/nunchuks
  • Shurikens, throwing knives and death stars
  • Kusari, kusari gama and kyoketsu shoge, being a length or rope, cord, wire, or chain fastened at one end to a sickle, knife or hard weight
  • Knives and blades, other than as listed in the permitted products section above, including but not limited to:
    • Flick knives or flick guns
    • Gravity knives
    • Belt buckle knives
    • Push daggers
    • Balisongs or butterfly knives
    • Disguised knives
    • Zombie knives
    • Meat cleavers
    • Razor blades, except if enclosed in a cartridge or housing with less than 2mm of the blade exposed
    • Battle axes, tomahawks, and throwing axes (but which does not include multi-functional hand tools, handle axes, and hatchet axes)
    • Hunting knives
    • Hunting bows
    • Machetes and Kukri/Khukuri Machetes
    • Bill Hooks
    • Scythes
    • Swords
    • Any other article which has a blade or which is sharply pointed and which is made or adapted for use for causing injury

    Note: Sellers who list prohibited items or content can have their selling permissions removed, either temporarily or permanently.

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