The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has always had extremely strict drug laws and maintains a zero tolerance policy for the sale and recreational use of drugs.
In recent days it has been reported that the UAE government has begun enforcing stricter guidelines on the drugs that visitors can bring into the nation. These new restrictions in fact only apply to certain controlled drugs.
For further information on this, please refer to the Official UAE Government website.
As this is quite complex, we do recommend that you take this information and the list of restricted medications to your doctor for clarification.