The e-cigarette ban will soon be over
This may come as a surprise to you, but smoking e-cigarettes is actually prohibitied in the UAE (yes, we've all seen residents readily smoking in public too). But that's all about to change, as in mid-April the battery-operated device will become legal in UAE.
Until now, the sale of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) - including e-cigarettes, vapes and other electronic smoking devices - has been banned under the UAE's Federal Law.
On Saturday 16 February the Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (Esma) approved new standards for the nicotine components of e-cigarettes, and on Sunday the change to regulation was confirmed.
It was also outlined that all nicotine components used in e-cigarettes will be regulated, as well as details relating to the list of ingredients, import, packaging, and labelling.
That said, it's still advised that you don't smoke at all, obviously.