Well, this post is nothing to do with either autism or atheism, but the info in it needs to be out there on the web, so here we are.
I will soon be travelling from Malta to Southeast Asia for a few weeks. I’ll be changing planes in Dubai, and I know that e-cigarettes and vaping are illegal in Dubai. So I went online to Dubai airport’s live chat today, and this is the transcript:
Jason: Hi. Thanks for connecting to Dubai Airports! How can we assist you today?
Me: Hi. I will be transferring through Dubai next week and want to know if I can pack my e-cigarette in hand baggage
Jason: Please be advised that electronic smoking devices are prohibited in the UAE, all arriving and departing passengers are restricted to possess the same.
Jason: However, please be informed that it is permissible to carry the item (e-cigarette) in hand baggage if you are a transit passenger.
Me: Yes, I will be arriving on Emirates flight from Malta and then boarding another Emirates flight straight away. So I will be OK then, because I am just transferring. Is that right?
Jason: Yes that is right as long as you carry the item (e-cigarette) in hand baggage .
Me: Thankyou very much for your help.
Jason: Thank you for visiting Dubai airports. Chat support is available 24/7, we are only a click away. Have a good day!
So it looks like e-cigarettes in hand baggage are not a problem in Dubai, as long as you’re a transit passenger staying in the terminal building.
Obviously I wouldn’t advise vaping in the middle of the terminal concourse. But there are smoking rooms where I assume it will be fine.