TLDR: The UAE has been considering allowing the sale of vape devices for a while now and has approved their sale starting in April.
“The move was confirmed by the goods regulator Esma on Sunday
New regulations will allow the legal sale of e-cigarettes and vaping devices in the UAE for the first time.
Manufacturers will be allowed to sell the battery-powered products as long as they meet new standards and carry health warnings similar to traditional cigarettes.
The new rules – known as UAE.S 5030 – allow the sale of electronic cigarettes, electronic pipes, electronic shisha devices plus the liquid refills.
E-cigarettes are expected to be available in stores from mid-April, officials said.”