I had read On this forum a few months ago that the UAE Authorities did not allow Tata Sky receivers tnto the Emirates.
Last week I visited Dubai and spoke to their Customs Office.
They confirmed that every Sat receiver scanned on arrival will be examined. If a receiver for Tatasky, a Zeneca I think, it will be held and not allowed in.
If you are in transit it will be returned to the visitor on departure.
If you live or work in Dubai it will be confiscated .
I asked the Officer the reason and he said the channels/progs are so cheap if allowed in it would destroy the local bouquets such as Showtime and Pehla.etc
So now you know the facts