Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Merri, commander-in-chief of Dubai Police, said that the drugs, estimated to be worth AED280 million, were smuggled inside vehicle spare parts.
The drugs haul is being described by officials as the largest amount apprehended in Iraq’s war against drugs.
Dubai airport has become a transit hub for the European drug trade, Italian police said this week.
An elderly woman was caught at Dubai International Airport trying to smuggle 13,180 mind-altering (psychotropic) pills into the country.
The incident at Dubai International Airport represents the largest haul of narcotics by Dubai Customs this year.
Australian warship deployed to Middle East seizes half a billion dollars worth of heroin
The smuggler and his camel were intercepted by customs officials in the Tabuk province, on the border with Jordan.
Abu Dhabi Police's 'Operation Secret Compartments' seized 2,075,000 narcotic pills from a GCC national, who was heading outside the country through the Al Ghuwaifat border post.
Dubai Customs foil attempt to smuggle 9.2kgs of heroin through Dubai International Airport.
Shipment is one of the largest attempts to bring drugs into KSA.