Pets can be imported into the United Arab Emirates via any of the four international airports of Dubai (DXB and DWC), Abu Dhabi (AUH) and Sharjah (SHJ), as well as by road, and we service all of these.
To bring a pet into the UAE there is basically only one requirement ~ an import permit. This said, acquiring this import permit has a number of its own requirements too! (Isn't that always the way! )
So, for a detailed explanation of all that you could possibly want to know about importing any type of pet into the UAE (you have a pet rock?!), as well as a full listing of all our services and fees, just set yourself down and study, study, study our document Relocating Pets into the UAE (which will no doubt both inform you and bore you to death!). And while you're at it, take a look at the other supporting forms and documents too!
After you've read, we know you might want to talk. That's fine too ~ give us a call.
- Relocating Pets into the UAE
- Relocating CITES Pets into the UAE
- DKC Import Forms & Fees
- Certificate Requirements for Pets
Without a Vaccination Booklet
- Clearance Authorization Form
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- Pet Flight Options
- Short-Nosed Dogs and Air Travel
- Is Your Dog or Cat Fit-to-Fly
- Helpful Hints for Pet Owners New to the UAE
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- MOCCAE Model of Veterinary Health Certificate for Exporting Cats and Dogs to the UAE
- MOCCAE Veterinary Health Certificate for Exporting Cats and Dogs to UAE - USA only
- MOCCAE UAE Entry Requirements for Dogs and Cats
- Municipality Letter to Dog Owners(A not-too-warmly written announcement directly from the Dubai Municipality in 2008 which might affect you.)
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Once my pet's flight lands, how long does Customs clearance take?
Once the flight lands, all animals (and your pet, of course) are the first to be off-loaded from
Which vaccinations does my pet need?
I know you relocate dogs and cats, but what about birds • rabbits • ferrets • guinea pigs • lizards • snake • cheetahs• penguins • monkeys • fish...
Well, DUH! Of course we can! Just about any animal at all. :-)
As with our boa
Can I meet DKC at the airport when you import my pet?
How do we say this nicely?
No, sorry. When you give us responsibility to clear your pet th
Is it important to register my pet with the Municipality?
Where can I get the import permit?
You can get this permit yourself or through an agent like us; in either case, import permits are
Is it safe to bring my pet into the heat of the UAE?
Can I bring my pet into the UAE as accompanied (excess) baggage?
In fact, it is very important that you trust this information and do not doubt it as a result of hearing otherwise from some other source. All knowledgeable pet relocators will tell you the same, correct, thing: Animals of all kinds must arrive in the UAE by cargo only.
Can I take my dog to public places? Are there dog parks? What about beaches? What about pet-friendly places to live?
Will my pet cope with the heat? Will he/she be left on the tarmac?
The weather in the UAE is beautiful for much of the year, but yes, for about 6 months of the year
Can DKC manage both the import and export sides of my pet or other animal?
What are the airline requirements for a travel box?
What's better... wood or plastic travel boxes?
Excellent question. Take a look at A lot about Travel Boxes.
Sedation: Should I or shouldn't I?
How much does it cost to import my pet?
Will you board my bird • rabbit • ferret • guinea pig • hamster • mouse • lizard • snake... any animal at all?
How much lead time do I need to relocate my pet into the UAE?
The relocation of your pet always has two sides to it: the export and the import. We can only con
How do I import my pet into the UAE?
Are there good pet care providers, vets, pet supplies, groomers, etc. in the UAE?
The UAE has everything here you could wish for by way of quality pet care services. As with any industry, not every one of them is the best, but if you look around and look into it all, we know you'll find what you need.
Food and water for my pet's journey?
First of all, to be clear, and VERY importantly, there must always be water available before, dur