Pets can be imported into the United Arab Emirates via any of the four international airports of Dubai (DXB and DWC (with special permission)), Abu Dhabi (AUH) and Sharjah (SHJ), as well as by road, and we service all of these.
To import a dog into the UAE, or indeed a cat, a bird, or uhhh... any pet really, 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 ("pet passport"?? do you need that??! and do 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!
In addition to all this (yes, there's more!), we are a boarding and daycare facility and a veterinary service, so you might want to snoop around our site to get a full picture of all the things we can do for you.
After you've read, we know you might want to talk. That's fine too ~ give us a call.
- Relocating Pets into the UAE(including important COVID-19 related information)
- MOCCAE COVID-19 Annex for Imports Template
- Relocating CITES Pets into the UAE
- DKC Import Forms & Fees
- Certificate Requirements for Pets
Without a Vaccination Booklet
- Clearance Authorization Form
- Authorization for Collection of CITES Permit
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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
Can I take my dog to public places? Are there dog parks? What about beaches? What about pet-friendly places to live?
The UAE is not yet the perfect place on Earth in this way. But don't be put off!
What if my pet has a tattoo and not a microchip?
How much lead time do I need to relocate/import my pet into the UAE?
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?
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 t
Will you deliver my pet home to me directly from the airport after import clearance?
Yes we will.
Any time of day or night, weekday or weekend. There is a charge but yes we wi
Is it important to register my pet with Dubai Municipality?
Can DKC manage both the import and export sides of my pet's or other animal's relocation?
Will my pet cope with the heat? Will he/she be left on the tarmac?
What's better... wood or plastic travel boxes?
Take a look at A lot about Travel Boxes.
How do I import my pet into the UAE?
Easy! You contact us! Or you contact another relocations agent, not us (no! not that!!). Or... yo
Can I export my bird?
Will you board my bird • rabbit • ferret • guinea pig • hamster • mouse • lizard • snake... any animal at all?
Is the canine cough vaccination absolutely necessary for my dog to board/daycare?
The canine cough vaccine is an additional vaccination generally needed only for dogs who stay in
What are the airline requirements for a travel box?
Where can I get the import permit?
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.
Sedation: Should I or shouldn't I?
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.
How much does it cost to import my pet?
Well, that depends on whether you handle this yourself or through an agent, of course. If you do
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
Does my bird need to be microchipped?
I know you relocate dogs and cats, but what about birds • rabbits • ferrets • guinea pigs • lizards • snake • cheetahs• penguins • monkeys • fish...
Is it safe to bring my pet into the heat of the UAE?
Yes it is safe. In fact, thousands of pets are imported into the UAE each year; the vast majority