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"?? "Dog passport"?? "Cat passport"?? Do you need those??! Oh, 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
- 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 Model of Veterinary Health Certificate
for Exporting Rodents and Lagomorphs and Reptiles
to 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.
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
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
Food and water for my pet's journey?
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
Where can I get the import permit?
Can DKC manage both the import and export sides of my pet's or other animal's relocation?
What if my pet has a tattoo and not a microchip?
Sedation: Should I or shouldn't I?
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 4-5 months of the year it
What are the airline requirements for a travel box?
Is the canine cough vaccination absolutely necessary for my dog to board/daycare?
How much lead time do I need to relocate/import my pet into the UAE?
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 board my bird • rabbit • ferret • guinea pig • hamster • mouse • lizard • snake... any animal at all?
You bet! Just about any animal at all.
And we have quite a lot of knowledge about these an
How do I import my pet into the UAE?
Is it important to register my pet with Dubai Municipality?
If you'll be residing in Dubai, then that's a BIG YES!
In fact, although you can import w
Can I export my bird?
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
Does my bird need to be microchipped?
Can I bring my pet into the UAE as accompanied (excess) baggage?
Definitely not. (Uh... sort of!)
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.
EXCEPT... for one little potential thing. :-) See our document. (Phew!)
What's better... wood or plastic travel boxes?
Take a look at A lot about Travel Boxes.