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!
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 UAE Entry Requirements for Dogs and Cats
Is it important to register my pet with the Municipality?
Yes and no.
It is actually a legal requirement that all dogs and cats are registered. How
Can DKC manage both the import and export sides of my pet or other animal?
Definitely yes! For sure! Yup!
Well... maybe. Read on.
There are two parts to any
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?
Sedation: Should I or shouldn't I?
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.
What if my pet has a tattoo and not a microchip?
I know you relocate dogs and cats, but what about birds • rabbits • ferrets • guinea pigs • lizards • snake • cheetahs• penguins • monkeys • fish...
What are the airline requirements for a travel box?
How do I import my pet into the UAE?
Easy! You contact us! Or... you do it yourself. Either way, you can start by heading over to
Can I meet DKC at the airport when you import my pet?
Is it safe to bring my pet into the heat of the UAE?
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
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
What's better... wood or plastic travel boxes?
Where can I get the import permit?
Which vaccinations does my pet need?
If you're relocating your pet into the UAE, the best place to get this information is on our Pet
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!
Will you board my bird • rabbit • ferret • guinea pig • hamster • mouse • lizard • snake... any animal at all?
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