Moving to Dubai with your Dog: A Complete Guide

Moving to Dubai with your Dog: A Complete Guide

Bringing your furry friend to Dubai can be a daunting task, but with proper preparation and knowledge, it can be a smooth and stress-free experience.

Here are the key things you need to know:

Pet Import Regulations:

  • Minimum age: 15 weeks
  • Maximum number of pets: 2 dogs
  • Vaccination: Rabies vaccination must be administered between 21 days and 12 months before entry.
  • Quarantine: Not required if all requirements are met.

Restricted Breeds:

  • Banned breeds: 7 types of Mastiffs, 3 types of Doberman Pinschers, Boxers, Pitbull Terriers, Rottweilers, Dogo Argentino and many others.

Required Documents:

  • Veterinary passport: Including information on gender, age, breed, and other details.
  • Rabies vaccination certificate: Proof of vaccination within the specified timeframe.
  • Comprehensive vaccination certificate: Proof of vaccination against canine distemper, hepatitis, and other diseases.
  • Microchip certificate: Proof of microchipping.
  • Parasite treatment certificate: Proof of treatment for external and internal parasites.

Additional Tips:

  • Airline restrictions: Check with your chosen airline for their specific pet transport policies.
  • Booking: Book your pet’s flight well in advance, ideally 1.5-2 months before your departure.
  • Arrival in Dubai: Only Abu Dhabi airport has a veterinary inspection facility for pets arriving in the UAE.

We can assist you in finding a suitable home or apartment in Dubai that meets your needs and can accommodate your pet. Contact us today to discuss your requirements and get started on your journey to Dubai with your beloved dog.

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