Government And Permits
To bring your pet into the UAE, you require an import permit from the Ministry of Environment and Water. For this, you’ll need a vaccination card, a copy of your passport and a microchip number clearly marked on the vaccine book or microchip certificate.
Select pets will need a rabies test in advance of their entry to the UAE. The UAE authorities will not issue permits more than 30 days in advanced, says the British Veterinary Center, Abu Dhabi.
Emirates allows guide dogs for the blind in the cabin. Other dogs must travel via Emirates SkyCargo®.
For all routes, the charge for the animal(s) and container will depend on the weight and size of the animal plus cage combined. These charges will apply in all cases, even when no other checked baggage is being carried.
|Animal + cage||Price|
|When the animal and cage combined do not exceed 23kg and 59 inches / 150cm||USD 500|
|When the animal and cage combined weigh between 24 ‑ 32kg and dimensions between 59inches /150cm and 118inches / 300cm||USD 650|
|When the animal and cage combined weigh over 32kg and dimensions between 59inches /150cm and 118inches / 300cm||USD 800|
|When the cage dimensions exceed dimensions 118inces / 300cms.||Cargo|
|When travelling into Dubai||Cargo|
|When transiting through Dubai||Cargo|
|When destined for a country that DOES NOT allow live animal as Excess Baggage||Cargo|
Also, you must make sure that your dog breed is not listed below, the UAE government has banned these breeds:
- Pit Bulls
- Wolf-Dog Hybrids
- American Staffordshire terriers
- Japanese tosa
- Brazilian and Argentinian mastiffs
- Any Cross Breed of the above
- 24 Hour Emergency Contact Number
- Import permit
- Vet Certificate
Remember, these change, check Emirates’ website for the latest information.