Dogs are commonly exported to the United Arab Emirates as there is a growing amount of British people emigrating there (especially to Dubai and Abu Dubai), who can’t bear to leave their treasured best friend behind, and why should they? With our fantastic service and years of experience at PetAir UK, we can assure you that we’ll do everything in our power to make the process of exporting your dog to the UAE as smooth as possible.
Flying your dog to the UAE can be a slightly more difficult process than say, flying them to the US. However, we really strive to take the pressure off of you as much as possible, and rest assured, we’ve got plenty of experience in safely exporting dogs to Dubai and Abu Dhabi with around 300 pets per year. Dogs are often flown to either Dubai or Abu Dhabi and then transported by road to their final destination as there are more direct flights to these locations.
Below is a straightforward guide on what needs to be sorted in order for your dog to get an import permit and travel to the UAE.
When your dog lands in either Dubai or Abu Dhabi, they will need to be checked by a vet and the paperwork will be inspected. While this is happening, your dog will be put into an animal handling facility – it shouldn’t take too long, a couple of hours at the most. You’ll need to pay for the local handling, veterinary checks and customs when collecting your companion. Owners often use agents to go through the clearing process instead of themselves as it can be quite frustrating; they will then bring your dog to their new home once it is over. This can easily be arranged.
There’s lots to take in when it comes to UAE dog travel. That’s where PetAir UK come in; with us, the whole process is so much easier, as the load is taken off your shoulders.
Please note that the following dog breeds have been banned from entering the UAE now:
For the UK, this mainly concerns Staffordshire Bull Terriers, Boxers, Dobermans, Rottweilers and any cross of these. So, for example, if you declare that you have a Labrador cross; we need to know what it is crossed with.