Pets in the UAE
When moving to a new place, it's often not only about you, but also about your nearest and dearest.
"Oh my dog!" - if that was your first thought, this series of posts is just for you.
P.S. and my cat, my parrot, my golden fish
(that's all about them - your pets)
Which animals can you bring to the UAE?
You are allowed to bring in dogs, cats, birds, rabbits and hamsters.
However, it’s forbidden to import exotic pets.
It is strictly prohibited to keep exotic pets in the UAE. Only zoos, wildlife parks, circuses, breeding, and research centers are permitted to keep exotic animals. A fine of 10,000 AED and 500,000 AED will be charged if you take the exotic pets outside.

Underage travellers
The UAE does not permit the import of dogs and cats under the age of 12 weeks, or under the age of 15 weeks, depending on your pet's country of origin and whether or not your dog/cat requires a rabies titres test in order to enter the UAE. In all cases, your pet must already meet the minimum pertinent age.To differentiate that role from that of "key" modeling when a modeling source moves behind the object, it is typically called a "rim" or "accent" light. In portrait lighting, it is also called a "hair" light because it is used to create the appearance of physical separation between the subject's head and background.

Dogs and dont’s
Dubai has a list of prohibited breeds that are not allowed in the country. Banned breeds include all types of Pit Bulls, Japanese Tosa, Wolf-Dog Hybrids, all types of Mastiffs, Rottweilers, American Bully, American Staffordshire Terriers, Doberman Pinscher, Chow Chow, Boxer, and Perro de Presa Canario.
However, there is also a specific list of dogs restricted in Dubai only:
  • Husky
  • Olde English BullDogs
  • Perro De Presa Mallorquin / BullDog
  • Shar Pei
What about cats?
There are no breeds of domestic cats banned in the UAE. However, if you consider a cheetah or a lion to look pretty ‘’domesticatable’’, we need to upset you. Since 2017, keeping wild animals as pets has been banned in the UAE aiming at protecting wildlife from cruel treatment. Anyone who takes a big cat or any other kind of exotic animal out in public will face up to six months in jail and a fine of up to 500,000 AED.
Transportation and cargo rules
Your pet might be against cargo rules, but you need to come to an agreement!
To begin with, as a general rule, pets must arrive as cargo — the import of pets as accompanied baggage or in-cabin is strictly prohibited.
However, you might have the option of bringing your pet into the UAE as accompanied baggage, in-cabin, if you choose to fly with Etihad into Abu Dhabi, if the following requirements are met (to see the full picture and latest updates, check the official website):
Your pet's travel bag or kennel must not exceed:
40 x 40 x 20cm (L x W x H) — Economy Class
50 x 40 x 50cm (L x W x H) — Business Class and First Class.
8 kg — maximum weight of your pet and their travel bag
Meet all export and import specific requirements (depends on departure, transit countries as well)
Bookings have to be submitted at least 72 hours before travel via an online booking form, declaring details such as your pet's microchip numbe
And this is just the beginning! Travelling and relocation with pets os not that easy, but still possible, if you stay attentive and double check everything!

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