Long long ago, Dubai used to be a name associated with transit flights and was famous for its duty free shops. Today, it is one of the most beautiful cities in the world; quickly putting its monuments and events in the worlds tallest, largest and first ever lists. While the whole of United Arab Emirates is changing with respect to the path breaking vision of its rulers, the flag ship stateҗDubai, is growing and modernizing every second and every minute.
Dubai is one of the best places for western expatriates to be posted to in the Gulf region. You will feel comfortable in Dubai because of its wholehearted acceptance of liberal western ways while at the same time maintaining its ancient Arab culture. Dubai is a wonderful mix of traditions and people ranging from the Arabs, Oriental and Asians to Europeans and Americans. And the best part is that Dubai lets you be yourself, letting you live your life the way that you want to, unlike many other orthodox Gulf countries. No wonder then, that Dubai is generally amongst the top ten holiday destinations by most travelogues.
The best part about Dubai is that the emirate is flowing with a palpable energy, a buzz that you can feel when you are there. Dubais streets, markets and malls are full of life. The scenic beauty of its coasts and beaches are always inviting while its malls are shoppers galore. The world class business centers, hotels and resorts make sure that it is the place where the rich and famous of the world meet to strike mega deals. If you are shifting with your family to Dubai, then you can rest assured that everybody will find something to suit their tastes, needs and requirements in Dubai.
You will be able to enjoy Dubai more if you read up and familiarize yourself with the culture and customs of the emirates. Legalizing all educational certificates, marriage certificate & birth certificates is a good move since they will be required on and off for visa and other procedures. Try to register your children in a school before moving out to Dubai since most good schools have a large waiting list.
In case you want to get your pets to pet friendly Dubai, you will need an official health certificate for your pet that has been issued or attested by a government vet from your country. You pet will need to be micro-chipped and should have taken rabies shots at least thirty days before entering the state. It should also not be an endangered species as per the CITES International List of Endangered Animals. You can easily get an import permit from the UAE Ministry of Environment & Water for your pet once you have all the required documents in place. Your pet can be relocated to Dubai without having to undergo any quarantine procedures.
While vaccination of pets and the attachment of a Municipality ID disc to your petҒs collar is mandatory in Dubai; sterilization is also encouraged due to the ever growing population of strays. However, the rules and laws are pet friendly and the government provides vet services at extremely affordable rates.
Please contact us today for the updated requirements and rules for moving to Dubai with your pets!