Moving to Dubai, UAE with pets!

Dubai is one of the best places for western expatriates to be posted to in the Gulf region. Many feel comfortable in Dubai because of its whole hearted 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 and expatriate locations - especially when it comes to pets!

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 moving with your family to Dubai, then you can rest assured that everybody will find something to suit their tastes, needs and requirements in Dubai.

Pets are very welcomed in Dubai and as with all world hubs, the abundance of pet services and accommodations are everywhere. The hard part for Expatriates with having pets in Dubai, is usually - getting them there.

Before you being on your journey in shipping or moving with your pets to Dubai, you will need to make sure you follow the regulations and requirements for import to the UAE. You can find them here.

Click here for more information on previous Dubai blog posts.

If you have any information to share with us, please do post a comment!

Happy Pet Travels!


PetRelocation Team





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By BILL on July 22, 2018 at 11:17 pm

Hi. Thanks for the article. Are you sure that the USA is exempt from the RNATT blood test requirement?

By on July 23, 2018 at 9:21 am

Hi Bill! Thanks for bringing this to our attention. Requirements for importing pets into the UAE from the US have changed and a rabies titer blood test is now required. Check out our most recent announcement regarding these changes here. If we can assist with relocating your pets internationally, please fill out our Arrange A Move form here. Looking forward to speaking with you when the time comes! Thanks!

By george christoforou on May 17, 2018 at 10:57 am

What about for bringing in my pet fish.I know the people of the UAE have some appreciation for the beauty of tropical fish judging by their excellent public aquariums.What is the procedure to bring in pet fish. Does anyone know the

By on May 18, 2018 at 9:23 am

Hi George! Although there are safe ways to do it, there are special precautions you must use when moving fish internationally. Check out this blog post from a past client we helped relocate 11 koi fish. Also, every country has different import regulations so we'd suggest reaching out to the ministry in the UAE for assistance. Hope this helps!

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