Pet Travel Question: Dogs to Dubai

Name: Lana
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Toy Poodle
From: Japan
To: Dubai

Good day. I need to move my dog from Japan to Dubai. Problem - I need to have my dog in the kennels/dog sitter from June (as my visa in Japan expires) and can only leave for Dubai around the middle August (when my new visa in Dubai begins). In that time my dog will need injections done, blood tests and all the papers to get her out of Japan and to Dubai. Could you please give me any advice? I cannot take her with me to South Africa as it has rabies. Please please help. Yours sincerely, -Lana

Hi Lana,

Thanks for submitting a question to us! To start, here are the pet import requirements for the United Arab Emirates. Once you know about these necessary steps, you can plan a schedule for your vet visits and vaccinations.

If you won't be with your dog during the weeks leading up to your trip and you don't have a friend or family member to assist you, you will need to enlist some hired help. Check with IPATA for more information, check your local listings for vet assistance, etc..., or contact us for more detailed advice. One of our Pet Relocation Specialists would be happy to help you plan your move.

Good luck with everything, Lana, and keep in touch!


PetRelocation Team




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