Bringing pets to Dubai – We specialize in pet immigration to Dubai.

Dubai, often referred to as “the fairy tale world in the desert,” boasts futuristic architecture that stretches skyward, a life of luxury, and a desert hinterland full of yellow sand that seems both tangible and intangible. Oil has transformed it from a small fishing village into a luxurious destination that impresses the world with its extravagance and opulence.

Dubai’s allure for development has enticed numerous individuals to consider immigrating to the city, including pet owners who wish to bring their beloved pets along. However, many of them are unaware of the exact procedures for Dubai pet immigration, particularly with regards to bringing pets from Hong Kong. The Dubai government has established stringent regulations for pet immigration to the city, requiring strict adherence to the pet consignment requirements. Failure to comply with any of the stipulated regulations could result in the failure of the pet immigration process in Dubai.

We have compiled the import requirements for pets entering Dubai to facilitate the process of immigrating Hong Kong pets to Dubai. Please find below the general requirements for pets to be allowed into Dubai:

To meet pet import Dubai requirements, pets must have:

  • Only in cargo
  • 1.5-3 month’s advance notice
  • Microchip
  • Vaccination and Vaccination Record
  • Dubai pet health certificate
  • Other treatments
  • Blood test
  • Dubai pet import requirements (import permit)
  • Dog license (For dogs only)
  • IATA-standard crates required

If you are interested in using our services for pet travel to Dubai, please fill out our quotation request form and provide us with information about your pet travel needs, in order to assist us in creating a personalized pet relocation plan for you. If you have further inquiries or questions, you may send us a message through our contact form or contact our pet relocation specialists directly through WhatsApp at +852 6358 3131.

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The Complete Process: What Should You Do?

Pet Relocation to Dubai – important considerations before departure

If you’re planning to bring your pet to the UAE, it’s important to follow the strict pet immigration regulations set by the government. PET TRAVEL Dubai team can help simplify the process for you. Here are some basic pet travel requirements in the UAE to help you prepare for the journey.

Bring pet to Dubai: General requirements for pet entry in the UAE are as follows:

  • Microchip
  • Vaccination and Vaccination Record
  • Pet health certificate Dubai
  • Other treatments
  • Blood test
  • Dubai pet import requirements (import permit)
  • Dog license (For dogs only)
  • IATA-standard crates required

If you are planning for pet import to Dubai, please fill out our quotation request form and provide us with information about your pet travel needs, in order to assist us in creating a personalized pet relocation plan for you. If you have further inquiries or questions, you may send us a message through our contact form or contact our pet relocation agents directly through WhatsApp at +852 6358 3131.

Important Considerations for taking pets to Dubai

At PET TRAVEL, we understand that pets are an important part of your family and you want to bring them with you when you relocate to the UAE. Our team of pet immigration experts are here to help make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible.

To ensure a successful pet immigration process to the UAE, we recommend notifying us at least 1.5 months before your departure so we can handle all the necessary procedures. We also suggest contacting your airline in advance to arrange booking a pet seat, as direct flights to the UAE only accept pets in the cargo. If possible, we suggest choosing private transportation for your pets.

Before departure, it’s important to obtain an import permit and an animal health certificate. When your pet arrives in the UAE, the pet’s immigration inspection process will take several hours. Our team will be with you every step of the way to ensure your pet’s health and safety, and to make sure all the necessary documents are in order.

Don’t hesitate to contact our specialist in pet relocation to Dubai for any assistance you need with immigrating your pets to the UAE. We’re always here to help!

Your Pet Import Dubai Specialist – Efficient and Hassle-free Pet Immigration to the UAE

If you are planning to bring your beloved pets into the UAE, it’s important to know that the process can be complicated and time-consuming. You may feel overwhelmed and unsure about how to navigate the pet immigration procedure. That’s where PET TRAVEL comes in – our team of pet immigration experts can handle all the details for you, saving you time and energy. Our knowledgeable staff can answer all your questions, from the best time to immigrate your pet to the UAE, to the costs and procedures involved.

By choosing PET TRAVEL, you can avoid the hassle of dealing with the pet immigration process alone. Our professional and experienced agency will handle all the details, ensuring that your pet arrives in the UAE safely and quickly. We offer the lowest prices and the fastest procedures, allowing you to focus on enjoying your time abroad with your furry companions. Trust your pet transport Dubai experts at PET TRAVEL to take care of all your pet immigration needs.

  • Please let us know 1.5-3 months in advance
  • Microchip
  • Vaccination and Vaccination Record
  • Dubai pet health certificate
  • Other treatments
  • Blood test
  • Import documents (import permit)
  • Dog license
  • IATA-standard crates required

The UAE government will strictly control the animals entering the country. Before departure, the owner must vaccinate the pets with relevant vaccinations and prepare the necessary documents. Otherwise, they may be subject to dog quarantine Dubai policies. Therefore, when you plan to import dog to Dubai, it is crucial to start early and ensure that all documents are in order.

PET TRAVEL – Your pet immigration agency

Looking to take your furry friend on an adventure to the UAE? Look no further than PET TRAVEL. Our team of experts can handle all of the complicated and cumbersome procedures involved in the process of moving pet to Dubai, making the process stress-free for you and your beloved pet.

With a team of professional Dubai pet import experts, you can expect one-on-one service from a dedicated pet immigration consultant who will plan the entire process of pet immigration to the UAE. We take care of everything from handling necessary documents and permits to arranging vaccinations and inspections, all while ensuring that your pet’s comfort is our top priority. Plus, we offer IATA-approved pet cages for a safe and comfortable journey.

At PET TRAVEL, we believe in transparency and clarity. That’s why we provide a clear and detailed breakdown of the price and cost of pet immigration to the UAE, with no hidden fees or surprises. If you’re looking for an extra luxurious experience for your pet, we can even arrange a private pet plane for a stress-free and comfortable journey.

We’ve got you covered, even if you’re planning to travel do Dubai with pet who’s senior. We’ll make sure your pet’s trip to the UAE is seamless and stress-free.

Ready to bring pet to Dubai? Contact us today to learn more about the process and consult with our professional and caring pet immigration consultants. Trust PET TRAVEL to handle everything and make your pet’s immigration a smooth and easy process.

How long does it take?

Dubai Pet Immigration

t is recommended that you give at least 1.5 months advance notice before departure. We need time to prepare import and export documents and contact airlines and customs. Airlines require pet cargo/excess baggage to be reserved for pets.

Will I require a pet passport?

Pet passports are not available in Hong Kong or China. They are only provided for pets originating from the US, UK, and EU countries, which enable the transport of cats and dogs from UK to other EU nations. Additional requirements may apply to some countries. Instead, pet health certificates are used for pet import and export from Hong Kong or China. An official veterinarian or authorized veterinarian must complete and issue the certificate, which is then signed by the relevant authority. The certificate is valid for a certain period of time depending on the country of destination and identity check at the port of entry. The health certificate for Dubai pet immigration should include the pet’s name, chip number, identity, and vaccination records. If you need more information on pet transport to Dubai, please consult our professional team.

What else does my pet need besides vaccinations?

To ensure a smooth pet travel experience, there are several documents that you will need to provide to the airline. These include the original pet health certificate issued by a veterinarian, vaccination records for your pet, a statement letter from the live animal shipper, and an air waybill for the cargo. Additionally, when importing or exporting pets in Hong Kong, an Airline Certificate may also be required.

At Pet Travel, we understand that preparing these documents can be overwhelming. That’s why we’re here to assist you with every step of the process. Our team can help you obtain the necessary documents and liaise with the airlines and relevant immigration authorities to ensure a hassle-free pet travel experience for you and your furry friend.

What documents do airline required?

In addition to vaccination preparation and export documentation, your pet may require an import permit to enter certain countries. Some countries require pet immigration companies to prepare these import documents. Please contact our professional team.


Why shouldn’t I do this myself?

At PET TRAVEL, we understand that your pets are a part of your family, and we want to help make their move as smooth and stress-free as possible. We know that moving to another country can be overwhelming, and trying to navigate pet import policies on your own can be daunting. That’s why we offer a comprehensive pet relocation service to take care of everything for you. From handling all the necessary paperwork to providing expert guidance on the best travel options for your furry friends, we’re here to make sure your pets arrive at their new home happy and healthy. Our experienced team has been handling pet moves for years and will treat your pets as if they were our own. Let us take care of the details so you can focus on what matters most – your pet’s comfort and safety during the move.

Is it safe for my pet to fly?

Traveling by air is as safe for pets as it is for people. Airlines require pets to travel in containers that comply with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Live Animal Regulations and with specific airline guidelines. All of these things are designed to help ensure the safety and comfort of your pet while traveling. In some cases, your pet may not be allowed to travel in the cabin with you. Your pet will travel in a special cargo compartment within the aircraft. This compartment is both climate-controlled as well as pressurized, so your pet will be safe and comfortable. It is on the same air circulation system as the cabin.

Can you reduce pet travel anxiety?

Our Policy is to transport your pet with the minimum amount of stress involved. We will find the most direct route available, with little time spent confined in the kennel as possible. Additionally, there are certain products you can purchase, such as Feliway, which is a natural pheromone to induce a calmer state.

Will my pet be stressed from the flight?

Your pet will be pleased to see you and will probably enjoy a good meal at the end of their flight, but most animals travel very well and relax throughout the flight. There are more than a million pets that fly safely every year worldwide, and the captain will act appropriately if there are any animals aboard.

Can I take my cat on holiday with me?

We can let you know if this is possible if you let us know which airline you will be flying with and on which day. We will make every effort to book cargo space on the same flight as your pet. To avoid you incurring unnecessary costs, it is advisable for us to check availability for pets before you book your own flight if you wish to travel at the same time

Can my pet travel with adaptive collars/or flat collars?

It is advised by every airline that pets do not travel wearing a collar of any kind as they are deemed a choking hazard. However, they will be able to travel with the containers attached to their airline-approved crate in order to be able to refit them when they reach their destination. 

Can my dog/cat fly alone?

Yes, your dog/cat can be booked as manifest cargo and can fly alone to most locations.

Do I have access to my pet during the flight?

Both passengers and crew are not permitted access to the cargo hold. During refueling and transit stops, passengers will not be permitted access to their pets.

What if my pet needs to urinate during the flight?

Unfortunately, little accidents sometimes do happen, so the crates are lined with absorbable puppy training pads to help soak up any little accidents that do occur. Like humans, your pet may experience a little dehydration during the flight, which will reduce the need for urination. Also, do not feed your pet the morning before travel as this may increase the risk of defecation or vomiting.

How to book with pet ticket with airlines?
First, you must make sure all the important documents are ready for your pet. You must have your pet microchipped and rabies vaccination and vaccination record for airlines. Airlines need to have all documents prepared so they could book the pet cargo/ excess baggage for you, as they do not want your hassle from the trip. The customs would not accept pets import their countries if the documents are not well prepared, your pet may have to quarantine or even be banned for import their countries, your pet may need to turn back to your origin. Hence, airlines need all documents ready so they could reserve a seat for your pet. 
Lastly, it is important to note that some airlines will not allow you to book directly with them to fly your cat internationally to some countries. Instead, you’ll be required to hire a pet-shipping company with an airline account. This is because they want to have the assurance that the import procedures and paperwork were completed correctly to avoid any penalties or fees.
What is the difference between ‘Excess Baggage’ and ‘Air Cargo’?

When you travel with your pet and you both check in at the passenger terminal, this is termed ‘excess baggage,’ however, your pet will still travel in the animal hold. Air Cargo can be used when you travel with your pet or if your pet is traveling without you. Your pet will be checked in through the cargo terminal at your departing airport and the cargo terminals of modern-day airports are used to handling and caring for animals. Some even have specialized rooms for holding animals.

Why my pet could not travel in cabin/ excess baggage with me on the same flight?
Although several airlines, domestic and international, accept pets as carry-on or excess baggage, you could travel with them. Carry-on pets must adhere to strict size restrictions, along with limitations regarding available space (both on board the airplane and in the cargo hold). Most airlines place a strict limit on the number of pets that can travel in the plane’s cabin. Several will only allow one or two animals per flight.
Normally, airlines only accept cats and small dogs travel in the cabin with their owner, their weight must be < 8kg (17lbs) and the owner must put them in either a small soft pet container or IATA approved pet crate. One important thing you must know, some breeds like bulldog, wolf-dog and snub-nosed pets like exotic shorthair and pugs may be restricted by airlines. You may check with the airlines if you would like to travel with your pet in the cabin. 
For traveling in the baggage compartment (excess baggage), airlines could accept pets under 32kg -40kg to travel as excess baggage with the same flight. However, some countries may be restricted for pet travel as excess baggage due to their pet import policy, some countries may even do not accept pets for importing their countries. You have to reach the airline for further enquiries if you do not want to travel separately with your pets. If airlines do not accept pet travel on the same flight, you have to ship your dog in Manifest Cargo by the airlines’ cargo service. 
One key point to note, airlines may NOT ACCEPT pet travel in-cabin with TRANSIT Flight (Connecting Flight) from different airlines, some airlines may even serve pets in a direct flight.  Due to the COVID19 pandemic, some airlines have stopped pet check-in and limit pet travel.
For pet travel in cargo separately, the cost will be straightly expensive than pet travel in the baggage compartment or travel in a cabin. Your pet must be put in the IATA-approved pet crate and follow the LAR (Live Animal Regulations) by airlines.
In addition to large and giant breed dogs traveling in extremely large crates, some passenger aircraft aren’t able to handle such oversized cargo. Keep in mind that the airlines must adhere to the International Animal Transport Association’s Live Animal Regulations (IATA/LAR) and they will require you to do the same. Taking your pet on the plane with you seems to be an attractive, affordable option. However, be aware that you run the very real risk of your pet missing the flight if there is no space available onboard or in cargo, or if you have not complied with the IATA/LAR.
Cargo Rates – Why it is so expensive for pet cargo?

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