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Dubai has successfully reconfigured its economy, shifting from dependence on its oil resources and fashioning itself as the premier commercial and financial hub in the region. Apart from that, it has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Middle East with its beaches and various high-end retail outlets.

Dubai by night

Because of this reconfiguration, more and more businesses are using the emirate as the jump-off point for their expansion in the region, bringing with them some of their best employees. If you have been offered an opportunity to work in Dubai but are still mulling it over, primarily because you can’t leave your beloved pet behind in your home country, it is worthwhile to know that pet relocation is possible.

Dubai Aquarium -  M.A.J Photography

 Bringing your pet along with you can be made easier and with fewer hassles if you get the services of a company specializing in pet relocation services. Dubai does allow expats to bring their pets but there are several restrictions you have to be aware of. First, know that the United Arab Emirates does not allow cats, dogs and rabbits younger than four months into the country. In addition, the rabies vaccination of the pet must be at least 21 days old. The UAE also requires pets to be imported as manifested cargo. The UAE only allows a maximum of two pets per person. However, some companies which specialize in this service can help you bring as many as six pets per person.

Dubai - vue de Burj Khalifa - 18-06-2011 - 17h45

¬†If you are considering pet relocation, Dubai has restrictions regarding the entry of some dog breeds. This is apart from the list of dog breeds that the UAE does not permit to be imported into the country. Among the dogs that the UAE’s Ministry of Environment and Water has banned are the Pit Bull Terrier, Dogo Argentino, Brazilian Mastiff, Tosa Inu, American Staffordshire Terriers, Wolf/Dog hybrids and crossbreeds of these dogs.

Dubai allows the entry of the following dog breeds: American Bull Dog, American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Argentinean Mastiff, Bull Terrier, Canary Dog Fila, Doberman, Husky, Miniature Bull Terrier, Neapolitan Mastiff, English Bull Dog, Rottweiler, Shar Pei, Staffordshire Bull Terrier and the Tosa. However, these dogs should wear a basket-type muzzle when they are brought by their owners in a public area. In addition, the owner must reside in either a farm or a villa. These breeds should also be duly registered with the Dubai Municipality.

Among the documents you need to prepare are import permits, vaccination records or certificates and a copy of your passport.

About the author: Sam Buddy is a pet lover and writer. He frequently writes articles about pets and animals, pet care and other topics that can help pet owners provide better features for their pets. As of now, he visits to find new and more efficient way for pet relocation and boarding.


Filed under: Relocating and/or Traveling With Your Dog

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