Leaving Dubai with a Pet

Information about the restrictions and requirements when moving pets out of Dubai...

The requirements for exporting a pet from the UAE depends very much on which country the animal is travelling back to. The British Veterinary Centre in Abu Dhabi publishes a country-by-country list.

  • To download the list of countries: Click here (PDF)

While there are some differences between countries, all animals must have the following:

  • An export permit, for which the animal must be examined at the cargo village of Dubai, Abu Dhabi or Sharjah international airports
  • Proof that the animal has been vaccinated against rabies between one year and 30 days previously
  • Proof that the animal has a microchip
  • A fee