Pets are allowed in the UAE. However, as you are making the decision to transport your pet please consider the summer temperatures in Dubai, as they are often too high for pets to spend much time outdoors. Pets must be shipped to the UAE as cargo which can be expensive.
Food, vet bills, holiday boarding, grooming, training, expatriation when you leave the country… can all start to add up. It’s very important to do your research before adopting a pet. We’re certainly not saying you need to be ‘rich’ to be a pet owner, however you do need to be aware of the costs involved and be financial prepared.
Pet’s Name or Answers To: Ralphi
Last Seen or Found (when and where): 10th October 2014, Veneto villa 10, Dubai waterfront (just past jebel ali golf resort)
Microchip Number: TBC
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Collar Color: None
White and tabby with a tail half length (it is a deformity, he has a full length tail all collected to halfway along), with big hazel eyes. We have had him 1 year and he knows his name well and will turn his head when you say his name. he is about 4 years old, a good size cat. Read more
Like many expatriates who have relocated to the UAE, we leave not only our place of domicile, we often leave behind our families, friends and even our pets. For some expats, the thought of leaving a family pet behind is too difficult and thankfully, the laws regarding animal ownership in the UAE allow many of us to bring these much loved animals with us on our new adventure.
One the most common pets to be relocated here to the UAE are dogs.
The focus of this article shall be to address some of the risks associated with owning a dog in a country where punitive measures can be enforced upon you by the authorities should you fail to adequately protect the general public or others from any harm that could be inflicted by the animal whilst in your ownership or care of custody. Read more
Every year in Dubai there are hundreds of dogs (both young and old) that are abandoned and often euthanised. Many people who abandon their dogs in Dubai are expats who come to Dubai, get themselves a puppy and, upon leaving the country, decide not to/realise they cannot take their dogs with them.
Sometimes the reason is financial, other times the dog may be subject to long quarantine periods or unable to be brought back into the country for environmental reasons (massive climate changes etc…) and sometimes people are just plain irresponsible. Irrespective of their reasons, Dubai’s transient expat population is a large contributor to the homeless dog population in the UAE and as such there is a definite need for better awareness of this issue. Read more