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Shipping Dogs to Dubai

We understand just how vital the safe shipping of your dog is. Importing dogs to Dubai or Abu Dhabi is a serious business, and it is important to get everything right. It may seem overwhelming and complex since there are many import rules to follow. But the expert Euro Puppy team has all the facts for transporting a dog to the Emirates. 

While we know you would like your dog with you quickly, we have to comply with the regulations in the United Arab Emirates, which are in place for the safety of your dog.

We have two decades of experience shipping to over 110 countries, worldwide. We regularly ship dogs to the UAE, and we are proud to have many wonderful Euro Puppy dogs in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and elsewhere in the Emirates.

Before you check out our Dogs for Sale in the UAE, here is a summary of the requirements…


Puppy Shipping Rules for the United Arab Emirates


  1. An Import Permit is required from the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE). This is needed to book the flight, and for customs clearance on arrival. It is valid for 30 days from issuing. (It is applied for by you. We will provide full details for what is required to obtain this.) 
  2. Standard Vaccinations – Dogs must be vaccinated for Canine Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parainfluenza, and Parvovirus. (Done by Euro Puppy)
  3. Deworming must take place in the 14 days before shipping to Dubai. (Done by Euro Puppy)
  4. A rabies vaccine must be administered at no earlier than 12 weeks of age. (Done by Euro Puppy)
  5. Furthermore a rabies blood test must be taken at least 21 days after the vaccination. The laboratory report with a successful result (not less than 0.5 IU / ml) of this Rabies titer test is sent with the dog (Done by Euro Puppy)
  6. Microchip must be in place, and listed in the vaccination book (Provided by Euro Puppy)
  7. Official Health certificate and vaccination book / pet passport must travel with dog (Provided by Euro Puppy)
  8. Importing Dogs to the UAE must be done only through safe and secure manifest cargo as per the International Air Transport Association (IATA) regulations. (Always shipped this way through Euro Puppy)
  9. The Minimum age for shipping a dog to the United Arab Emirates varies due to the level of rabies ‘risk’ the origin country is considered. From a low risk country it is 12 weeks. From other countries it is 15 weeks. However due to the rabies titre test rules and timings, travel from these countries cannot take place until at least 18 weeks of age.


  • Can you import dogs to Dubai?

    Yes, you can import most dog breeds to Dubai, but this is subject to regulations and requirements set by the UAE government. These are listed above, and we ensure all are met. At Euro Puppy we stay up to date with import requirements to ensure a hassle-free process when transporting a dog to Dubai. Only 2 dogs per person per year are allowed.

  • Which breeds are banned from entry to the UAE?

    The following breeds are not allowed to be imported to Dubai:

    Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier , American Bully, Brazilian Mastiff (Fila Brasileiro), Argentinian Mastiff (Dogo Argentino), Tibetan Mastiff, Neapolitan Mastiff, French Mastiff (Dogue de Bordeaux), Boerboel, Bullmastiff, Cane Corso (Italian Mastiff), Bully Kutta (Alangu Mastiff, Indian Mastiff), Perro De Presa Canario (Canary Mastiff), Japanese tosa, Presa Canario.

  • Is an import permit required for my puppy to enter the UAE?

    Yes, your puppy will need an import permit. There are two ways you can get this.
    a) You can apply for the permit yourself at the ministry of environment and water;
    b) You may choose to work with one of our partners (see below) who will get the permit for you, as well as handle the whole process, and deliver your puppy to your home.

  • Can my dog fly with me to Dubai?

    Only an official company, such as Euro Puppy, can arrange your dog’s shipping. You can travel on the same flight, but only if you book a separate ticket for yourself. Dogs can only be transported in the aircraft cargo hold. The hold is specially equipped and pressurized for safety and well-being. Your dog will be in a travel crate with space for them to stand, turn, and lie down comfortably. 

  • Do dogs have to quarantine in Dubai?

    If all the dog shipping rules mentioned above are in order, then no quarantine is required. Therefore from Euro Puppy, no dog should be required to be quarantined. This is also true whatever the country of origin.

  • How much will it cost to ship my puppy to the UAE?

    Prices vary depending on the breed & size of the puppy, but usually fall in the 800-1500 euro range. For a very large breed, such as a Great Dane, around 3000 euro is applicable. When choosing a puppy from Euro Puppy the price covers expenses and services such as puppy crate, all health tests and shipping paperwork. However not included there are additional costs within the UAE, such as the import permit fee and airport custom clearances, totalling approximately 500 euro.

  • Do you have partners in the UAE to assist with the import?

    Yes. Our partner can arrange the import permit, customs clearance and delivery of your dream puppy swift and easily.