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Are qualified veterinarians and/or good kennel services available? Do animals need to be quarantined upon entry to the country? Are there other considerations regarding pets that are particular to this country?

Lots of local vets. Some landlords don't allow pets at all, many don't allow dogs. Ask before you commit to anything. Importing/exporting pets is challenging and expensive. - Sep 12, 2017
Pets don't need to be quarantined on arrival and there are many good vets in the area. Importing and exporting pets can be complicated, however, and I recommend googling UAE pet importers to find someone to help you. Pets can only enter the country as cargo and there are other legal hurdles. The expense of professional help is worth it, especially when you arrive hot, exhausted and disoriented. - Jun 8, 2015
No, but the rules about importing an animal are complicated and require some expertise. We worked with a local vet, both to import and now to export ours. - May 19, 2013
We lived in apartments and the lease forbade pets. - Jul 20, 2012
No, at least from the U.S., not if all paperwork is in order. - Aug 9, 2011
Yes, but don't know all the regulations. - Jul 17, 2011
No, but the shots required are a bit different than in the states-check early. Best source of info is the British & American Vets. They can also help with importing things. ALL pets must arrive as CARGO-cannot be in the cabin. - Aug 25, 2009