Emirates is the largest airline in the Middle East. Their base is in Dubai, UAE. They welcome falcons between Dubai and some destinations in Pakistan and other animals in the cargo hold through their Cargo Department or as checked baggage on flights to certain countries. Visit Website

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Pet Reservations

You won't find any restrictions on the number of pets that can be placed in the hold on Emirates flights, however, some countries do impose restrictions on the number of pets that can be carried in and out. Before your departure date, inform Emirates directly at (800)-777-3999 that you are traveling with Fido. If your flight itinerary includes other airlines, be sure to check their pet policy before you travel.

Pets in the Cabin

Pets are not permitted in the cabin on Emirates aircraft, except for falcons between Dubai and some destinations in Pakistan.

Pets in Checked Baggage

For itineraries that start in Dubai and travel to countries that allow animals to enter as excess baggage; falcons, cats, dogs and pet birds can be transported as checked baggage in the hold as long as the total journey time (including any transit time) is less than 17 hours, and all appropriate conditions are met. If the animal and carrier combined do not exceed 50lbs (23 kg), the price for this service is $500. If the animal and carrier have a combined weight of 53 to 70lbs (24 to 32kg), the fee is $650. If the animal and carrier weigh over 70lbs, the fee is $800.

Pets in Cargo

Pets can be transported in the hold on certain flights or as cargo with Emirates SkyCargo. On all Emirates flights outside the UAE, pets (falcons, cats, dogs, and household birds) can travel as checked baggage in the hold, provided the total journey time is less than 17 hours. 2 adult animals, weighing up to 31 lbs (14 kg) each, may be shipped in the same container if they are used to cohabitation. The fee for transporting animals under 50 lbs (23 kg) in carriers with total dimensions of 59" (150 cm) is $500; animals between 50-70 lbs (23-32 kg) in carriers between 59-118" (150-300 cm) is $650; and animals over 70 lbs (32 kg) in cages between 59-118" (150-300 cm) is $800. If your travel plans terminate in Dubai, animals must be transported as cargo. Cages that exceed 118" (300 cm) should be transported by SkyCargo instead. You can contact the SkyCargo Team directly at (+971) 600-566-661.

Carrier Guidelines

For pets traveling in the hold, carriers must be secure and meet international safety requirements, including proper ventilation and a sturdy structure. For pets traveling as excess baggage who do not exceed 50lbs (23kg), the total dimensions of the carrier should not exceed 59 inches (150 cm); for pets over 53lbs (24kg), the total dimensions can be between 59 inches (150cm) and 118 inches (300cm).


BringFido Guest Rating

Emirates has received a rating of 1.0 out of 5 bones by 1 canine critic on BringFido.

  • Anuj
    Jul. 11, 2022
    Not great support for Pets travel

    Filled out the form on their website and no one reached out and No response for 4 days. I then called them and they mentioned that They wont accept my pet as he is Husky / American bully mix. There is zero guidance on their website. Now we are stuck with our tickets booked 30 days ago and not being able to bring our dog.

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