Small Dog on Airplane in Carrier


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.

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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 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. There are three different sizes of carrier allowed in the hold on Emirates flights. Smaller carriers can have maximum dimensions of 59" (150 cm), medium carriers can have maximum dimensions of 59" (150 cm), and larger carriers can have maximum dimensions of 118" (300 cm).


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