Emirates Sky Cargo Travel Partners

One of our pet travel partners is Emirates Sky Cargo, which is authorised to fly between Dubai and UK airports, London Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Glasgow and Dublin. Thousands of customers use their services for worldwide pet travel each year.

Cargo travel is treated similarly to the passenger cabin, with the same pressure and temperature, according to UAE (United Arab Emirates) government regulations.
Your pet will be well looked after by trained staff throughout the journey. There are help desks at the airport to check-in and get advice before the flight.

Cost of pet travel with Emirates SkyCargo

The cost of shipping your pet with Cathay Pacific can vary depending on the size and breed of your pet. Individual quotes are provided and weight/size restrictions are taken into consideration.

You must also purchase an airline-approved pet carrier and complete the necessary health checks according to destination restrictions. Two similarly sized pets up to 14kg can travel in the same crate.

Emirates Restrictions

Pets are not permitted to fly as checked baggage into the United Kingdom, the UAE and other listed countries if the flight is longer than 17 hours.


If your pet is one of the following breeds, unfortunately they are not permitted to travel with Emirates Sky Cargo:

  • Bull Terriers
  • Boston Terriers
  • Chihuahuas
  • Pekinese
  • Boxers
  • Rottweilers
  • Bulldogs
  • Racing greyhounds

Owners of Pugs, King Charles Spaniels and Shih Tzus are also restricted so you will need to get authorisation from Emirates at least four days before you travel.

Cats, Birds and Other Pets

Emirates also restrict pet travel for some cat breeds in summer months (May to September) such as American Burmese, Persian, Himalayan, British Shorthair, some crossbreeds and exotic cats.

Most warm-blooded animals are considered except for poisonous animals like reptiles and insects. Birds are not permitted unless they meet CITES requirements, and they must travel by cargo.

Emirates Cabin Pet Travel Policy

Unfortunately, all pets are not permitted to travel in the cabin or in hold, other than guide dogs, and certain falcon breeds between Dubai and certain Pakistan locations.

We recommend you arrange your pet travel before your own, to make sure everything is ready. We also have all the accessories you could need.