The IETS Parent Committee on Companion Animals, Non-Domestic and Endangered Species (CANDES)
Regulatory Subcommittee document: Rules and Regulations for Import and Export of Biological materials
Dubai and the Northern Emirates (United Arab Emirates Dec, 2004)

Import Requirements for the United Arab Emirates Details provided by: Florine J. Morrison (breeding@epaa-shj.gov.ae)
1. Government and organisation agencies requiring permits/approval to import MAF (ministry of agriculture & fisheries) Veterinary quarantine section.
Regarding CITES listed animals, the exporting country is required to seek export approval and CITES permit.
2. Government Agency contact details of departments/personnel MAF, PO Box 1509, Dubai
04 295 8161 (Tel) 04 295 7766 (Fax) email: archieves.maf@uae.gov.ae
3. Specimen types requiring import permits All live animals need import permits incl. all biological material, serum, germ plasm and vaccines
4. Specimdxen types not requiring import permits MAF regulates the importing of all biological material
5. Specific specimen processing requirements Refer to MAF
6. Specific requirements of the organisation importing the specimen(s)
7. Veterinary certificates required All animal products
8. Import permit application forms

Import permit application form from MAF

   
Export requirements for the United Arab Emirates  
1. Government and organisation agencies requiring permits/approval to export CITES office, organise to go in person or else it takes months.
MAF vet quarantine section
2. Government agency contact details of departments/ personnel MAF
3. Specimen types requiring export permits All CITES listed species and associated products
4. Specimen types not requiring export permits  
5. Specific specimen processing requirements Refer to MAF
6. Specific requirements of the organisation exporting the specimen(s) Government support of the project will facilitate the procedure
7. Veterinary Certificates required Animals/animal products
8. Export Permit application forms MAF