Pets must arrive manifest (air) cargo when imported and exported. Pets must be transported as directly as possible. If there is a layover on the itinerary, then an attestation form must be completed that your pet was not exposed to other animals during the layover.
Service animals can arrive in the cabin or as checked baggage if they conform to regulations above and their airline permits it.
Your pet must have a transit permit to transit the UAE by land. A prior transit permit must be obtained from the Ministry for cats and dogs which cross the country as a transit consignment. They shall be accompanied with a veterinary health certificate or a vaccination document which shows that the animal has been vaccinated for rabies and an import permit ( No. objection) from the importing state .