Pet owners, including those homing banned breeds, have until July 1 to obtain licenses and vaccination certificates from local authorities, or face hefty fines.

In line with the directives of UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MoCCAE) had earlier announced the enforcement of the new Federal Law No 22 of 2016, which stipulates the need for stricter records of pets, along with wild or dangerous domesticated or undomesticated animals.