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About Us

Because Your Horse Deserves It

With more than 27 years experience in the industry, Al Sakb provides a safe, reliable, and hassle-free horse transportation service anywhere around the world. Join hundres of happy customers and see why they trust Al Sakb to provide a compete and affordable door-to-door service. Request a competitive quote today.

Our Services

A Complete Door-to-Door Service

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Shared Pallet
Whether you have one or maybe just a few horses, this is our most popular and economical option. This option Includes Air and Land Transportation based on fixed routes and shared costs between all customers.
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Private Charter
If you prefer to ship your horses under more private requirements, we can arrange a private charter for you. This is ideal for urgent transports or for horses who are more sensitive to stressful conditions. 
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Special Shipments
If you need your horses to be shipped to a specific location on a specific date, or have any other conditions, then our special shipments might be perfect for you. Simply let us know your requirments and we'll handle the rest.

Our Process

3 Simple Steps

1. Request a Quote

Simply request a quote with the travel information and we will send you our best quote within 2-3 business days.

2. Arrange Documents

We coordinate with you to arrange the documents required for the travel such as the passport and health certificates.

3. Pick Up & Transport

On the flight date we arrange all the logistics required for a smooth and safe travelling for the horses.

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Importing to UAE?

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of Documents do I need to Import my Horse to the UAE?

You are required to provide: Horse ID / Passport w/ Vaccination page, Health Certification, Import Permits. Our team will arrange all other documents and arrange post arrival quarantine booking as well.

Are there standard regulations I should be aware of before importing to the UAE?

Generally, the regulations and requirements are more or less the same. However, they may differ slightly based on the country the horses are being imported from, and whether they are being imported on a temporary or permanent basis.

- In accordance to ministry rules and regulation
- There are some special requirements for ponies.

Are there any additional requirements if my horse transits in another country?

In case of transit, our team will coordinate and arrange all transit documents required with exporter agents.

Am I required to take permission before exporting my horse?

Yes, you are required to obtain permission to import your horses into the UAE from the UAE Ministry of Environment & Water, Animal Wealth Department (MEW / AWD) before your horse leaves the exporting country. Our team will obtain import permits after fulfilling the required documents and information.

Is my horse required to be in quarantine upon arrival?

Yes, your horse will have to complete 10 days of quarantine. There are several officially recognized quarantine facilities around the UAE such as Dubai Quarantine & Sharjah quarantine.

Can I visit my horse during Quarantine?

In general, you may be able to visit your horse during quarantine 48 hours after arrival provided you have a prior appointment arranged. However, this may vary based on where your horse is quarantined and the local regulations at that location.

Can I work my horse during Quarantine?

Most quarantines in the UAE only allow horses to be hand walked twice a day. However, some quarantines allow horses to be ridden under strict conditions and depending on specific circumstances.

Will there be any further tests done on my horse during or after quarantine?

Should your horse fail any test or fail to comply with import conditions, your horse may be subject to further tests at the discretion of the Ministry of Environment and Water. Additionally, if you fail to provide proper certification, your horse may have to be re-exported at your expense. This may increase quarantine time which will be charged to you accordingly.

What Blood Tests have to be done before arriving in UAE?

The following tests are required within 21 days of export.

1) Coggins Test for Equine Infectious Anemia
2) The Serum Neutralization Test for Equine Viral Arteritis with negative result at a dilution of 1 in 4 (for Stallions only).
3) Vesicular Stomatitis (where appropriate).
4) Flu Swab – Before 72 hours of departure flight

Our team will advise you on the specific tests depending on your horse.

What Blood Tests have to be done before arriving in UAE?

The following tests are required within 21 days of export.

1) Coggins Test for Equine Infectious Anemia
2) The Serum Neutralization Test for Equine Viral Arteritis with negative result at a dilution of 1 in 4 (for Stallions only).
3) Vesicular Stomatitis (where appropriate).
4) Flu Swab – Before 72 hours of departure flight

Our team will advise you on the specific tests depending on your horse.

Exporting from UAE?

Frequently Asked Questions

What documents Do I need?

To export your horse, you are required to provide: Horse ID / Passport, Vaccination page, Health Certification, Import Permits. Our team will arrange all documents and arrange post arrival quarantine booking as well. Additionally, some countries require a pre-export quarantine. In case this is required, our team will assist you and advise you accordingly.

Are the horses sedated before travel?

The horses are not sedated before travel as we have professional grooms on board to look after the horses. Additionally, the hay nets usually distract the horses as they begin eating once loaded so it helps to keep them hungry before a flight.

Can I travel with my horse?

We do not recommend travelling with your horse as there are many restrictions and requirements involved that could complicate the matter. We highly recommend leaving your horse in the care of professionals who are trained to handle horses in the air and are cleared by airline security.

Can I bring my equipment in the stall?

Ideally it is not advisable to have large equipment in the stall as it can be a hazard in cases of emergency. However, small items such as rugs or travelling boots should not be an issue. If you need to transport large amounts of equipment, we can arrange this on the same flight.

How big is the stall?

In most commercial flights, the size of the stall is L: 2.94m x W: 2.34m x H: 2.32m

Is my horse required to be in quarantine before departure?

If your horse is going for temporary visit, your horse will not be required to be in quarantine before departure.

However, if your horse is going for a permanent relocation, your horse will be required to be in quarantine for 30 days prior to departure.

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