Friday, October 22, 2010

Are you coming to UAE with your toy dog?

It shouldn't be a problem to bring your toy dog (teacup size dog) along if you are coming to the UAE. But carrying it around with you isn't a great idea. Emiratis love all of God’s creatures but they don’t consider it clean or polite to shake hands after petting any kind of animal.
Generally, people in the Gulf region don’t view dogs as dirty because their ancestors proved the value of a saluki. Although a Muslim is permitted to have a dog for hunting and guarding, it was considered unclean to keep it as a pet because it smells in a confined space. The same reason why they don’t often keep dogs inside their homes even if their ancestors often shared tents with animals to protec them from the elements.