Pet Insurance is a relatively new concept in the UAE, however is something you can always look into if you want to cover your pet in case of emergency (and budget accordingly).
The cost of Pet Insurance varies with many factors such as breed, age, plan chosen, etc. but as an indication it ranges from AED 1,500 to AED 2,000 per pet, per year (2017).
This includes cover for veterinary fees, consultations, diagnostics, surgeries, medications, death, third party liability etc.
It is not compulsory to maintain pet insurance in the UAE.