Animalcouriers arranged for sprightly 13-year-old hound Harry to fly to Abu Dhabi.

It’s fair to say his owner Sharon was beside herself with worry — there was even talk of gin and tonic for breakfast (Sharon’s breakfast, we presume) to get them through the experience. We’re not sure if Sharon had to resort to that but Harry took the whole experience in his stride.

Sharon wrote to say:

“Thank you for all your help and support! Harry made it here just fine, as you said. Can’t believe we are actually here! Best wishes and Merry Christmas.”

Harry checks out the local beach

Harry checks out the local beach