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Pets in Dubai

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Pets in Dubai

Pets in Dubai - information about owning cats, dogs, goldfish, and other animals in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and the UAE. List of vets, veterinary clinics, animal hospitals, emergency numbers, dog kennels and catteries for holiday trips, and contact information for K9 Friends and Feline Friends. Parks and places to walk dogs in Dubai.

Many residents obtain a pet here in Dubai, or bring one with them from their home if they are foreigners. The transient nature of the population does mean that fewer expats have pets than in their home country, but as resident foreigners stay longer in Dubai and the UAE, the appeal of having a pet increases. Keep in mind that summer temperatures are extremely hot in the UAE so your favorite animal will be inside your house for the best part of 3 or 4 months, at least during the day.

If moving here from another country, bringing a pet with you is possible but there are a few procedures to follow. Similarly when leaving the UAE. Depending on the type of animal you want to bring, where you come from or where you're going, you'll need to consider one or more of the following, and check one of the veterinary clinic websites below for up to date information.

Finding a pet in Dubai
Common pet complaints
AP - Abandoned Pets, tel +971-4-3483799

Cats in Dubai

Feline Friends tel +971-50-5822916 in Abu Dhabi, +971-50-4510058 in Dubai

Dogs in Dubai

Walking a dog in Dubai
Paws Pet Planet Dog Park Dubai

A dedicated Dog Park in Dubai opened 03 Oct 2010 in Dubai Investment Park (DIP), run by Paws Pet Planet (or Pet Paws Planet).

K9 Friends Tel +971-4-3474611
RAK Animal Welfare Centre and Shelter
Blood Bank for cats and dogs
Terrapins, turtles, tortoises
Vets & Veterinary Clinics in Abu Dhabi
Vets & Veterinarians in Dubai
Vets & Veterinary clinics in Sharjah
Vets and Veterinaries in other Emirates
Dog Kennels, Cattery, Dog and Cat Boarding

Book well in advance (3-4 months at least) to be sure of a place over Christmas, New Year, and the summer months (June, July, August).

Dubai Municipality pet hotel
Birds and Pets Market Dubai
Other Pet services in Dubai

Pet shops in Dubai and the UAE

Pet shops in the Emirates have a bit of a bad reputation with neglected animals crowded into small cages and an apparent disdain for anything that might remotely approach a semblance of animal care and welfare. The ones in Satwa make an occasional appearance in newspaper letters pages as being particularly bad. Rather than go straight to a pet shop, ask at one of the vets above where they would suggest getting some animal company. Or take the charitable route and go to Feline Friends or K9 Friends.

Pet shops in Dubai
Pet shops in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK)
Pet shops in Umm Al Quwain (UAQ)

Pet Insurance

Royal & SunAlliance no longer offer pet insurance (14 September 2009)?

Updated Wednesday 06-Aug-2014
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