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DUBAI Planning a holiday is never easy for pet owners in the UAE. But if you have made proper arrangements, they will be safe and well cared for in your absence.

Pets have specific needs so it’s important that you pick the right pet caretaker and arm them with complete information.

There are several pet boarding centres in the UAE. Dr. Sara Elliott of British Veterinary Hospital said pet owners should do their research before finalising one. “One should look for a place with knowledgable and loving staff, not necessary luxiries,” she advised.

Book early

Lesley Muncey, chairperson, Feline Friends said residents should book early to avoid disappointment.

“Like hotels, the best facilities often get booked first. If your pet is going to a regular place for daycare – then that should be your first choice,” she said.

Before you leave for the summer break, make sure the pet carers have detailed instructions with information about food, supplements, medications, exercise, temperature requirements, feeding and cleaning schedules.

Here are some pet boarding facilities in the UAE you may want to consider.

TOP PET BOARDING CENTRES IN THE UAE

Pets Oasis

Which pets?: Cats, dogs, birds, rabbits, turtles, fish

Price range: Dh25-Dh65 
per night

Address: Near Lulu Centre, opposite immigration, Umm Al Quwain

Phone: +971 6 766 2397

Emergency: +971 50 716 8410

Email: info@petsoasisuae.com

Website: www.petsoasisuae.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/petsoasisuae

Pet Station Kennels & Cattery

Which pets?: Cats & dogs

Range of charges: Dh70 to Dh170 per night

Address: Al Quoz 3, Street 19, next to Porsche service center

Phone: 04-321-4430

email: boarding@petstationgroup.com

website: www.petstationgroup.com

Dubai Kennels & Cattery (DKC)

Which pets?: Cats, dogs, birds,

Price range:Dh90-Dh110 per night for cats; Dh115-Dh135 per night for dogs.

Address: Street 34, Umm Ramool and Daytona House, Detroit Road, Motor City.

Phone: +971-4-211 4800

Emergency: +971-50-452 6263,

Email: boardingdaycare@dkc.ae

Website: www.dkc.ae

ABU DHABI

American Veterinary Clinic

Which pets?: Cats and Dogs

Price range: Dh63 – Dh99 
per night

Address : Sector M26, 17 street, Musaffah Industrial area

Phone: +971-2-551 1578

Email: kennels@americanvet.ae

Falcon Hospital

Which pets?: Cats and dogs

Price range: Dh35 per night for cats; Dh40 - Dh50 per night for dogs.

Address: P.O.Box 45553, 
Abu Dhabi

Phone: +971-2-575 5155

Email: info@falconhospital.com

Website: 
www.falconhospital.com

Cloud 9

Which pets?: Cats, dogs, birds, rabbits, guinea pigs and snakes

Price range: Dh105 – Dh165 per night for cats and dogs; Dh70 to Dh80 per night for birds and other animals.

Address: Khalifa City A, 23 street, Villa 72, Abu Dhabi

Phone: +971-2-556 4111

Email: info@cloud9pethotel.com, www.cloud9pethotel.com