Pet centres in the UAE

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1. Pet Ho Licks One Stop Shop JLT – PET SERVICES

Pet Ho Licks is located in Cluster B in Jumeirah Lake Towers. The centre specialises in providing all breeds of cats and dogs, as well as birds.  They also offer a dog training and grooming service, as well as pet insurance and relocation assistance. Enquire about the special boarding service.

Best for dog training, insurance, relocation

Directions Cluster B is located near the JLT Metro Station; facing Shaikh Zayed Road (E11). Pet Ho Licks is shop 3 in Lake View Tower Metro Jumeirah Lake Towers Timings Sat – Thu 10am to 9pm; Fri 3pm to 9pm Phone 04 363 9635 Email Website


2. Blue Oasis Veterinary Clinic –  VET

The Blue Oasis Veterinary Clinic is one of Dubai’s most established veterinary clinics. The clinic boasts several highly trained and qualified vets from across Europe. A strong emphasis is placed on the human element when it comes to animal care, making the centre popular choice to pet owners in Dubai. Blue Oasis also provides a pet relocation service, ideal for expats moving to, or leaving, the UAE.

Best for vet clinic, pet relocation

Directions Blue Oasis Centre is located next to the Premier Inn in the Green Community. From Green Community Roundabout head towards Dubai Investment Park on Yalayis Street. Take the first right, then right again, followed by the second exit at the roundabout. Blue Oasis is on the right MetroNo Service Timings 24 hours Phone 04 884 8580 Website


3. Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital – VET

Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital is the largest falcon hospital in the world and the leading centre for falcons’ medicine world-wide. The ADFH specialises in all preventive, general and advanced examination in all kinds of birds especially falcons and parrots. For boarding of parrots and other birds, they have dedicated facilities which permit free flight in individual rooms.

Best for falcon care

Directions Located in Al Shamka, Abu Dhabi. From Abu Dhabi, follow the E20 towards Abu Dhabi Airport. Continue straight following signs for Sweihan.  Exit at the second intersection, turning right into Baniyas. Take the fist right MetroNo service Timings Sun – Thu 8:30am to 2:30pm, (24 hour emergency) Phone02 575 5155 (24 hour emergency 050 711 3071) Website


4. Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital and Pet Care Centre – VET

ADFH’s Pet Care Hospital provides a full range of preventive, routine and advanced services including digital radiology, ultrasound and endoscopy. We specialise also in advanced orthopaedic and soft tissue surgeries.

The grooming service will make your dogs and cats happy with breed specific trims and cuts, different shaves, and baths. There is also a hair stylist to provide the latest in fashion haircuts for dogs and cats.

A pet hotel and puppy training service is also provided.

Best for dog training, vet clinic, puppy style

Directions Located in Al Shamka, Abu Dhabi. From Abu Dhabi, follow the E20 towards Abu Dhabi Airport. Continue straight following signs for Sweihan.  Exit at the second intersection, turning right into Baniyas. Take the fist right MetroNo service Timings Sun – Thu 8am to 6:30pm, Sat 9am to 1pm (24 hour emergency) Phone: 02 575 5155 (24 hour emergency 056 998 6809) Website


5. Urban Tails Pet Resort – KENNELS

The Urban Tails Pet Resort is the 5-Star getaway for your dog or cat. With services including both long and short term boarding accommodation, grooming, and day care, Urban Tails is a good choice for the discerning Dubai resident.

The resort is monitored by a network of webcams, so it’s possible to log on while you’re away to see how your pet is getting on. Suites include a plasma TV and garden views. The more executive canine or feline will be able to indulge in an executive royal suite, which includes a private butler no less. A gym is available to all residents.

Best for temporary shelter

Directions Located in Dubai Investment Park behind the Green CommunityMetro No Metro service Timings Sat – Thu 9am to 3pm, check-out 12pmPhone: 04 884 8847 Email


6. Homely Petz – SHELTER

Homely Petz is owned and run by a British expatriate couple who are, by their own admission, pet mad. With vast veterinary and military dog training but two of the skills they share, you won’t feel anxious about leaving your pet here.

Homely Petz is an online provider that connects pet owners and pet carers. People can sign up to the database and register as a dog-walker or cat sitter (to name only two) to help out a traveling pet owner. The centre also takes care of animals in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ajman, and Ras Al Khaimah.

The kennels are located in Ras Al Khaimah and may only be visited after making an appointment in advance. Visit the website to book online.

Best for dog walkers, cat sitters, shelter

Directions Location not publicised to prevent dumping of animals. Contact for details Timings As per appointment Phone 050 871 7072 or +050 871 7073Email Website

7. Pet Corner Trading – PET SERVICES

Pet Corner has two locations in Dubai; Green Community and Motor City. The specialist pet shop stocks all you could ever need for your beloved pet; from dog toys to bird feed. Their online service is also a pioneering advancement for convenience in this section of the market. A nationwide home delivery service is available for a fee of Dh99.

Services offered include pet grooming and fish tank maintenance. Products on offer include premium pet food, toys, treats, accessories as well as training, nutrition hygiene, and health products.

Best for pet food, toys

Directions Motor City – from Shaikh Zayed Road, take exit at Umm Suqiem Street and follow signs for Motor City. Once in Motor City, Pet Corner can be found on the left side, in Unit R7. Green Community – From the E311, heading toward Abu Dhabi, take the third exit at Green Community Roundabout. Take the first right into Green Community, followed by the first left. Make a U-Turn at the roundabout and take the second left. Pet Corner is on your left. Metro No Metro service. Timings Sat – Thu 10am to 8pm; Fri 1pm to 8pm (Motor City branch only) Phone 04 447 3215 (Motor City) 0 4 885 3637 (Green Community)Email Website


8. K9 Friends – SHELTER

K9 Friends has a large public awareness in the UAE. They specialise in retuning lost pets to their owners as well as trying to find homes for those without owners. The shelters and kennels are of the highest standards and the staff are keen to train them well enough so that when dogs do find homes, the transition to a new life is as hassle-free as possible. The centre also spends a lot of time offering advice and help to existing pet owners.

Best for dog adoption, dog training, shelter

Directions Location not publicised to prevent dumping of animals. Contact for details Timings Sat – Thu 9am to 1pm Phone 04 887 8739 Website

9. Pets Habitat – PET SERVICES

Pets Habitat is a multi-purpose pet centre offering several services, specialising in pet sales, adoption, insurance, grooming, pet relocation, as well food and products. Pet Habitat places a large emphasis on pet health, which is why the cats and dogs they sell are purely home bred and have constant health checks to make sure they’re in the best shape. The centre will also help you to relocate your pet either into or out of the UAE, making them ideal for relocating expats. They try to re-home abandoned pets and have an on-site vet.

They are located in Al Barsha and are within a 15 minute drive from the Greens, Emirates Hills, JLT, Arabian Ranches, and Umm Suqiem.

Best for pet sales, adoption

Directions Located behind Mall of the Emirates, exit Shaikh Zayed Road at the Umm Suqiem exit heading east. After Lulu Hypermarket, turn right onto Al Mafraq Road. Continue straight and take the third right onto 329th Road. Pet Habitat is located on the corner of the second left. Metro Mall of the EmiratesTimings 10am to 9pm daily Phone 04 341 8085 Email info@petshabitat.comWebsite


10. Pets Plus – PET SHOP

Pets Plus is a 15,000 square foot pet shop located in the Green Community which sells everything from bird feed to squeaky dog toys. It’s a great place to go if you’re looking to stockpile larger amounts of pet food, and a great place to pick up a new toy for Fido’s birthday. They also operate an online pet shop and delivery service, which delivers to all seven Emirates seven days a week; ideal for the busier pet owner.

Best for online shopping, pet food delivery

Directions From Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (E311), take the exit for the Green Community at Green Community roundabout. Take the first right, followed by a right at the T-junction in the Green Community. Turn right again, once you have passed the Amada Hotel Apartments you will see Pets Plus on the right Metro No service Timings Sun – Thu 10am to 9pm; Fri 12pm to 9pmPhone 04 887 3871 Email

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