No, sorry, this is not a list of all the places you can live in the UAE which are pet-friendly. What a disappointment, eh?! No, this is a little simpler, and as you can see, rather briefer.
Have you just arrived in the UAE or are preparing to leave? Have a pet but you yourself are without a home?
Well, that's pretty common in this part of the world, believe it or not (so don't be embarrassed that you're homeless). Many pet owners coming to the UAE for the first time, or those just about to leave, find themselves without their own home for a while as they transition from one country to another, what with work and tenancy contracts starting or ending.
One solution, of course, is to board your pets with us until you're settled. Another option is to temporarily stay in a hotel or hotel-apartment so that you can keep your pet with you ~ unfortunately, ones which are pet-friendly are rather difficult to find, but these are the ones we know of:
If you know of any other organisations which should be listed here; or if you're already listed here but don't want to be; or if you want to be but we've made some kind of mistake with your details... let us know.
Or don't let us know. That's ok too.
Are there good pet care providers, vets, pet supplies, groomers, etc. in the UAE?
The UAE has everything here you could wish for by way of quality pet care services. As with any industry, not every one of them is the best, but if you look around and look into it all, we know you'll find what you need.
Is it important to register my pet with the Municipality?
Yes and no.
It is actually a legal requirement that all dogs and cats are registered. How
Can I take my dog to public places? Are there dog parks? What about beaches? What about pet-friendly places to live?
Is it safe to bring my pet into the heat of the UAE?
Yes it is safe. In fact, thousands of pets are imported into the UAE each year; the vast majority