What’s On and good deliver a guide on pet daycare in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, including kennels in Dubai, catteries in Dubai, dog grooming in Dubai and more.

Dubai Pet Festival
Guide to pet adoption
– Where to walk dogs
– Guide to owning pets
– Dog-walking ban

Ahead of the Dubai Pet Festival, What’s On teams up with our pals at good magazine to bring you a guide to dog daycare in the UAE, including the deals at kennels, catteries and other grooming salons.


Facilities Roomy enclosures, large exercise yards, and a “lounge” full of sofas, dog beds, pillows and toys for small to medium-sized pooches to socialise in.
Where is it? Umm Ramool, Deira, Dubai.
Do they offer transport? Only for boarding, not daycare.
Added extras Got other pets? DKC will also look after cats, rabbits, tortoises, hamsters and even birds.
Opening hours Sun to Thur 9am to 5pm, Sat 2pm to 5pm.
Prices Dhs10 per hour or Dhs115 per day.

Tel: (04) 2114800. dkc.ae


Facilities A dedicated training area, K9 gym, and a swimming pool.
Where is it? Dubai Investment Park 2, close to the Green Community.
Do they offer transport? Yes, it’s Dhs100 for a return trip.
Added extras K9 also has boarding facilities and offers obedience and protection training.
Opening hours Daily 8am to 6pm.
Prices Dhs50 for 8am to 5pm, or Dhs10 per hour.

Tel: (05) 69343734. K9centraldubai.com


Facilities 20,000sqft of play space, including a temperature controlled indoor area and splash pools in the garden.
Where is it? Dubai Investment Park, next to the Green Community.
Do they offer transport? Yes, Paws Planet Dubai’s pet taxi service can collect or drop off your dog anywhere in Dubai, from Dhs100 return. All drivers are canine first aid certified.
Added extras On Saturdays Paws Planet Dubai hosts off-leash dog play days. It also offers grooming, behavioural consultations and socialisation lessons.
Opening hours Sun to Thur 7am to 7pm, Sat 8.30am to 5.30pm.
Prices From Dhs80 per day.

Tel: (04) 8848894. pawspetplanet.com


Facilities Dogs get their own room and playtime with staff members in green outdoor areas three to four times a day.
Where is it? 26th Street, Al Quoz.
Do they offer transport? Pick up and drop off can be arranged for your dog depending on the area. It costs Dhs100 each way.
Added extras Should you wish, Pet Palace will feed your dog in the morning and afternoon at no extra charge.
Opening hours Sun to Thur 8am to 5pm.
Prices Dhs85 per day. Dogs must be dropped off between 8am and 10am, and collected between 3pm and 5pm.

Tel: (04) 3236993. petpalace.ae

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Facilities A purpose-built, 800sqft indoor play area equipped with agility equipment, hoops, tunnels and toys.
Where is it? 8th Street, Al Quoz.
Do they offer transport? No.
Added extras Owners can look out for a glimpse of their beloved pet on Shampooch’s Facebook page, which is regularly updated with cute snaps of day boarders, and there is a loyalty card system for regular discounts.
Opening hours Sat to Thur, 7am to 7pm.
Prices Dhs80 for small dogs or Dhs90 for medium and large dogs.

Tel: (04) 3400507. shampooch.ae


Facilities Climate-controlled indoor play areas, a shaded garden, and an outdoor pool.
Where is it? Dubai Investment Park 2, behind the Green Community.
Do they offer transport? Yes, collection and delivery is available across Dubai, starting at Dhs50 for a return trip within the Green Community.
Added extras Dogs can board in “suites” complete with raised sofas and plasma TVs.
Opening hours Sat to Thur 8am to 6pm.
Prices Dhs80 per day.

Tel: (04) 8848847. urbantailsdubai.com 


Facilities 40,000sqft of indoor and outdoor space for dogs to run around in, all supervised by trained staff.
Where is it? Street 8a, Al Quoz, opposite Dubai Driving Centre.
Do they offer transport? Woof! doesn’t offer pick ups or drop-offs, but it has links to other companies that can provide the service.
Added extras Woof! also offers grooming services and boarding. The boarding rate includes daily day-care services.
Opening hours Sat to Thur 8am to 6pm.
Prices Dhs100 for 8am to 6pm, or Dhs10 per hour.

Tel: (04) 3232074.  facebook.com/WoofPetServices


Facilities Cloud 9 has an indoor play area and two outdoor dog parks spanning 6,000sqft. The outdoor space is divided to accommodate dogs of different sizes and temperaments.
Where is it? Khalifa City A, Abu Dhabi.
Do they offer transport? Yes, the C9 Chauffeur offers pick-ups and drop-offs within the city of Abu Dhabi from Dhs75. If you book five full days of day care transport is included.
Added extras Cloud 9’s PANT facility is home to doggie treadmills for pets carrying a few too many pounds.
Opening hours Daily 8am to 8pm.
Prices Dhs75 for a half day (maximum 6 hours), or Dhs90 for a full day (8am to 8pm).

Tel: (02) 5564111. cloud9pethotel.com