The 5 Best Places for Cat Boarding in Dubai
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The 6 Best Places for Cat Boarding in Dubai

Sometimes, circumstances that require us to be away from our pets for a long time come up. In this case, it might be best to look into cat boarding in Dubai to ensure our pet is still cared for.

Fortunately, cat boarding facilities have gone beyond the usual cages and kennels. Here are some of the best and fun places for cat boarding in Dubai!

How Much Does Cat Boarding in Dubai Costs

The price of cat boarding in Dubai is usually measured per night and is affected by factors like facilities and extras like welfare checks.

You can get an individual cat sitter for a lower rate or you can check in your furry friend in a specialised care facility while you are away. Here’s a rough price estimate of the different services available:

Cat Boarding Services Estimated Price
Independent Cat BoardingAED 40 - AED 60 per night
Kitty DaycareAED 100 upwards per night
Kitty CondoAED 95 upwards per night
Cat Boarding (High Season)AED 150 - AED 250 per night

Choosing the Best Places for Cat Boarding in Dubai

Choosing the best place for cat boarding can be quite challenging since you’ll want the best for your pet. In our case, we’ve taken a look at the following factors:

Facilities – Are their facilities clean and well-organised? Do the pets feel at ease there?
Services – How good are their services?

Boarding Service – How good is their cat boarding service? Do they have the adequate experience and equipment?

Additional Services – What other services do they offer at the facility? Are they good?
Customer Service – How well do the staff work with you and the pets left in their care?

Professionalism – Are they friendly towards the animals? Are they attentive to their needs?

Updates – Are they diligent at providing daily updates?
Accessibility – Is it easy to reach the place? Do they respond fast on their social media channels?

1. Dubai Kennels & Cattery

Dubai Kennels & Cattery Homepage
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SERVICESDog Boarding, Cat Boarding, Bird Boarding, Daycare, Animal Relocation
WEBSITEhttps://www.dkc.ae/
ADDRESS1-34 St, Umm Ramool - Dubai
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: +971 4211 4800

Email: [email protected]

HOURSMondays - Fridays: 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Sundays: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Closed on Saturdays

RATING
FACILITIES★★★★★ (5/5)
SERVICES★★★★★ (5/5)
⮕BOARDING SERVICES★★★★★ (5/5)
⮕ADDITIONAL SERVICES★★★★★ (5/5)
CUSTOMER SERVICE★★★★☆ (4.5/5)
⮕PROFESSIONALISM★★★★☆ (4/5)
⮕UPDATES★★★★★ (5/5)
ACCESSIBILITY★★★★☆ (4/5)

The Dubai Kennels & Cattery or DKC, has been caring for all sorts of pets and animals for more than thirty years. They are able to make use of their experience to provide a safe space for animals entrusted to their care.

They offer pet boarding services for different kinds of animals, including cats and dogs. We think the rooms are quite spacious, allowing the animals plenty of space to roam and exercise.

We also appreciate the air conditioned enclosures as it can really help with the extreme weather they might encounter while we are travelling away.

Indeed, the service does feel like a pet hotel of sorts. We found the service to be quite good as well, with a veterinary clinic in close proximity in order to respond fast to any animals that might require care.

If there is one thing we can nitpick, we think calling over the phone can be a bit slow at times. Fortunately, the hotel does compensate by providing timely updates via email complete with photo documentation for our peace of mind.

The service can be quite expensive in comparison to other places but it is quite reasonable once the quality of the facilities are factored in. Additionally, the hotel does offer discounts for repeat customers as well.

So if you’re going on a long trip and need a place that will look after your feline, then DKC should be a good place to start.

Pros

  • Proactive email updates
  • Discounts for repeat customers

Cons

  • Phone service can be quite busy
  • Service is a bit expensive

Customer Reviews

“The best support and service you can get”

“They are so professional and caring. Shipped our little kitten with them. The best support and service you can get. The staff are fantastic. Highly recommended .” – Jan

“Have trusted them 3 times already with moving and boarding my pets”

“Great boarding facility. Lots to offer for pets of any kind. Very caring personnel. Have trusted them 3 times already with moving and boarding my pets. Would do it absolutely again. All goes smooth at the airport, with customs and pets are super happy.”

2. Urban Tails Pet Resort

Urban Tails Pet Resort Homepage
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SERVICESCat Boarding, Dog Boarding, Doggie Daycare, Enrichment Activities, Pick Up and Drop Off
WEBSITEhttps://www.urbantailsdubai.com/
ADDRESSUrban Tails Pet Resort, Dubai Investments Park, Dubai
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: +971 4884 8847

Email: [email protected]

HOURSSundays - Fridays: 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Closed on Saturdays

RATING
FACILITIES★★★★★ (5/5)
SERVICES★★★★★ (5/5)
⮕BOARDING SERVICES★★★★★ (5/5)
⮕ADDITIONAL SERVICES★★★★★ (5/5)
CUSTOMER SERVICE★★★★☆ (4.5/5)
⮕PROFESSIONALISM★★★★☆ (4/5)
⮕UPDATES★★★★★ (5/5)
ACCESSIBILITY★★★★☆ (4/5)

Urban Tails Pet Resort bills itself as one of the first pet resorts to open in the Gulf region. They offer a well-managed boarding facility for both cats and dogs as well as sufficient activities to keep the animals entertained.

Trained professionals look after each pet, making sure they get enough exercise as well as help them manage amongst the presence of other animals in the resort. 

Their cat boarding facility, dubbed ‘Kitty Village’, is quite a soothing paradise for felines. They are designed like condos with multiple levels which we think is geared towards the cat’s inclination to climb various platforms and snuggle in different corners.

Rooms can also be connected in case you’re checking in a cat family or multiple cats at the same time. The resort also offers a 25% sharing discount for a second cat that will occupy the same condo.

We also like the level of monitoring provided. Staff can let you access a webcam for you to monitor how your cat is doing in the facility.

We do advise checking in the pets early however. Their peak hour rates can be a bit high especially if you’re looking to save on your budget.

Other customers also find the drop-off time of 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM a little inconvenient for working people. We think this is a valid concern, especially for those people who work further away.

Nonetheless, the resort’s facilities and diligent monitoring and updates do make Urban Tails a nice place to check in your pet if you need to travel.

Pros

  • Comfortable pet care facilities
  • Plenty of activities to keep cats entertained

Cons

  • Pick-up and drop-off hours not always convenient for busier people
  • Peak rates are a bit pricey

Customer Reviews

“The best place we have had our pet boarded”

“So far, the best place we have had our pet boarded. He always comes back to us relaxed and calm and healthy.” – Abdelaziz AlMulla

“Staff is caring, professional and trustworthy”

“I left my cat for 10 days and was really happy with the service. Place is spacious, clean and give plenty of play time throughout the day. My cat wasn’t stressed when i picked him up. Staff is caring, professional and trustworthy. Highly recommended.” – Mattia Colombo

3. Pet Station Kennels & Cattery

Pet Station Kennels & Cattery Homepage
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SERVICESPet Boarding, Pet Relocation, Dog Training, Veterinary Clinic, Pet Taxi, Re-homing & Adoptions
WEBSITEhttps://www.petstationgroup.com/home/
ADDRESS11-9 19D Street, Al Quoz, Al Quoz Industrial Area 3, Dubai
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: +971 4321 4430

Email: [email protected]

HOURSMondays - Saturdays: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Sundays: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

RATING
FACILITIES★★★★★ (5/5)
SERVICES★★★★☆ (4.5/5)
⮕BOARDING SERVICES★★★★☆ (4.5/5)
⮕ADDITIONAL SERVICES★★★★★ (5/5)
CUSTOMER SERVICE★★★★☆ (4.5/5)
⮕PROFESSIONALISM★★★★☆ (4.5/5)
⮕UPDATES★★★★★ (5/5)
ACCESSIBILITY★★★★☆ (4/5)

Pet Station is an organisation that offers many facilities and services meant to improve the welfare of your furry companions. Pet parents can make use of their boarding facilities to provide a temporary home for their pet while they travel.

Apart from that, they also act as a veterinary clinic as well as an online store for pet supplies. They even offer adoption and re-homing services for different animals.

Pet Station provides a professional offering in their cat boarding facilities. They take pride in keeping it a low-capacity boarding facility, ensuring that your feline friend is able to get adequate attention in the hotel.

They have five rooms and two wide suites that give your cats plenty of room to walk around. They don’t make use of cages in the suites as well, ensuring that the cats don’t feel stressed at the end of the day.

The facilities are also air conditioned, giving the cats ample protection from the weather. We also think the smaller volume of cats are good for more introverted felines who get overwhelmed with too many neighbours.

It’s a good facility overall but we think the booking process can be streamlined. Working online and in the venue is smooth enough but phone appointments can be quite slow.

Once booked, customers also attested that cancelling a booking is also quite difficult. Rescheduling is okay and is often recommended by the resort in case you need to change the dates but outright cancellations are a lot harder.

The level of service and comfortable play area does make Pet Station a good choice for temporary accommodations for your pet.

Pros

  • Professional service for animals
  • Comfortable playing area

Cons

  • Cancelling a booking can be quite difficult
  • Phone appointments can be improved

Customer Reviews

“The camera service gave me so much comfort looking at my cat and seeing what he is doing”

“The best service, super professional. Pucci was very happy! The camera service gave me so much comfort looking at my cat and seeing what he is doing. Thank you guys for making Pucci’s stay easy for both of us” – Noor Chamas

“The care is amazing and the staff are super friendly and helpful”

“The best clinic ever my cat was with them for almost 5 years boarding service is affordable the care is amazing and the staff are super friendly and helpful, they also did all the papers for him to travel to Kuwait and alhemdllah my cat is safe in Kuwait now, Muhammad was huge help and very understanding when i was under pressure . Thank you very much guys and I strongly recommend this clinic” – Nero KH

4. PoshPaws Kennels and Cattery

PoshPaws Kennels and Cattery Homepage
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SERVICESGrooming, Relocations, Cattery, Kennels
WEBSITEhttps://poshpawsdubai.com/
ADDRESSWarehouse 2 and 3 Street 37, Dubai Investment Park 1, Dubai
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: +971 50 273 0973

Email: [email protected]

HOURSSaturdays - Thursdays: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Closed on Fridays

RATING
FACILITIES★★★★★ (5/5)
SERVICES★★★★☆ (4.5/5)
⮕BOARDING SERVICES★★★★☆ (4/5)
⮕ADDITIONAL SERVICES★★★★★ (5/5)
CUSTOMER SERVICE★★★★☆ (4.5/5)
⮕PROFESSIONALISM★★★★★ (5/5)
⮕UPDATES★★★★☆ (4.5/5)
ACCESSIBILITY★★★★☆ (4.5/5)

PoshPaws Pets Nursery and Trading is established as a state-of-the-art facility for taking care of pets in the event their owners need to travel for a significant amount of time.

They have built the nursery in a quiet, comfortable location, making it an appealing place to stay for more introverted cats. We think it’s quite a peaceful setting which does wonders for the owner’s peace of mind as well.

PoshPaws have 70 large units for cat families and single cat boarding. They have even provided a big cat tree to sleep in and climb as well as an assortment of toys and blankets.

In our opinion, this also gives more energetic pets things to do even in a more relaxed and subdued environment.

They also have a good practice of mixing up wet and dry foods for the animals, ensuring that they are able to get good nutrition. Feline guests also get access to a basic grooming service, with a professional service available upon request.

Of course, the large play areas do mean that it can be a little crowded during peak seasons. Definitely not as crowded as other places but it is enough to be noticeable in our opinion.

This does mean the price can be a bit expensive per night though it’s not the highest we’ve seen. Once we factor in the diet, facility, and basic grooming though, the cost is quite reasonable in our opinion.

We definitely recommend giving PoshPaws a try when it comes to cat boarding services.

Pros

  • Very huge play area for cats
  • Very capable staff

Cons

  • Price per night is a bit expensive
  • Can be a bit crowded in the play area

Customer Reviews

“It is clean and dogs and cats seem happy and looked after”

“Very friendly place. Staff are great and very helpful. It is clean and dogs and cats seem happy and looked after. Very well organised. They know what they are doing. Definitely will recommend to friends and family.” – Emilie Helou

“Pet’s well taken care of”

“Pet’s well taken care of, even got photos and video of my cat and how it was doing. Highly recommended!” – Szymon Czech

5. Petsville

Petsville Homepage
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SERVICESDog Boarding, Cat Boarding, Day Care, Training, Grooming
WEBSITEhttps://petsville.ae/
ADDRESS

Al Quoz: 29b Street 18-30 Al Quoz Industrial Area 3, Opposite Galadari Driving School, Dubai


Palm Jumeirah: Palm Jumeirah, Golden Mile 10 - Dubai

CONTACT DETAILS

Phone (Al Quoz): +971 4225 2742 / +971 56 310 5510


Phone (Palm Jumeirah): +971 56 310 5510


Email: [email protected]

HOURSMondays - Sundays: 7:00 AM to 7:30 PM
RATING
FACILITIES★★★★★ (5/5)
SERVICES★★★★★ (5/5)
⮕BOARDING SERVICES★★★★★ (5/5)
⮕ADDITIONAL SERVICES★★★★★ (5/5)
CUSTOMER SERVICE★★★★☆ (4/5)
⮕PROFESSIONALISM★★★★☆ (4.5/5)
⮕UPDATES★★★★☆ (4/5)
ACCESSIBILITY★★★★★ (5/5)

Petsville is a Dubai-based one-stop shop for dog boarding, day care, grooming, and even some veterinary services in Dubai. However, they also have facilities to accommodate cat boarding as well.

The facility which they dubbed ‘Catsville’ is a very comfortable cat boarding facility. They feature a good selection of wide play areas and towers, climbing frames, and customised feeding.

Like with ‘Kitty Village’, we think this is a good concept as it allows the cats to explore and entertain all of their climbing instincts, helping them stay entertained.

There’s adequate spacing and clean facilities despite the volume of pets occupying the building as well which we find to be quite impressive. Well-trained handlers also keep an eye on the cats, ensuring that their needs are taken care of.

Of course, it’s no surprise that Petsville is often fully booked. Just trying to get an appointment done over the phone can be quite challenging in our opinion.

This also means that updates are not as fast as with other facilities. Of course, we are able to get them but the volume of animals occupying the space can make it hard to spot your pet at times.

Still, the facilities are kept clean and the rates are still quite affordable. We definitely recommend giving Petsville a try for your cat boarding needs.

Pros

  • Very clean facilities despite volume of pets
  • Decent rates for boarding service

Cons

  • Needs to be more proactive with phone inquiries
  • Tends to be fully booked

Customer Reviews

“Such pleasant staff and very intuitive to customer needs”

“Extremely pleased with how they take care of dogs and cats. Such pleasant staff and very intuitive to customer needs. Will definitely be taking their services.” – Kevin Jayawardana

“Excellent services treatment and facilities”

“Although most of the time it’s hard to book as always fully booked but excellent services treatment and facilities” – Tony Naief

6. Sandy Paws LLC

SERVICES Coming in
Traveling out
Out & Return
Rescue Squad
WEBSITEsandypaws.ae
ADDRESS1016, Cargo Mega Terminal,
Dubai International Airport.
Dubai, UAE
CONTACT DETAILS+971 (56) 826 1075
https://www.sandypaws.ae/contact#
OPERATING HOURSMonday – Saturday, 9:00 AM – 6 PM
RATING
FACILITIES★★★★★ (5/5)
SERVICES★★★★★ (5/5)
⮕BOARDING SERVICES★★★★ (4/5)
⮕ADDITIONAL SERVICES★★★★★ (5/5)
CUSTOMER SERVICE★★★★☆ (4/5)
⮕PROFESSIONALISM★★★★☆ (4.5/5)
⮕UPDATES★★★★☆ (4/5)
ACCESSIBILITY★★★★★ (5/5)

Sandy Paws Pet Relocation is not your average pet relocation service. With their ethical approach to dealing with animals and a passion for ensuring a seamless relocation process, they have become a trusted choice for pet owners. Their commitment to providing a more personal approach sets them apart from the competition.

One of the standout features of Sandy Paws is their dedication to fair pricing. They understand that pets often travel with companions, so they do not charge extra for multiple pets. Whether you have one pet or ten, their service fee remains the same. This transparency and affordability make them a preferred option for pet owners looking to relocate their furry friends.

The team at Sandy Paws is composed of animal lovers, experienced carriers, and expert simplifiers. They have the knowledge and expertise to handle various types of pet relocations, including bringing pets into the country, traveling with pets on holiday, and even rescuing animals. Their 24/7 access to experts ensures that pet owners receive the support and guidance they need throughout the entire process.

Sandy Paws offers two primary methods for pet relocation: cargo and accompanied baggage. Cargo relocation provides a fully climate-controlled facility within an aircraft, ensuring the comfort and well-being of the pets during transit. Accompanied baggage allows pet owners to travel with their pets on select flights, creating a more intimate experience.

Customer reviews of Sandy Paws highlight their professionalism, reliability, and stress-free approach to pet relocations. They understand that moving can be a stressful experience, and they strive to make the process as smooth as possible for both pets and their owners.

Overall, Sandy Paws Pet Relocation stands out as a trusted and compassionate service provider in the pet relocation industry. Their ethical practices, commitment to fair pricing, and personalized approach make them an excellent choice for anyone looking to relocate their beloved pets.

Pros

  • Ethical approach to animal relocation
  • Transparent and affordable pricing
  • Professionalism and reliability praised by customers

Cons

  • Closed on Sundays

Customer Reviews

Amazing, reliable service

“Amazing, reliable service. Your Pets are safe with them. They helped us with the relocation of Fluffy, our 2-year-old Toy Poodle from Bangalore to Dubai, with any hitch or glitch. She came home healthy and happy as promised and we owe a big thank you to Shiva and team for the same.” – Sachin Shenoy

Thank you so much and we wouldn’t hesitate to use Sandy Paws again

“Sandy paws relocated our rescue cat from UAE to the UK. Despite spending over 24 hours in a crate with a long flight, he settled in and made himself at home immediately and had obviously been well cared for. We received updates throughout and the process seemed efficient and seamless, literally everything was done for us – we’re well aware an awful lot of work went on behind the scenes that we didn’t see. Thank you so much and we wouldn’t hesitate to use Sandy Paws again or recommend them to others.”  – Heather Bonney

FAQs about Cat Boarding in Dubai?


We hope your cat has a good time in their home away from home! And if you want a different form of care while you’re away, you can also check out our list of the best pet sitters in Dubai here.