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It’s a dog’s life. . .

A cat living in luxury

A new hotel for pets is to be completed this year.


April 28, 2013 6:32 by

Nothing screams ‘healthy real estate market’ like a clowder of purring cats and a pack of cheerfully barking dogs. Dubai Municipality has announced that a phase of one of its latest projects – a new hotel for animals – is likely to have a “direct positive impact” on Dubai’s market.

Arabian Business reports that the animal hotel will measure 835 square metres, will provide basic facilities for cats, dogs and other domestic pets and is currently 52 per cent complete. Kipp has also read reports stating that the hotel’s four-legged guests will have their own dressing and grooming rooms, therapy sessions, laundry services, playgrounds, air-conditioning, supervisors and vets.

Therapy sessions, laundry services and dressing rooms? Call us crazy, but that might just be a tad too much.

The animal hotel is part of a AED54.1 million project, aimed at providing services for domestic pets – and more specifically – their travelling owners. It’s due to be completed by the end of the year, possibly around November 2013.

Hussain Nassir Lootah, director general of Dubai Municipality, says he hopes the project will “boost both trade and tourism”. Owners leaving their pets behind – in glorified luxury, it appears – can also monitor them online.


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