Saudi Arabia's First Pet Friendly Café Has Recently Opened

You can also enjoy a cup of coffee at this pet lover’s haven…

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 30 September 2020 Last update: Thursday، 25 February 2021
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This delightful cafe known as ‘The Barking Lot’ had opened its doors to the public back in June and is located in coastal city of Khobar. Young men and women from all around the city gather with their pets of all shapes and sizes. 


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This animal lovers paradise is a new concept in the Kingdom and Kuwaiti owner Dalal Ahmed, said she got the idea during a previous visit to the kingdom. 

She also says "I came to Saudi Arabia for a visit with my dog, but wasn't allowed to walk on the beach with him” adding "I was very sad and decided to help by opening a coffee shop for people who have dogs – and even for those who do not."

Various grooming services are also offered while dogs are also treated to washes and blow-dries.


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As various animal shelters have sprung up in several cities over the last couple of months, the concept has also quickly gaining popularity. 

The working hours are from 11:30 am to 11 pm and for appointments call +966 50 990 5018

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