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Timings : Sunday to Thursday - 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Friday & Saturday - Closed

Time Required : 1 - 2 hrs

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Arabian Saluki Centre, Abu Dhabi Overview

Among the many cultural landmarks and tourist attractions in the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi is home to the Arabian Saluki Centre, dedicated to the Saluki breed of dogs. Not only is a visit to the Arabian Saluki Centre perfect for dog-lovers, it also gives one a glimpse into Arab heritage and history.

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Services Offered

The Arabian Saluki Centre provides a professional and caring environment to honour the Arab traditions of training, breeding and hunting. It was established to preserve the breed in 2001 by Hamad Al Ghanem, who is the director, registrar general, and a dog breeder at the Arabian Saluki Centre. The centre provides resources to Saluki owners, such as training, grooming, healthcare, registration and breeding. It also organizes the annual Arabian Saluki Beauty Competition, which involves judging the dogs based on intelligence, hunting skills, guarding abilities and appearance, rather than based solely on appearance.

Facilities Provided at the Arabian Saluki Centre

The centre provides both air-conditioned indoor spaces as well as outdoor spaces for the dogs. It also trains their dogs in obedience, hunting, swimming, racing and participation in dog shows. They are exercised twice a day in the designated activity areas and are provided with an assortment of healthy cooked, canned and dried food. The dogs at the centre are also given regular health check-ups, veterinary consultations and vaccinations, as needed. One can also get their purebred Salukis registered at the Arabian Saluki Centre.

Cultural and Historical Significance

Salukis, similar to greyhounds, are a traditional part of the Bedouin culture, known for their stamina, speed and intelligence. The dogs were loyal companions to the members of the Bedouin tribe in the past and were trained to hunt rabbits and other small animals. Although they don’t hunt anymore, the dogs remain an important part of the culture and heritage and are highly valued at races and shows today.

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How To Reach Arabian Saluki Centre

The Arabian Saluki centre is located close to the Abu Dhabi International Airport, behind the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital. One can get here by road, by either car or taxi. The centre can be found on the Abu Dhabi-Sweihan Road. Follow the signs for the Arabian Saluki Centre.

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