Saudi Arabia -ALSHARQIYA September 30 : The first dog cafe opened in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where owners can bring their pets to enjoy their time with them. The café is the first place in Saudi Arabia that meets the desires of dog owners, as many places for gathering, meeting and spending fun times do not allow animals to enter.
Dog owners in Saudi Arabia can now enjoy a cup of coffee alongside their pets for the first time in this very conservative country. Dogs are considered by Islamic schools of thought as "unclean animals" - unlike cats - and they are generally prohibited from entering public places in Saudi Arabia.
But the "parking lot" cafe, which opened in June in the eastern port city of Khobar, is the happiest animal-lovers in a country where there are few places to take dogs outside.