Lonely Planet Writer

Pet lion goes walkies around Dubai neighbourhood

A lion was reported to have been roaming the streets of Dubai’s Al Barsha neighbourhood on Thursday night after escaping from its owner’s home.

Lion escaped to roam the streets in Dubai.
Lion escaped to roam the streets in Dubai. Image by fortherock / CC BY-SA 2.0

A few concerned residents phoned the police around 7pm after spotting the animal and an animal-welfare unit was dispatched to the scene. The lion was sedated and has been moved to Dubai Zoo where it is being looked after by veterinarians. Read more: thenational.ae