If you’re a pet parent, you already know that the best thing that one sees, after a long day at work, as you walk in through the door, is a wagging tail, a drooping smile, and big round eyes waiting impatiently for you to come and cuddle. If your fur child is a cat, you might get a few meows, a side look of acknowledgement and maybe a brush against the leg.
But no matter what four-legged baby awaits you, it has still been a pretty boring day for them — dreaming about food, planning ways to escape and waiting for you — but it doesn’t have to be.
Yes, morning and evening walks are great. But your pet needs more social interaction, and playtime than their regular outings.
However, the world is just now waking up to consider pets as family and children, therefore a large number of the population and public places still remain extremely unfriendly towards our furry friends.
But that doesn’t mean your pet needs to stay holed up all day within four walls.
We have scouted the corners of Dubai, and have curated a list of pet-friendly places where you and your fur-baby can hang out, have fun, meet and interact with other pet parents, without a pair of judgemental eyes and a rude sign.
Featuring a humongous patio for you and your dog to chill, while you enjoy their boulangerie and their interactive food lab. JLT also have a curated menu of snacks and treats that is guaranteed to keep your doggo super, duper happy.
Location: ONE JLT Building - Jumeirah Lake Towers - Dubai
Timings: 8 am-12 am, all days of the week
A beautiful dessert shop, with everything cute, flowery, and pastels, CoCoParis Dubai boasts of making the best cakes for dogs, cats, and all pets alike. Just give them a call and tell them what you need. They also support stray and indie adoption of any lost or abandoned cats or dogs.
Location: Jumeirah Mall, Dubai
Timings: Contact CoCoParis at +971 045841188
Looking for a cafe specializing in vegan, organic, and gluten-free, while also being pet-friendly? Bounty Beets has got you covered. Take your pups and kitties on a Sunday morning breakfast run, and grab one of their Acai bowls and matcha tea.
Location: Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
Timings: 8 am-10 pm, all days of the week
A dog-friendly co-working space is a dream come true for many corporate millennials and Gen-Z who are always stuck in a neither-here-nor-there position every morning when they have to leave their babies at home. Doggy Be Collective is one of the first coworking community spaces where you can bring along your dogs, and let them be as you attend meetings and chase deadlines.
It is truly a passion project of owner and curator, Marie-Laure.
The space has free entry, for now, however, one has to prebook their slots one day in advance.
Location: 05 Umm Suqeim St - Al Quoz Industrial Area 4
Timings: 9 am-5:30 pm, Monday to Friday
A homegrown, locally-sourced sustainable brand, Lime Tree provides you and your dogs a friendly environment to spend time together and bond. Good for us, they have branches all over Dubai, but we would suggest taking your furry friends to the Jumeirah branch, to have them enjoy a peaceful day complete with plenty of shade and water bowls.
Location: Jumeirah Beach Road, next to Jumeirah Mosque
Timings: 8 am-6 pm, all days of the week
Are you not feeling like spending money or going to a cafe? No worries, you can head to the Golden Mile, a beautiful stretch of land with an amalgamation of homes, shopping complexes, and cute cafes, being home to UAE’s first indigenous park.
We saved the best for the last.
BarkPark is literally dog-heaven. Filled with all kinds of activities for your doggos, starting from a paddling pool to an endless stretch of a playground, this place provides a great environment and opportunity for your dogs to socialise, enjoy and have infinite fun. The folks at BarkPark also keep organising events for your canine friends to participate in, so keep an eye out on their Instagram page.
Location: Al Awir Box 930993
Timings: 6 am-9 am and 5 pm-9 pm, Tuesday to Sunday, Monday closed.
Take your fur babies on a day out, and let them have the time of their lives.