Pawrents rejoice – here’s where you and your furry best friend can take a load off this summer
17 June 2019| Last updated on 19 January 2020
With summer plans in place to beat that sticky, sizzling 49°C weather, there’s no need to leave your furry little companion behind.
While limited in numbers, these tried-and-true spots have plenty to offer you and your fur baby for an exciting dogs’ day out away from the heat.
Each dog-friendly spot has miles of things to see and do for your pooch, like indoor pet parks, leash-free play areas, dog-friendly cafes, and malls.
Check out this list of dog-friendly indoor locations in Dubai.
Location: Kave The Story of Things (warehouse 20), Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz
Timings: 11 AM - 9 PM (Monday to Saturday)
This upcycling concept cafe nestled in the heart of Dubai's growing arts community welcomes your good pup with lots of "good pup" pats. Pop by with your dog for one of their many eco-conscious workshops. Lunch is a warm bowl of pho for yourself, and a special menu for your canine companion.
2. Chicago Meatpackers
Location: Chicago Meatpackers, The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah
Timings: 12 PM - 12 AM (daily)
No need to leave your dog at home when you want to go out and grab a bite! Pets aren't just welcome here, bringing your pup can also earn you a 15% discount on all a la carte meals. Bone appetit!
3. W Dubai – The Palm
Location: W Dubai – The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, West Crescent
Price: AED 500 (a night/per dog)
Guests who wish to indulge and pamper themselves at the 5* resort, W Dubai - The Palm, can also treat their dogs to the hotel's special welcome goodies for dogs. They also offer dog-sitting services and the restaurants can serve plenty of dog-friendly meals to spoil your pet.
4. Grand Hyatt Residence - Oud Metha
Location: Grand Hyatt Residence - Oud Metha
Contact: (04) 317 2799 grand-hyatt-residence.hotels-in-dubai.org/en/
Check in at this hotel where your pet will surely be treated like royalty, with a welcome pack including their own welcome letter (Woof! Woof! - that means "Enjoy your stay"), special bowls, fluffy beds, and an ID tag.
5. Golden Mile Galleria Mall
Location: Golden Mile Galleria, Palm Jumeirah
Timings: 10 AM - 10 PM (Sunday to Thursday) and 10 AM - 12 AM (Friday & Saturday)
Enjoy shopping but wish your pup can come along? Golden Mile Galleria welcomes shoppers with pooches to explore the air-conditioned destination. The mall offers a variety of brands and dining options for humans to choose from, and also has a pet shop and on-site veterinarian services.
6. My Second Home
Location: Plot No 597-631, Dubai Investment Park 2
Timings: 8 AM - 8 PM (daily)
Price: From AED 105, or lifetime membership for AED 500
Dubai loves to break world records for the biggest and best - the world's largest mall by area, largest water screen projection, largest Christmas bauble... and now, the world's largest indoor dog resort! Boasting a park as big as 18 tennis courts, My Second Home features two swimming pools, grooming services, boarding suites for cats and dogs, training courses, and leash-free play zones. Dog parents and canine lovers can also enjoy free Wi-Fi at the site.