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The Big List of Dog-Friendly Cafes and Restaurants in Dubai

Looking for the perfect, dog-friendly place to visit with your pet in Dubai? Here’s our big list to help you

Posted on

18 January 2018

by Rebecca Roberts
Dog-Friendly Cafes and Restaurants in Dubai

In recent years, attitude towards allowing dogs to public cafes and restaurants in Dubai have somewhat relaxed – with more and more places now letting you dine and unwind with the company of your best friend in tow.

While we’re still yet to find any Dubai establishment that lets you dine with your dog inside, there are plenty that allow doggie diners outside in their courtyards, terraces or outdoor seating… So these listed places are particularly great to visit in the cooler months.

Please note though, that this isn’t a complete list of dog-friendly spots in Dubai, and new ones when found will be added to this list. But to be on the safe side – always ring ahead to check whether the place allows dogs in Dubai, as the rules are always changing.

So without further ado, here’s our big list of dog-friendly places in Dubai that you can enjoy with your pooch!

Cycle Bistro, Motor City

Location: Unit B6, Dubai Autodrome Grandstand, Dubai Motor City
Tel: +971 4 425 3000
Proud of being the first and only true Paleo restaurant in Dubai, the Cycle Bistro is a great hang-out spot for you and your dog to enjoy your morning breakfast or lunch!

Single Fin Café, Umm Suqeim 2

Location: Villa 110, Al Soon Street next to Jumeirah Road
Tel: +971 4 321 1309
Rapidly becoming a new favourite for dog lovers in Dubai, Single Fin Café offers authentic surf food to suit a seaside lifestyle.

Jones the Grocer, Sheikh Zayed Road

Location: Al Manara, Sheikh Zayed Road – opposite Times Square Centre
Tel: +971 4 346 6886
This airy café serves international food with an Australian twist, and has always been a go-to spot for dogs and their owners in Dubai.

Zoga Yoga Café

Location: Downtown Burj Khalifa, Southridge 6, on the GF
Tel: +971 4 276 7657
Although a yoga studio, the café is very dog-friendly so owners can enjoy a bite to eat with their pooch in tow.

Cabin Dubai, Al Barsha South

Location: 15 Maisan Towers, Al Barsha South
Email: [email protected]
This new art café in Al Barsha South is rapidly becoming a favourite for dog owners in Dubai; based on the owner’s art studio, Cabin Dubai offers the most beautiful space for you to relax, unwind and dine with your pooch by your side.

The Lime Tree Café & Kitchen

Location: Various
Located in numerous places – namely, Jumeirah 1, Sheikh Zayed Road, Media City and Al Quoz – the Lime Tree Café has always been a Dubai establishment that welcomes four-legged friends.

Spill The Bean, Sustainable City

Location: Sustainable City, Block B, Shop 7
Tel: +971 4 242 8671
This independent, speciality coffee shop is a new spot for dog owners in Dubai, as the whole of Sustainable City is rapidly becoming a favourite place to visit with dogs. They offer healthy bites for breakfast, lunch and a light dinner – as well as the most perfect coffee.

Bakemart Gourmet, Umm Suqeim

Location: 8 10 A St, Umm Suqeim, near Jumeirah Beach
Tel: +971 4 334 3893
Albeit a little on the higher side when it comes to prices, a trip to this place with your pooch is worth the money for a relaxing, afternoon cup of coffee or tea.

The Irish Village, Al Garhoud

Location: 31 A Street, Al Garhoud
Tel: +4 239 5000
The Irish Village has always been a place that welcomes dogs and their owner with open arms in Dubai. The perfect place to sit outside and enjoy authentic Irish foods, with your dog in tow… It’s a popular spot in the cooler months, believe us!

1762 Stripped, Jumeirah Lake Towers

Location: JLT ONE
Tel: 800 1762
This place in Jumeirah Lakes Tower is possibly one of the most bustling dog-friendly places on a weekend – you’ll find families here throughout the day, and it’s the perfect place to let your pooch meet other four-legged friends in Dubai.

Counter Culture Café, Dubai Marina

Location: Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street, Dubai Marina
Tel: +971 4 319 4786
This relaxed eatery on the ground level of the hotel provides guests and visitors with a casual place to chill, dine and connect… With their dog in tow!

Berts Café, The Greens

Location: Una Building, Street #1A, The Greens
Tel: +971 4 361 9292
This upmarket French café concept has only one single objecting; eating healthy. And you can do just that with your dog, too, as it’s a dog-friendly spot in Dubai.

Miyabi Sushi & Bento, Sheikh Zayed Road

Location: Grosvenor Commercial Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road
Tel: +971 4 386 8444
This slick Japanese dining room serves sushi, teriyaki, shabu shabu and more – plus offers an outdoor dining terrace area that your forever friend can sit with you in.

Taipei Dao, Bay Square

Location: Next to South Ridge Tower 4, Bay Square
Tel: +971 4 451 0694
Reportedly a dog-friendly place in Dubai, Taipei Dao offers healthy Chinese and Asian dishes for you to enjoy.

Arrows & Sparrows, The Greens

Location: Behind Emaar Business Park Building 4, 4 4a Street, The Greens, Sheikh Zayed Road
Tel: +971 4 558 8141
This hidden gem alongside Sheikh Zayed Road (before you get to the Onyx building, and before the Hessa Street junction) offers a lovely spot to relax and dine with your dog. From what we’ve seen on social media, this is a favourite for dog owners in Dubai.

This Is Hot Dog, Jumeirah Lake Towers

Location: Platinum Tower, Cluster I, JLT
Tel: 800 844
Thankfully, the name is nothing to fear – as this place in JLT welcomes dogs and their owners to dine and enjoy one of their famous hot dogs. Beef, not canine.

Vie Burger Café, Downtown Dubai

Location: Corner of Dubai Fountain St. and Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai/Yansoon
Tel: +971 55 522 5491
Craving for a burger? Visit Vie Burger for an al fresco burger experience in Downtown Dubai.

Café Martinez, Dubai Marina

Location: Princess Tower, Dubai Marina
Tel: +971 4 430 3737
Offering tasty breakfasts, cakes and pastries, cold and hot wraps, sandwiches and beverages – this café in Dubai Marina’s Princess Tower welcomes you and your dog to dine with them.

Alto Mar, Jumeirah 1

Location: Jumeirah 1, Fishing Harbour
Tel: +971 4 343 5225
This acclaimed seafood restaurant in Dubai offers the finest Portuguese and Mediterranean cuisine in the city. Located in Jumeirah 1, it’s next to the Fishing Harbour and a few steps away from the Souk.

Socialicious, Jumeirah Village Circle

Location: Condor Castle Residence, Jumeirah Village Circle St. 2, District 10
Tel: +971 4 240 0204
This house of Asian blends is hailed as a great dog-friendly spot to dine with friends in Jumeirah Village Circle. They offer simple, honest food and is a great neighbourhood bistro to visit.

Denny’s, Sheikh Zayed Road

Location: Sheikh Zayed Road, Opposite Times Square Centre on Al Manara side
Tel: +971 4 321 2100
This casual diner chain dishes up classic American comfort foods, including all-day breakfast favourites. They welcome doggie dinners in their outdoor dining area.

Tuk Tuk Thai Cuisine, Sustainable City

Location: Sustainable City, near to ZOOM Market and LIFE Pharmacy
Tel: +971 4 554 8686
Bring your family, both human and canine, to enjoy authentic Thai food at the restaurant’s Sustainable City branch. Outdoor seating is available for you to relax and dine in.

Breeze Beach Grill, Palm Jumeirah

Location: Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah
Tel: +971 4 568 3000
This superb seaside spot welcomes doggies with open arms. With great views, a lovely breeze and fantastic food and drink offers… This place is most definitely worth a visit on a weekend with your pooch.

Sun&, Palm Jumeirah

Location: Palm Views West, Palm Jumeirah
Tel: +971 4 375 9333
This friendly and relaxing spot on Palm Jumeirah offers splendid views, your favourite drinks and a Mediterranean-inspired menu. During the cooler months, it’s a great place to dine and unwind with your dog.

Location: Jebel Ali Recreation Club, Jebel Ali Village, nr. Ibn Battuta Mall
Tel: +971 4 459 5198
This light, warm and welcoming restaurant offers a wide range of international dishes to suit all and is a great place to take your family and your dog!

The Tap House, Palm Jumeirah

Location: Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah
Tel: +971 4 514 3778
This beachfront restaurant and bar situated in Club Vista Mare on Palm Jumeirah offers shoreline relaxation and views. With a variety of tap and craft beers, as well as modern European cuisine this cool spot is great to unwind on a weekend afternoon or evening with your dog.

Last Exit, Al Qudra

Location: Al Qudra Lakes
Tel: +971 4 317 3999
While we’re not 100% sure this is dog-friendly, posts on Facebook groups have indicated otherwise. Since the ban on dogs in Al Qudra lakes – as well as camping and BBQs – dog-owners who loved to spend time around the lakes with their dogs have struggled to find alternatives. But with Last Exit in Al Qudra still being dog-friendly, you can still enjoy the desert vibe all the while dining to your favourite food truck dishes.

Senara, Palm Jumeirah

Location: Palm Views West, Palm Jumeirah
Tel: +971 4 451 6460
Nestled in the heart of Palm Jumeirah, Senara is a friendly and relaxed British bar and restaurant on the water’s edge, and boasts some of the best unset views in town that you and your pooch can enjoy together.

Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz

Location: Street 8, Al Quoz 1
Tel: +971 50 556 9797
Situated in the industrial area of Dubai, Alserkal Avenue houses over twenty art spaces within a one block radius. This arts and culture neighbourhood is dog-friendly, with outdoor dining areas and food trucks on offer.

AJI, Palm Jumeirah

Location: Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah
Tel: +971 4 552 0244
Located close to other dog-friendly places like The Tap House and Breeze Beach Grill, AJI is another dog-friendly spot on Palm Jumeirah and offers fantastic, beachfront views.

Life’n One, Jumeirah 1

Location: 27B Street, Villa 5/1B, Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 1
Tel: +4 56 534 2899
This wellness centre offers a vegan café, concept shop and a garden oasis that both you and your forever friend can enjoy.

Via Veneto, Downtown Dubai

Location: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai
Tel: +971 4 242 7882
With direct views of Burj Khalifa, the Via Veneto Osteria e Cucina is an Italian bar and kitchen serving delicious rustic, Italian food.

Urban Bistro Dubai, Dubai Media City

Location: Building #2, Al Sufouh Road, Dubai Media City
Tel: +971 4 362 4330
The Urban Bistro is hailed as a dog-friendly spot in Dubai, and offers an outdoor terrace, which serves breakfast, lunch and snacks in a modern space… Plus, there’s a café and deli available.