Protect your pooch's paws with these pet-friendly indoor spots in Dubai
Because they really are our best friends…
With temperatures averaging 43 degrees celsius and humidity hitting 90 per cent, neither us nor our pups fancy spending too much time outside at the moment. But that shouldn’t mean our furry friends should be cooped up at home every day, they still need to stretch their legs and interact with other dogs.
Here are some indoor, air-conditioned places you can take your dog in summer.
Pet-friendly indoor spots in Dubai
My Second Home
As the world’s largest indoor dog park, this pet resort is very popular with puppy parents. The space is equivalent to 18 tennis courts, two thirds of which are inside and include indoor play area, two swimming pools and a boarding suite.
Plot No 597-631, Dubai Investment Park-2, from Dhs150. Tel: (04) 881 8002. mysecondhomedubai.com
Golden Mile Galleria
If you don’t fancy paying to give your dog a bit of exercise, get down to Golden Mile where you can let your pooch stretch their legs whilst keeping cool in the air-conditioned outlet. Galleria also has a pet shop and a veterinarian in case you need them.
Golden Mile Galleria, Palm Jumeirah, Sun to Thurs 10am to 10pm, Fri & Sat 10am to midnight. Tel: (04) 390 9999. goldenmilegalleria.com
Newly opened Just Vegan is located in a villa in Jumeira and they’ve announced that they welcoming pets in its indoor space. The private dining restaurant offers up a variety of vegan dishes and they have water bowls for the furry family members. You can bring in your own food for your pet so you don’t have to be stared at by puppy eyes as you tuck into your healthy meal.
Just Vegan Jumeirah, Villa 575, Jumeirah Road, Umm Suqeim 1, Dubai, 11.30am to 3am. Tel: (0)4 546 3392. @justveganjumeirah
CMP (formerly Chicago Meatpackers) is one of the few dining venues where pets are allowed inside the premises. Not only are (well-behaved) dogs welcome inside the restaurant, puppy parents can even get a 15 per cent discount off the a la carte menu.
CMP Dubai, The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, daily, noon to midnight. Tel: (04) 580 7983. @cmpdubai
Zero waste upcycle cafe, Kave, doesn’t just allow dogs, they live for dogs. Make their day and bring your furry friend along to one of their workshops or for some (delicious) pho. They even have a special menu for dogs to enjoy lunch too.
Kave The Story of Things, Warehouse 20, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, 11am to 9pm, Monday to Saturday. Tel: (055) 102 4469. thestoryofthings.com
W Dubai – The Palm
When you stay at five-star resort, W Dubai – The Palm, your dog is treated like a VIP (Very Important Pooch) where, they’ll receive a lovely welcome pack with bowl, bed and ball. There’s also a special doggie menu and dog sitting services if you fancy a human-only night out. Heads up: there’s an 18kg weight limit eligible dogs, and you’ll need to pay an extra Dhs500 for your stay.
W Dubai – The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, West Crescent, Dubai. Tel: (04) 245 5555. marriott.com
The Radisson Red Dubai Silicon Oasis welcomes pets in its hotel and restaurants, and the best news is there’s no extra charge. Prices start from Dhs309 for a standard room. The hotel’s all-day dining restaurant OUIBar + Terrace also welcomes pets, so you don’t have to leave them locked up in the room during your stay. Let them know you are bringing your furry family member along, so they can prepare the room with a doggy bed and food bowl.
Radisson Red Dubai Silicon Oasis, Dubai, prices start from Dhs309. Tel: (04) 571 4343. radissonhotels.com
Hotel Indigo Dubai Downtown welcomes all furry friends, not just dogs, to join their hoomans for a getaway with rates starting from Dhs450 for a standard room. When you arrive, you and your pet will be greeted with a welcome pet pack that consists of an array of treats for your pet to devour on their stay. Toys will be provided, too. In your room, there will be an eco-friendly pet bed waiting for your pet to ensure he gets a purr-fect night sleep.
Hotel Indigo, Marasi Drive, Business Bay, Dubai, until 20 Oct 2021, prices starting from Dhs450 per night. Tel: (0)4 210 2222. hotelindigo.com/dubai
Reform Social & Grill (The Lakes)
This popular British gastropub is a nice option for pups and their owners as they have a grass area where pets can run around and make new friends. Now that it’s summer, the venue has been enclosed with air conditioners added in. Plus, the food is great and they even have a special food menu for paw pals.
Reform Social & Grill, The Lakes, Dubai. Tel: (04) 454 2638. @reformdubai
Located at one of the city’s top pet-friendly neighbourhoods, The Greens, pet owners can bring their dogs to Social Company in Zabeel House by Jumeirah. There will be other fur babies they can play with and all good pups will be rewarded with treats and fresh water.
Social Company at Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens, Dubai, Sat to Monday 7am to 10.30pm, Tue to Fri 7am to 11:30pm. Tel: (04) 519 1111. zabeelhouse.com