Top 24 Things to do with your dog in Dubai

Top 24 Things to do with your dog in Dubai

Dogs are man’s best friend, and they deserve the best. However, it’s not always easy to find fun things to do with your dog in Dubai.

This is why we’ve made this list for all pet parents to make it easier for you and your furrbaby to plan ahead for the weekend and mark your calendars that will keep both you and your furrbaby happy!

From walks in the park to dog-friendly restaurants, there’s plenty to do in Dubai with your canine companion.

The best dog friendly parks in Dubai

There are a number of great parks in Dubai that are perfect for spending time with your furry friend. Here are a few of our favourites:

1. Town Square dog park (largest dog park in Dubai)

Location: Al Qudra Road – Town Square Dubai

For those of you who’d like to let your pooches run free, there is an enclosed dog park with fun equipment, grass and gravel for them to sniff around and play.

2. Damac Hills Dog Park

With 400sqft of parkland, the area is very pet friendly, and you can catch other furry buddies walking with their hoomans through the winding parks.

3. Dubai Hills Dog Park

located near the Maple 2 entrance, a dedicated play area is where you can bring your dogs for some off-leash time and outdoor play. The park is open round the clock.

4. Central Bark (Damac Akoya Park)

A fully enclosed spot surrounded by trees, Central Bark is a five minute walk from the Akoya Oxygen Community Centre and is located behind the community’s Carrefour supermarket. It is open to all and free to enter. Opening day included doggy agility demonstrations, competitions and games.

5. Barkpark

Located on a traditional Emirati farm in Al Awir, BarkPark Dubai offers acres that are clean, safe & fully enclosed for you to socialize and for your dogs to exercise, train, play, swim and enjoy being off the lead.

6. Sustainable City Park

The park is open from 6am to 10pm and can accommodate about 25 dogs at a time. Not to make it crowded, as dogs need space to move around. There’s also a well shaded area where pet owners can socialise. A pet friendly plaza with a fitness centre, and restaurants nearby. What more can we ask for?

Dog friendly restaurants in Dubai

Looking for a place to enjoy a meal with your furry friend in Dubai? Here are some great dog-friendly restaurants to check out!

1. Social Distrikt

Build a sense of connection with every experience and food cuisine that they have under one house and bring your pups with you too!

2. Qwerty

Enjoy weekends at Qwertyt! Bring in your fur-baby on Saturday’s and Sunday’s to the Qwerty terrace and simply sit back and take in the atmosphere. Click here for more details

3. Brunch and Cake, The Pointe

Delicious comfort food, just like how grandma makes it! Breakfast, brunch or dinner you’ll surely love their servings with beautiful views of the palm and your furry friends by your side.

4. Il Passagio

Savour Mediterranean dishes while your pups enjoy a selection of pet-menu offered by the restaurant at their dog-friendly terrace.

5. Creative Brew

Serving specialty coffee, along with cool 3D printing live in-store. This place has a nice cool concept that you can visit with yout furry friends.

6. Samakje

A Lebanese seafood restaurant, that’s sure to serve you the fresh catch! Located at The Pointe, you can also bring your furry friends along with you, enjoy the sunset for a nice day out.

7. UBK Dubai

Enjoy a nice brunch with your hooman and furry friends at UBK, JLT every Sundays from 12 – 5pm.

Pet friendly Staycations in Dubai

It’s always a good idea to plan ahead with your pet to chill and unwind! Enjoy a staycation trip at these places that will make your stay with your pet extra special!

1. Vida Hotels 

Vida Hotels welcomes your furrbabies and offers guest fluffy beds, long baths for dogs, fun snacks for everyone, and plenty of room for your four-legged family member to play around.

2. Radisson Red Hotel

Radisson Hotels in Dubai Silicon Oasis is a modern take on art, culture, and music. For business or pleasure, you will be immersed in a world of culture, art and music. And you know what? Bring your pet too!

3. Donatello Hotel

The Donatello is less than 10 minutes from the metro and a mere five minutes from Mall of the Emirates. The hotel has made the effort to dedicate a whole floor to pets and their parents. Just be sure to have your pet’s vaccination papers with you when you check-in. Pups can’t just tag along for free; there’s a Dhs200 fee per pet per night.

4. Hotel Indigo Dubai

They offer amenities for pets that come with your room, along with complimentary pet dishes at check-in, as well as free dog snacks when you order for room service or dine at Open Sesame.

5. DoubleTree by Hilton Jumeirah

The Hotel is located at The Walk in Jumeirah Beach Residence and people can enjoy great beach views, just a few steps away from restaurants and entertainment venues.

6. Elements Al Jaddaf

A staycation sounds like a great way to relax, but how about bring your furball along for the ride? Element Al Jaddaf with their location just steps away from restaurants and many interesting places nearby, its your gateway to relaxation.

The best dog pools in Dubai

Looking for a place to take your four-legged friend in Dubai? Check out our list of the best dog pools in the city!

1. Petsville

Petsville has an Aqua Pawk in Al Quoz and is ready for your pooches to splash into two refreshing pools complete with water jets and fountains. This latest pet attraction is the perfect place to cool off in the scorching summer heat.

2. Dogwalk

Offering various swimming activities for your pooches. From lessons, fitness swims, group swimming or even swimming with their hoomans, Dogwalk has got you covered!

It’s a good way to get your pooches in the aquatic scene before their big outdoor debut!

3. Snoopy Pets

Great effort and care are taken when introducing your dog to the pool and the concept of swimming to make sure that your pooch is comfortable. The pool is also fitted with a jet stream option which can be used to create a current, increasing the resistance of the swim for the dog (a good way to get ready for that beach waves right?).

4. My Second Home Luxury Resort

Located in Dubai Investment Park the resort caters to your dogs’ every need with a huge, secure, gated indoor and outdoor dog park with indoor and outdoor swimming pools. 

With their trained team, rest assured that your furbabies are in safe paws!

5. Bark Park, Al Awir

Your activities here are not limited, the place is clean, safe & fully enclosed for you to socialize and for your pooches to exercise, train, play, swim, and enjoy being off the lead.

The swimming pond is large & chlorine-free in our large dog area and smaller cool-down pools for the small dogs, drinking water, fun agility equipment, shading, and a retail shop, BarkPark Dubai is a great place for you & your dogs. Open Daily (except Mondays)


Is Dubai a pet-friendly Emirate?

Dubai is one of the pet-friendly emirates in Dubai, with pet owners growing in number and establishments catering pets to their properties as well.

How can I make sure that establishments are pet-friendly?

It’s always a good idea to call the establishments first and to avoid a wasted drive out as some of them changes policies.

Can I go to any park in Dubai with my dog?

Unfortunately, there not all parks allows pets – dogs. There are only dedicated parks where you can take them to.

Can I take my dog swimming in any beach in Dubai?

Unfortunately no. But you do have places where you can take your dogs for a swim indoors or take a road trip down to any of the other emirates where public beaches are also open for your furry friends.

So there you have it, our top things to do with your dog in Dubai. From playing fetch at the park to staycations or swimming at one of the pools, there are plenty of fun activities that you and your furry friend can enjoy together in this amazing city.

We hope you have a great time exploring all that Dubai has to offer with your four-legged companion by your side.

Read our guide into having a dog in Dubai

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