Five pet friendly communities in Dubai

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Dubai might not seem to be a pet friendly city – especially during the hotter summer months – but this isn’t necessarily the case.

Many Dubai dwellers have furry friends and thanks to organisations like SNIFF (Strays Needing Interim or Furever Friends), Dogs in Dubai and the Bin Kitty Collective, there are always more animals looking for their fur-ever homes.

Looking for leash-free dog parks and pet-positive apartments? Zoom Property is feline you and has shared with us this tail of the most pet-friendly communities that will make you paws for thought.

 

Jumeirah

A classic dog-lovers’ hangout. Several restaurants allow owners to bring doggies into outdoor areas and some even serve dog treats. There are several places to walk your dog, including beach paths and strip malls. Also, if you are planning on staying in one of the many villas that dot the community, your pet will have ample space to romp around in the backyard.

Pet-friendly restaurants and cafes:
Life N One
Jumeirah Beach Road, Street 27b, Community 332 Villa 5/1b. 056 534 2899. 7am-9pm. Lime Tree CaféJumeirah Beach Road, next to Jumeirah Mosque. 04 325 6325. 7.30am-6pm.

Vet clinics:
Umm Suqeim Veterinary CentreVilla 1140, Al Wasl Road, Umm Suqeim 2. 04 348 3799. Open 24 hours. British Veterinary Hospital, Villa 742, Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah 3. 04 321 8556. Open 8am-8pm daily (6pm Fridays). Energetic Panacea Veterinary Clinic, Villa 444, Al Wasl Road. 8am-7pm daily (closed Friday).

Pet stores:
Creatures Oasis, 31A Street, Jumeirah 1, behind the Plaza Centre. 04 343 4534. 10am-10pm. Dubai Pet Food, Al Quoz (near FGB Metro station landside). 9am-10pm daily. www.dubaipetfood.com

Mirdif

Slightly further out, but a quiet, tranquil place, Mirdif is another perfect spot for pets. There are several pet-friendly apartment buildings in the community, as well as large villas that offer tons of space. Mushrif Park is home to a popular dog park and dedicated dog-zone BarkPark is a short drive away.

Pet-friendly restaurants and cafes:
Starbucks Uptown Mirdif04 419 0016. 7am-12am, daily. The Chocolate Bar, Central Galleria, Level 1, City Centre Mirdif. 04 236 3186. 9am-1am. Jones the Grocer, opposite Arabian Centre. 7.30am-11pm. 04 284 0896.

Vet clinics:
City Vet Clinic,
62 B Street. 04 288 6653. 9am-9pm, closed Friday.

Pet stores:
Paws and Claws Pets, shop number R15, Uptown Mirdif shopping centre. 04 288 4885. Petzone Mirdif Ministore47th Street, (behind Uptown Mirdiff). 04 236 3440. 10am-10pm. Exoterra80 Algeria Street. 04 252 4466. Saturday-Wednesday, 10am-10pm; Thursday, 10am-11pm; Friday, 3pm-11pm.

BarkPark

BarkPark in Al Awir

BarkPark in Al Awir is a 3.5 kilometre doggy dream. Here owners can let their pooches go lease-free. With segregated areas for small and large dogs, fun agility equipment, and shaded areas, it’s the paw-fect day out. There are even cool-down pools and drinking water for hot dogs. Entry starts from AED 30 weekdays and AED 65 weekends (closed July and August).Dogs must have current vaccinations, be microchipped and registered with Dubai Municipality. To find out more, visit www.barkparkdubai.com

 

The Greens

The archetype of a pet-friendly community in Dubai, the Greens has no shortage of walkways, paths and lakes for you and your dog to explore. There is even a leash-free dog park where you can let your pooch roam (albeit responsibly).

Pet-friendly restaurants and cafes:
Bert’s, 
Una Building, Street 1A, Sheikh Zayed Road. 04 361 9292. 7am-11.30pm. Arrows and Sparrows, Building 4, Emaar Business Park. 04 558 8141. 8am-10pm daily.

Vet clinics:
Al Barsha Veterinary Clinic, SS Lootha Building, shop number 4, 23b Street. 04 340 8601. 7am-10pm; Friday 8am-8pm.

 

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The Meadows, The Springs and The Lakes

Large villas mean lots of room in the backyard, and an ample porch is perfect for lazy sunbathing. While there is no dog park here, the community is generally very accepting of dogs, and there are several paths in neighbourhood where pups can be walked.

Pet stores:
Pet’s DelightTown Centre Springs, Meadows and Emirates Hills. 04 361 7767. 10am-10pm. 

Pet sitting:
Paw Pals offers pet-sitting, taxi and walking services around most areas of Dubai. Rates start at AED 60 for a 20-minute doggy pit-stop. www.pawpals.ae

 

The Palm Jumeirah

Who wouldn’t love to live beside the seaside, and that includes your gorgeous pets too! With many options for villas and apartments, there are plenty of choices for home hunters. Al Ittihad Park, between the Golden Mile and the Shoreline is a pretty landscaped garden that is ideal for walking dogs. Afterwards you can head over to Vista Mare, where many of the restaurants welcome four-legged friends to dine alfresco during the cooler months.

Pet-friendly restaurants and cafes:
Breeze Beach Grill, 
Club Vista Mare. 04 568 3000. 11am-12am, 1am Thursday & Friday. The Coffee Club, Building 7, Golden Mile 2. 04 514 8476. 7.30am-10pm. Simply Italian, Club Vista Mare. 04 558 8354. 12pm-2am.

Vet clinics:
Two Feet Four Paws, Mezzanine Level, Golden Mile Galleria, Building 4. 04 442 8330. 8am-5pm weekdays; Friday and Saturday, 9am-5pm.
Pet shops:
My Pets Dubai, Golden Mile 6. 052 203 6556. Sunday-Wednesday, 10am-10pm; Thursday-Saturday, 10am-12pm.

Information provided by Zoom Property, the newest online property portal on the market.Visit zoomproperty.com or download the Zoom Property mobile app. Please check with restaurants directly to ensure your pet is still welcome. Pet ownership in rental properties is at your landlord’s discretion. 

 

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