OUR TOP 10 DOG-FRIENDLY PLACES IN THE UAE

Friday - - In The Uae -

1) The Greens: This gated com­mu­nity has plenty of open spa­ces for dogs to run around and there’s a dog park, although it’s only for res­i­dents. Bert’s Café al­lows pooches in its al fresco seat­ing.

2) Burj Park: This is one of the few dog-friendly places in Down­town Dubai.

3) Ir­ish Vil­lage: This restau­rant has been wel­com­ing dogs for over 20 years, ‘as long as dogs are kept on a leash, only use our out­door din­ing area and own­ers clean up af­ter pets,’ says gen­eral man­ager Dave Cat­tanach.

4) My Sec­ond Home: A re­sort and pet spa that of­fers day­care ser­vices, groom­ing, in­door and out­door pools and what they say is the world’s largest in­door dog park.

5) Al Qu­dra Lakes: Wa­ter to splash about in, sand to run around in and a lack of crowds (dur­ing week­ends you might have to drive fur­ther in for a bit of soli­tude) – ca­nine heaven.

6) Abu Dhabi Fal­con Hospi­tal: This hid­den gem has a dog agility park with pet food com­pany Royal Canin where you can teach your dogs tricks, ex­er­cise them and bond.

7) Cloud 9 Pet Ho­tel and Care: This fa­cil­ity in Abu Dhabi’s Khal­ifa City has in­door and out­door parks for dogs. It of­fers ve­teri­nary ser­vices, groom­ing, day­care, train­ing, a dog-friendly café and a pet chauf­feur ser­vice within Abu Dhabi.

8) Al Hamra Vil­lage, Ras Al Khaimah: The open beaches here are one of the few beaches you can take dogs to in the UAE. Pets are also al­lowed at the open beaches on Yas Is­land.

9) JLT: Walk­ways around the three lakes and all of the clus­ters are great to walk your dog. But dogs aren’t al­lowed in the cen­tral park area. In Clus­ter Y, Ara­bic café No­fara’s out­door pa­tio is open to pets.

10) W Dubai, Al Habtoor City: Fine liv­ing with Fido isn’t a dream here. Guests can check in with their pets. There’s a one-time pay­ment of Dh500 plus Dh150 ev­ery day of the stay for clean­ing. Res­tau­rants have a no-pets pol­icy.

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