Whether it’s from your kids or your other half, we’re sure many of you are have been pestered to add a furry friend to your household. Or maybe you’re a bit of an animal lover yourself.
The good news is that just because we live in a hot country, it doesn’t mean you have to forget about the idea of owning an adorable cat or dog. But you do need to make sure you look after them properly, that included the best places where taking them with you
We bring you cafés that cater for the whole family (kids and dogs included) and also how to interact with animals if you simply don’t have the time and space to take on a permanent pet.
While there are several pet-friendly cafes in Dubai, only a few of them are currently open, so we’ve rounded up a small list of cafes that are welcoming pets. Since these pet-friendly spaces are outdoors, however, they will only be open post-sunset during the holy month.
1. Jones the Grocer, Al Manara Branch, SZR
Famous Australian brand Jones The Grocer has several branches across Dubai. Its Sheikh Zayed Road venue has a small but cute dog-friendly terrace outdoors. Tuck into your bountiful breakfast or lunchtime meal while enjoying a coffee with your beloved pooch by your side. Don’t forget to pick up your gourmet items from the shop once you’re done.
Club Vista Mare on Palm Jumeirah is a predominantly pet-friendly destination and it comes with the whole package – delicious food, amazing views, and family-friendly to include your furry pet. Dig into barbecue cuisine with a Caribbean twist while enjoying the revitalising sea breeze outdoors.
3. The Tap House
Pet-friendly Palm Jumeirah venue The Tap House is opening its terrace doors to pets and their owners, after sunset during Ramadan. Order to your heart’s content from the hearty pub grub affair while you and your pup take in the amazing sea views.
4. Cycle Bistro
Bicycle-themed cafe Cycle Bistro in Dubai Motor City is open for 12 hours a day and lets you and your hound chill and chow outside. The staff love dogs (and humans, of course) and serve up healthy smoothies and a brilliant paleo menu with generous portions.
Fancy a good coffee or smoothie and a menu filled with bagels, sandwiches and more? You’ll love Bert’s. Sit with your dog outside in the relaxing alfresco setting while enjoying your meal and time with your companions.
The Greens Community Centre, The Greens, Dubai. opened 8am to 11pm, outdoor seating open only after sunset. Tel: (04) 3619292.
There are also others place to visit after ramadan:
6. Arrows & Sparrows
Arrows & Sparrows is a cosy cafe in The Greens that sports a sunny, tree-lined patio complete with doggie treats, and freshwater (for both of you). Sit back and relax while sipping a cup of joe or tucking into the cafe’s grub.
Emaar Business Park, Buiding 4, The Greens, Dubai, 9am to 6pm. Tel: (04) 5588141.
7. The Lime Tree Cafe & Kitchen
This cafe has locations strewn across Dubai, but the three in Jumeirah, Al Quoz and Sheikh Zayed Road have outdoor areas that welcome pets. The Jumeirah location is particularly lovely for four-legged friends, offering up plenty of shade and water bowls in the front garden and seating area in the early morning or late afternoons.
8. 1762 – Stripped
The gourmet deli has three locations around Dubai, but it’s their JLT branch that gets a hearty wag of the tail. It has a big terrace where dogs are welcome to sit out and enjoy the sunshine with their owners. Head here after Ramadan for a breakfast of huevos rancheros, eggs Benedict or a brulee brioche, while your pooch tucks into healthy dog treats courtesy of 1762.