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Dog friendly cafes

by Dan Murad

If you’re a dog owner in the UAE, we know you’d rather take your pooch along with you while you’re out and about. Well, we’ve got good news for you! There are plenty of dog-friendly cafés where you can chill out your furry friend. Whether you’re after breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner, we’ve rounded up the best dog-friendly cafés and pubs in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

1762 JLT Stripped

Dogs are welcome in the outside area at 1762 JLT stripped. Your furry friend can enjoy specially made dog snacks while you treat yourself to something delicious from the bakery or deli menu.
Open daily from 8am-12am. JLT One, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (800 1762).


Arrows & Sparrows

Not just a cute dog friendly café, Arrows & Sparrows is also a great place to take the whole family. With a cracking kids menu, it’s the perfect place to stop for brunch after a morning stroll with your pooch. Don’t miss the colourful selection of acai bowls, or the various eggs benedict and avocado toast options.
Open daily from 7am-10pmEmaar Business Park, The Greens (04 558 8141).


Boston Lane

Here’s one for the coffee connoisseurs! Inspired by Melbourne’s laneway coffee, Boston lane serves up delicious coffees and food in the heart of Dubai’s underground art, fashion and music scene. Chill in the courtyard with your pup and soak up the chill vibes of Al Quoz.
Open daily 8am-7pm. Courtyard, Al Quoz (054 449 2131).


Ella’s Eatery

The stunning terrace at Ella’s Eatery, overlooking the water, is the perfect place to relax with your furry buddy. Enjoy a hearty breakfast, stone baked pizza, wholesome salad or a few post work cocktails at this little hidden gem in the heart of Palm Jumeirah.
Open daily from 8am-10pm. Palm Jumeirah (04 557 0984).


Happy Bark Day

Hang out at the UAE’s first pet restaurant and café. Serving up premium pet desserts, made by a certified pet nutritionist, your furry friend will feel wonderfully pampered and catered for. You can ever have your pup’s birthday cake made here!
Open Thu-Tue, 1pm-10pm (Wednesday closed). Happy Bark Day, Business Bay (050 676 1031).


Just Vegan

Just Vegan, winner of the Best Plant-Based Restaurant in the 2022 Deliveroo Restaurant Awards, prides itself on serving delicious meals crafted only from the best ingredients. Nestled along Jumeirah Beach Road, both you and your pet will be warmly welcomed and catered for.
Open daily from 10am-11pm. Jumeirah Beach Rd, Umm Suqeim, next to Dubai Islamic Bank (04 546 3392).



You can take your furry bestie along to Kave, the 95% upcycled, eco conscious café that offers workshops, food, music and more. With a full calendar of events, including an open mic mashup and talks from experts, alongside a menu filled with hearty and healthy food, you and your pooch won’t be short of something to keep you busy here.
Open Sun, Tue-Thu 11am-8pm, Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-8pm. Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (055 102 4469).


Reform Social & Grill

With the cooler winter months on the way, the pub garden at Reform Social & Grill is the perfect place to hang out with your family, friends and furry pals. Not only does the pub offer delicious, homely favourites like a fish finger butty or full English breakfast, but they also host dog adoption days and have a special menu dedicated to your furry friend!
Open daily, 8am-12am. The Lakes (04 454 2638).


Coffee Architecture

Looking for that coffee fix in Abu Dhabi? Coffee Architecture, situated on Reem Island, offers up some of the best coffee around. Your furry friend can join you at the outside tables all day long, while you enjoy your daily caffeine hit in a space designed around minimalism, passion and art.
Open daily, 7am-10.30pm. Turquoise building no .9, Soul Beach – Mamsha Al Saadiyat, Alsaadiyat, Abu Dhabi, UAE


The Sportsman’s Arms

A truly family friendly gastro pub, taking inspiration from Boston’s finest dining scene, The Sportsman’s Arms is located on the grounds of Zayed Sports City, has a soft play area on the Family Terrace and welcomes your pooch to join you while you enjoy some Irish/American staples like shepherd’s pie and the New York sandwich.
Open daily 8am-2am. International Tennis Centre, Zayed Sports City (02 447 1066).


Nolu’s Café

A social space where laid back California meets the smoky flavours of Afghani cuisine, all with a modern twist. Dogs are welcome to relax on the outdoor tables while you grab a bite to eat. Nolu is the perfect place for your and your pooch to chill with a coffee after a walk. Open daily 9am-11pm. Al Bandar, Al Raha Beach (800 66587).



Escape to the med with your pooch at Diablito on Yas Island. Serving authentic Mediterranean cuisine, Spanish tapas, pinxos, homemade pizzas and more, as well as welcoming pets 365 days of the year. This casual restaurant with a beautiful rooftop is the perfect place to enjoy the sunset and watch the yachts cruise into Yas Marina.

Open Monday to Thursday 3pm – 12am, and Friday to Sunday 12pm – 12am. Yas Marina, Yas Island (02 565 1175)