You’re looking to go on holiday, but your poor pup isn’t the most social of dogs, and you’d feel mean locking him up in the kennels for a week. Or, you want to catch up with mates but can’t or don’t want to leave your furry friend at home. Either scenario sound familiar? Well, we’ve got the solution…

Whether, you’re planning to unwind during a staycation or meet pals, you won’t necessarily have to leave Fido behind.

We’ve gone ahead and compiled a short list of a few hotels and cafés in the city which permit pets.

If we’re going to be honest, we’re a little jealous of the treatment some of these places have to offer.

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Donatello Hotel

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Just a minute’s walk from the metro, and a mere five minutes from Mall of the Emirates lies Donatello Hotel.

Donatello have gone as far as to dedicate an entire floor to pets and their parents – you’ll just need to make sure you bring along their vaccination papers to ensure a smooth check in.

Please note, your pup can’t just tag along for free. There’s a Dhs200 fee per pet per night.

Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Barsha 1. Tel: (04) 3409040. 


W Dubai – Al Habtoor City

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The UAE’s rendition of the iconic hotel brand while not quite yet open, will be allowing pets into the hotel.

Upon arrival, your pup will receive a welcome pack filled with dog treats and accessories, and when it comes to dinner time – can make full use of the canine menu.

If you’re heading out for the evening, or just want to keep Fido entertained for a wee while, then you can make full use of the W’s dog sitting and dog walking services, as well as a salon and play area.

Al Habtoor City, Sheikh Zayed Road. Tel: (04) 4351689.  


Jumeirah Living World Trade Centre

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If you can’t bear the thought of splitting up with your pooch, Jumeirah Living World Trade Centre is completely pet-friendly (this includes cats and other pets too).

On arrival, your dog or cat will receive a luxury welcome pack stuffed with gourmet treats, as well as a welcome letter and a list of pet-friendly activities and attractions in the city. Pet services are also just a call away, including in-room dining, pet sitting, dog walking and grooming.

Additional cleaning costs do apply, up to Dhs500 per night depending on the size and breed of the pets. For stays exceeding 30 days, a refundable security deposit of Dhs10,000 is required alongside a cleaning cost of Dhs2,000.

2nd Za’abeel Road, World Trade Centre. Tel: (04) 3647676. 


Urban Tails Pet Resort

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A seven-star hotel you’ve probably never heard of. Why? Because humans aren’t allowed.

Urban Tails Pet Resort is entirely air-conditioned. Your dog will receive his or her own suite. There are also plasma TVsand will be able to make use of the outdoor pool and garden area.

On top of all that, there are indoor play areas, canine menu, relaxing music and more.

Dubai Investments Park 2. Tel: (04) 8848847. 


Lime Tree Café

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If you’re looking to somewhere to grab a coffee with pooch, Lime Tree Café allow dogs in their outdoors seating area.

Jumeirah Beach Road, next to Jumeirah Mosque. Tel: (04) 3256325. 


Irish Village

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If you’re out walking the dog near Irish Village and fancy a drink, fret not. Dogs are allowed to join their owners in the outdoors seating area.

31 A Street, Al Garhoud, next to Dubai Tennis Stadium. Tel: (04) 2824752.  


Costa Coffee

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A few of the Costa branches around Dubai Investment Park and The Greens are more than happy to allow you to sit outside and enjoy your food and drink in the company of your four-legged friends.

Street 2, near Choithram’s, The Greens. Tel: (04) 3683385. Premier Inn, Dubai Investment Park. Tel: (04) 8850999.  


Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club

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The club, situated on Al Quadra Road is happy to play host to well-behaved pups on the Epona Lounge terrace.

Opposite Arabian Ranches, Al Qudra Road. Tel: (04) 3618111. 

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