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10 Must-Visit Dog Friendly Cafes & Restaurants In Dubai

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September 7, 2023

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Dubai is home to some of the most beautiful and laidback cafes, restaurants and pubs in the world, and who better to share them with than man’s best friend, dogs! 

Together with Yvonne and her pup Boefje from Doggie Adventures in Dubai, we’ve put together a list of 10 dog-friendly cafes and restaurants, helping you to explore Dubai with your paw-some pup!

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La Nena Coffee

La Nena Coffee, in Al Quoz, is a vibey, aesthetically pleasing spot with natural textures, earthy tones and clever lighting. The fashionable interiors and exceptional coffee and light bite menu are made even better with their indoor dog-friendly policy. Their perfect matcha iced latte is worth the visit alone.

The Duck Hook

The Duck Hook is a characterful pub and garden, with eclectic décor and plush comfy seating to spend a relaxing weekend enjoying a bite to eat and a coffee with your pup. Open daily from 11.30am - midnight at Dubai Hills Golf Club, The Duck Hook is a playful and laidback gastropub that you and your dog will love.

The Back Door

Located at Movenpick Jumeirah Beach, The Back Door is a cosy and relaxed garden space with a backyard feel that your dog will love. Open daily from 5pm - 1am, unwind with after-work drinks or a spot to eat with your friends.

Counter Culture

Looking for a spot for you and your pup to chill, dine and connect – Counter Culture Café is the perfect neighbourhood space to unwind over a delicious coffee and breakfast. With brightly coloured beach side décor and a glorious breakfast menu featuring fruity pancakes and soulful shakshuka, and with dogs not only welcome but actively encouraged, this is one spot not to miss.

Jones the Grocer, Palm West Beach

Jones the Grocer at Palm West Beach is not only a top spot for grabbing a delicious breakfast or lunch accompanied by a healthy smoothie or juice, but it’s also dog-friendly on the terrace. This artisan eatery has a wood-fired oven, beach bar, pastry and sandwich counter and a selection of gourmet groceries, and the large outdoor terrace area by the beach is perfect for bringing your pup along! 

Just Vegan, Jumeirah 

In the mood for a healthy, 100% vegan spot, Just Vegan Jumeirah is 100% plant-based and pet-friendly in it’s indoor space! With beautiful plates of food and an extensive menu of all your favourites, Just Vegan is a chill-out spot with food that’s good for the soul, and the planet. 


Qwerty is a British gastrobar located at Media One Hotel, Media City. A cosy hub for fans of classic British comforts including their notorious cheese toasty and warming duck pie, Qwerty is also pet-friendly on the terrace. Open daily noon till late.

Little Neighbourhood Restaurant, Palm Jumeirah 

Little Neighbourhood Restaurant is a friendly, comfortable restaurant with a modern twist that serves up exceptional cuisine that is both delicious and aesthetically pleasing. Take your pup for a taste of chilled back excellence at Little Neighbourhood, open daily 7am - 10pm.

Social Distrikt

Social Distrikt is an experimental food hall and bar, with a range of flavours and concepts all under one roof. Perfect for groups with different tastes, Social Distrikt hosts events, workshops and radio shows as well as a huge range of cuisines and drinks options. Dog-friendly indoors and on the terrace, super-cool Social Distrikt at The Pointe is well-worth the visit with your pup.

XVA Café

XVA Café, Dubai’s best kept secret, offers a range of Middle Eastern inspired vegetarian options, including freshly-prepared vegetarian and vegan food, in the green and cosy courtyard to help you escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Open daily from 7am to 10pm, this dog-friendly spot is a haven away from the busy city and is guaranteed to help you unwind. 

Yvonne from Doggie Adventures In Dubai has been finding all the best dog friendly places in the UAE since 2018. Check out her website and Instagram for more recommendations! 

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