Best pet-friendly communities in Dubai

Looking for a home that you and your furry friend can both enjoy? Read on for the most pet-friendly communities in Dubai

04 Jun 2020, words by Aneesha Rai in The Guides

Pet-friendly communities in Dubai

Verdant parks and spacious homes with gardens are perfect for those with pets. If you love animals and want to interact with fellow animal lovers, here are some of the best pet-friendly communities in Dubai to move into.

1. Dubai Hills

Dubai Hills

Irrespective of whether you live in an apartment or villa in Dubai Hills, the entire area along with its verdant parks & ample greenery make it a dog-friendly community. The Duck Hook at Dubai Hills Golf Club is popular with dog owners and it has a bouncy castle for kids at weekends.

2. Jumeirah Golf Estates

Murcia Villa in Lime Tree Valley, Jumeirah Golf Estates

Villa in Jumeirah Golf Estates

Lime Tree Valley, 5 bedrooms

AED 7,999,995

Another dog-friendly area, Jumeirah Golf Estates has lovely villas with their own garden & pool which makes it the perfect place for your resident dogs or cats to have a lie out in the sun. The area has a lot of greenery around thanks to the golf-course. 

3. Al Barari

Al Barari

Al Barari is another area which is extremely pet friendly. With so much lush greenery and water features around, it becomes its very own habitat that's conducive to having pets. While its resident restaurant The Farm doesn't allow pets, the cool and edgy member-only workspace called NASAB allows you to take your pet while going into work following an orientation process for dogs to ensure they are well-trained and socialised. Owners are also asked to bring their own necessities, such as water and food, but that's an easy oversight in comparison to access to your animal buddy by your side, especially in terms of stress relief and companionship. 

4. Emirates Living

Emirates Licing

A very established and popular area for pet-owners, the Emirates Living area which consists of the areas of Emirates Hills, The Lakes, The Meadows, The Springs, The Views and The Greens. The presence of several green spots make this area an amazing place to have pets. The Reform Grill allows dogs on the terrace and there are cafes such as Arrows & Sparrows and Bert's which allow dogs. Zabeel House in The Greens also allows dogs, and there are spots at the Emirates Golf Club that allow dogs in outdoor spaces. Villas in Emirates Hills, The Lakes & Meadows have ample garden spaces for the dogs or cats to bask in the sun and run around.

5. Arabian Ranches

Energy efficient and home automated type 16 villa

Villa in Arabian Ranches

Mirador, 4 bedrooms

AED 4,400,000

Offering a desert lifestyle, Arabian Ranches has an amazing community perfect for families that are dog lovers. All the villas have ample garden spaces for the dogs and cats to run around in. There are many initiatives peppered throughout the community that bring together dog lovers too. The neighbourhood restaurant Maison Mathis at the Arabian Ranches Golf Club also accepts dogs, but do call ahead to check if the policies have changed in recent times.