Every pet owner knows that feeling when you’re walking out the door as your pet looks up at you with their pleading eyes. It’s almost impossible to resist those adorable faces, and you can’t help but feel a bit of guilt as you leave them behind for your night out. Luckily though, you can find multiple pet cafes in Dubai that provide that perfect solution. At these cafes, you can enjoy that needed night out while bringing your furry friends along to explore the world. And what’s better than enjoying a yummy meal with your four-legged companion?
Here are some of the best pet-friendly cafes in the city!
This trendy spot in Alserkal Avenue hosts countless events, including workshops and classes, and its the only custom bike shop in the city. Aside from the chic and urban ambience, the venue also offers yummy meals, for both humans and pets! Spoil your pup with some delicious treats, and spoil yourself with a cup of coffee or an appetizing salad.
Location: Alserkal Avenue
Timings: From 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM on Monday to Saturday
Happy Bark Day
The cleverly-named shop is Dubai's first ever cafe to exclusively serve fur babies! Opened in 2021 by certified pet-nutritionist Hyunsuk Ku, the cafe offers a diverse menu. Their cheesecakes, pupcakes, and puppuccinos look delicious enough for a human to eat, but don't be fooled, these meals are only for your canine and feline friends! The cafe is the perfect place to treat your companion to a special birthday meal, with tiered birthday cakes customized and specifically made for them. And of course, the humans shouldn't worry; you can also enjoy a free self-served coffee along with your furry friend.
Location: Business Bay
Timings: From 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM on Thursday to Tuesday
UBK - Urban Bar & Kitchen
This trendy bar allows you to bring along your pet every Saturday and Sunday. Not only are they allowed both indoors and outdoors, but you can also redeem a 30% discount when you bring your companion along! The laid-back atmosphere will make sure both you and your pet are relaxed and enjoying your night out.
Timings: From 12:00 PM to 1:00 AM daily
As the name suggests, this bistro makes sure to take your furry friends into consideration. While you enjoy some refreshing beverages, your pets can be groomed at the pet spa in the restaurant itself! Your pets can also try out some of their delicious treats and their special puppuccinos.
Location: Downtown Dubai
Timings: From 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM daily
Ailuromania Cat Cafe
We are not kitting when we say that this cafe is a must-visit! Ailuromania, which literally means 'the love of cats', is the Middle East's first ever cat cafe. Opened in 2015, this one-of-a-kind cafe lets you enjoy their menu surrounded by meows and cuddly cats. And of course, they know that sometimes the cuteness overload might take over and you simply can't resist taking one of the tiny babies home, which is why all the cats you see in the venue are up for adoption!
Location: Jumeirah 1
Timings: From 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM daily
Reform Social & Grill
This british pub is a perfect spot for your pooches. Rated as one of the top dog-friendly spaces in Dubai, the venue has a huge grassy patch out on the terrace, letting your doggos get a breath of fresh air and amazing views. Not only does the pub have a delicious menu for humans, but the pups can also taste some delicious treats!
Location: The Lakes
Timings: From 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM daily
Il Passaggio, which translates to 'the passageway', is another restaurant that welcomes pooches. The Mediterranean menu is definitely something that attracts the customers, but did you know that they also offer a dog menu? In collaboration with a UAE-based pet food company, FurChild Pets, their menu is both delicious and healthy for the doggies.
Location: Jumeirah Park
Timings: From 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM daily