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23rd March 2022

When it comes to our furry friends, it’s important to know the most pet-friendly communities so you can both truly enjoy your time outside. To make it easy for you, we’ve put together a list of our top 10 pet-friendly communities in Dubai.

Emirates Living

Home to an abundance of lush greenery, Emirates Hills, The Lakes, The Meadows and The Springs feature tree-lined pathways, beautiful lakes and various walking trails, perfect for you and your pet to enjoy a long scenic and tranquil walk. The Reform Grill allows dogs on the terrace whilst some cafes such as Arrows & Sparrows allow dogs. What’s more, they feature pet stores in and around the community, as well as three fenced dog parks, open every day with a number of play equipment created to keep all pets, big or small entertained for hours on end. 

The three dog parks can be found:

  1. Behind Springs 8
  2. Between Meadows 1 and Meadows 2
  3. Next to Emirates International School

There’s no wonder why Emirates Living is at the top of our pet-friendly communities in Dubai.

Arabian Ranches

This premium gated villa community offers spacious Arabian-and Spanish-style villas with large private gardens allowing your pets plenty of space to relax in, it also features high garden walls as an added safety feature. Outside the villas, there are numerous parks and lakes perfect to take your four-legged friend on a long stroll and the bins located across the community make it easy to dump pet waste. You can also find exclusive pet shops and veterinary clinics within the community making Arabian Ranches ideal for pet owners. 

Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT)

Centred around serene lakes and a beautiful park, Jumeirah Lakes Towers offers idyllic views to bask in whilst taking your dog out on that much needed walk. The gated dog park has excellent facilities providing an open green space for your dog to run, play and socialise with others off the lead. What’s great, you also can stop for a coffee or catch up with a friend at the many restaurants and cafes within JLT which allow dogs in their outside seating areas.  

Dubai Hills

Featuring a mix of luxury apartments, villas and townhouses set among rolling green spaces and parks makes Dubai Hills a haven for dog parents. There’s plenty of space to walk your pooch whilst the dedicated dog park allows them to run around freely. The popular country pub ‘Duck Hook’ is a hotspot for dog owners to socialise, while their canine baby plays with other dogs, it also has a bouncy castle for kids on weekends.

Damac Hills

A modern residential community distinguished by charming palm-lined roads, multiple parks and acres of green area. Here you’ll be sure to catch dog owners walking their animal buddy through the winding parks and placed conveniently throughout are waste bags and bins. Located in the heart of this community is a dog park designed with different agility courses, sectioned in two, for big and small dogs. This community also hosts events specifically for dogs which provides a great opportunity to meet like minded dog loving people.

Palm Jumeirah

Offering both pet-friendly apartments and villas in Dubai with ample space to play around in the backyard, this Palm Jumeirah is quickly solidifying itself as the place to be for those with pets. You can both get your steps in at the popular Al Ittihad Park or enjoy a long stroll along the sandy Palm West Beach. If that’s not for you, why not dine with your furry friends at the range of available outlets where all pets are welcome. 

Victory Heights

This family friendly community found inside Dubai Sports City has a range of villas and townhouses which all come with a garden, ideal for your pets to play off leash. Outside the community, there is plenty of open space, walkways, and beautiful parks for your animal companion to relish in some fresh air. Although this community does not have services specifically for pets, you have access to online shops which deliver to your doorstep in a day, such as PetHaus.com, a community favourite, where you can buy all your pet supplies, from food to toys. 

Dubai Investment Park (DIP)

This unique, self-contained mixed-use industrial, commercial and residential community is known for the biggest and most luxurious leisure resort and spa in the UAE, for both dogs and cats – ‘My Second Home’ features a free play area, three pools, doggie day-care, grooming salon and training academy. It’s a fantastic place for your canine buddies to socialise and interact while you sit back and enjoy a cup of coffee. 


Located in the centre of all the hustle and bustle, Downtown provides pet-friendly accommodation and is home to Burj Park, a fantastic place for you and your pooch to visit at any time of the day with incredible views around you. This community welcomes all pet lovers, with many dog-friendly cafes and restaurants for your furry friend on your outing.

Jumeirah Village Circle

This up and coming neighbourhood enjoys many pathways and multiple green spaces where you can freely walk your dog on a leash. Although the activities here are limited, they have numerous pet shops within a short distance for all your pet needs.

This is our round-up of the top 10.

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