Everyone loves a staycation, but it can be hard as pet owners to leave furry companions behind: be it finding suitable care or just pulling ourselves away. Luckily, Dubai has a handful of fabulous pet-friendly hotels to include your companion in your adventures. Here are pet-friendly hotels in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the UAE for your next staycation.
Pet-friendly hotels in Dubai
Park Hyatt Dubai
Park Hyatt Dubai is a go-to resort for escapism in the emirate – located within the leafy Dubai Creek Resort and on the storied banks of Dubai Creek itself. Whitewashed walls, blue-capped domes and bougainvillaea create a Mediterranean-meets-Moorish vibe, which carries through the low-rise, grounds hiding swimming pools, gardens and a Myconian spa with striking blue and white tiles. This season, the hotel is opening its doors to cherished four-legged companions, welcoming pooches weighing under 12kg to enjoy its beautiful grounds and serene location. Pet-friendly stays are available for guests staying in the ground-floor Family Lagoon Beach Rooms and Suites, some offering charming little outdoor spaces for pets to potter. The hotel is also home to pet-friendly terraces like NOÉPE, Jones the Grocer, Lakeview, as well as Marina Promenade, perfect for dining or enjoying a walk. Guests can also bring their furry companions to a Dog Park in the Holiday Villas community area where the dogs can have some extra fun and play.
Cleaning fee of AED300 per pet applies; firstname.lastname@example.org, hyatt.com
25hours Hotel Dubai One Central
Few hotel openings in Dubai have been as talked about as 25hours Hotel Dubai One Central – the playful brand lauded in its home country of Germany for its cheeky slogans, trendy bars and general dynamic and creative vibe. As the first of its kind outside of Europe, 25hours Dubai brings the same Euro-cool vibe to the Middle East. There’s an iteration of Berlin and Cologne’s uber-cool Monkey Bar – a rooftop bar with Museum of the Future views, podcast and pottery studio, co-working spaces, quirky and colourful rooms (including the penthouse Hakawati suite with an eight-sleeper bed) and a coffee shop from Nightjar Coffee. The best news? The hotel is pet-friendly, and guests can bring their dog, bird, or other small pets (sadly not cats) for no extra charge.
Trade Centre 2, doubles from AED650 per night; book now
W Dubai – Mina Seyahi
With a fantastic location overlooking the Palm Jumeirah and a short walk from Dubai Marina and JBR, W Dubai – Mina Seyahi is one of Dubai’s coolest pet-friendly hotels. The property opened in 2022 as a spot for the city’s cool young crowd and creatives, with renowned dining concepts (like Akira Back), a lively rooftop bar and pool (where W’s famous WET Deck takes place) and modern, design-led interiors, plus use of the Marriott Mina Seyahi complex’s beach clubs and pools. The hotel itself is adults only, but pets under 20kg are allowed, meaning a kiddie-free zone for you and your four-legged friend. The hotel offers everything from pet beds to an in-room pet dining menu and pet-sitting services.
Mina Seyahi/Dubai Marina, AED650 per stay pet supplement; book now
Vida Dubai Marina & Yacht Club
Vida Dubai Marina & Yacht Club opened in December 2022, occupying the former Dubai Marina Yacht Club site and overlooking one of the world’s largest man-made marinas. The shiny new Miami-style hotel stands 230 metres tall and has 158 rooms and 300 residences with waterfront views. As with most Vida hotels, Vida Dubai Marina & Yacht club welcomes your dogs to enjoy your stay with you with two pets allowed per stay. Keeping you and your four-legged friend occupied is an all-day eatery Origin with marina views, a coffee shop, a rooftop swimming pool and a supervised kids’ club.
Dubai Marina, AED150 per stay plus AED50 per day per pet; book now
Zabeel House by Jumeirah
Dogs under 10kg are able to check into the popular Zabeel House by Jumeirah, a trendy neighbourhood hangout in The Greens. The lifestyle hotel is completely pet-friendly, and pups can hang out in the modern, yet quirky and creative rooms, and accompany their humans around the hotel – as long as they’re on a lead. Enjoy the hotel’s home-away-from-home feel and facilities like a spa, swimming pool, gym and one of Dubai’s most-loved restaurants and cafes, the poolside Pan-Asian Lah Lah.
The Greens, Zabeel House by Jumeirah; jumeirah.com
JA Hatta Fort Hotel Dubai
For a pet-friendly hotel in Dubai away from the city, JA Hatta Fort Hotel is a consistent, crowd-pleasing offering. Located in the Hatta enclave of the emirate high in the Hajar Mountains, the lovely resort hotel has vast expanse of gardens, two swimming pools, tennis courts, a spa and is well-located for outdoor adventures like hiking and cycling. While seemingly remote, it’s just 90-minute from the city and 10 minutes from the UAE-Oman border, making it great for a weekend escape or stop on a road trip. Rooms have private terraces with garden and mountain views, and there are two-bedroom deluxe villas for family stays. Guests are welcome to bring their four-legged friends for a small supplement, with a limit of two pets per room.
Hatta, AED150 per stay plus AED50 per day per pet; maximum two pets per room; book now
Vida Creek Harbour
Vida Creek Harbour is the epicentre of the new Dubai Creek development – a shiny, ultra-modern five-star Emaar hotel on the banks of the waters with incredible skyline views. The hotel looks over the Creek Marina Yacht Club and has a promenade of eateries, shops and entertainment venues, making it the perfect stop for a weekend staycation. It has facilities like a relaxing spa, fitness suite, two restaurants and infinity pool that overlooks iconic sights like the Burj Khalifa. Pet parents wanting to travel with their furry babies (under 10kg) are allowed to book into one of the hotel’s pet-friendly rooms and use its pet-friendly public spaces. Pet supplies like beds, toys and bowls are also available from the front office to make your stay a breeze.
Dubai Creek, AED150 per stay plus AED50 per pet per day; maximum two pets per room; book now
Pet-friendly hotels in Ras Al Khaimah
Banan Beach is not technically a hotel (it’s a chic glamping spot on the beach), but it’s one of the most popular places to stay when visiting Ras Al Khaimah. The resort is one of the emirate’s best-kept secrets, attracting well-heeled Dubai residents looking for a stylish glamping experience while embracing the rustic vibe. The beachy boho campsite transports guests to the Greek islands with its blue-tiled pool area, white loungers, white-washed tents and lofts and luxurious blue and white chalets. Treat yourself to one of 12 lofts or 10 chalets for a hotel experience. Quaint, air-conditioned triangle-roof lofts have a private bathroom, one queen and one double bed, comfortably sleeping four adults, and a cosy private courtyard with a jacuzzi and barbecue area. Three-bedroom, three-bathroom chalets are the most premium and reminiscent of a Cycladic guest house, with a blue and white tiled courtyard, a charming blue door, bougainvillaea, private pool, swing and bar. The main camp has a swimming pool, barbecue restaurant and bar.
Nad Al Sili, Ras al Khaimah, tents from AED 360; book now
Pet-friendly hotels in Abu Dhabi
W Yas Island
Much like its trendy Dubai counterpart, W Abu Dhabi is one of the capital’s most luxurious pet-friendly hotels. Located on the vibrant Yas Island, the hotel is best known for being, quite literally, at the heart of the Yas Marina Circuit and Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, but when it’s not hosting top sportspeople and celebs, it’s offering guests an elevated, hedonistic experience. There are 499 rooms and suites to choose from with marina or circuit views and the hotel features seven restaurants and bars, the famous W FIT spa and WET Deck and lots of outdoor space. The hotel is completely pet-friendly and trained pets are welcomed for free. There are even treats, toys and pet welcome amenities on offer, plus a PAW menu.
Yas Island, doubles from AED540 per night (trained pets free); book now