DOG FRIENDLY DINING IN ABU DHABI
This waterfront tapas favourite is the perfect spot to enjoy some laid-back-bites, and best of all your pooch can join inside and out. Enjoy a Mediterranean-inspired menu, with tapas, omelettes, pizza, paella, and perfectly mixed beverages, with stunning views of the marina.
Diablito is pet-friendly 7 days a week, from opening to closing, with small and medium dogs (and cats) allowed inside, and big dogs on the outside terrace.
Remember, BB+ members get a massive 50% off when dining on a Monday and 25% off throughout the rest of the week! That’s a paws up from us!
Time: Daily 12PM – 12AM
Contact: 02 565 1175
After summer renovations Stars N Bars will soon reopen their stardeck and if you are popping over to Yas Marina during the day why leave Rover at home? Dogs are welcome in the outside area until 6PM, so you and your pooch can enjoy some winter sun and a quick pint (or two) and some good ‘ole pub grub.
Time: Daily 12PM – 2AM (dogs allowed until 6PM)
Contact: 02 565 0101
This has possibly got to be one of the friendliest places for the four-legged kind in Abu Dhabi. With the cooler weather upon us, enjoy a stroll with your furry friend along the waterfront promenade and you’ll have the pick of the litter for some awesome outside dining spots.
It should be noted that some of the Yas Bay restaurants do sometimes impose size restrictions, so it would be best to call and check beforehand if you’re planning for Beethoven to tag along. Here are some of our faves:
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ZAYED SPORTS CITY
Perfect for the whole family, this fun-filled sports bar has an outdoor play area for the kiddos and their outside terrace is pet friendly, which means you can enjoy a chilled-out meal with none of the fam feeling left out. Our favourite is the Sunday roast … but beware of those puppy dog eyes when the roasted meat hits the table! BB+ members can enjoy 25% the roast and the a la carte menu!
Time: Daily 8AM – 12AM
Contact: 02 447 1066
ZAYED CRICKET STADIUM
With a large pet-friendly open terrace area and views out to the training pitches beyond this is the paw-fect place for you to sit back, relax, and enjoy some me-time with mans-best-friend. Open from 9AM, this is a great spot to grab brekkie, stay for lunch, or catch the sports action at dinner time. Or maybe just grab a pint and watch the world go by? Paw-fection.
Time: 9AM – 11PM
Contact: 050 625 3953
Another relatively dog friendly area around town is the waterside venues at Al Bandar. For fans of home-cooking done right Nolu’s should be up there on your list, and now there’s no need to leave your pup at home while you enjoy the ingenious mix of Californian and Afghani cuisines. Enjoy the various healthy options on offer while enjoying the outside space, and save room for their cheesecake, it’s a winner!
Nolu's outside area opening from late October.
Time: Daily 9AM – 10:45PM
Contact: 02 557 9500
ST REGIS RESIDENCES SAADIYAT
With a huge doggy-friendly community in the St Regis Residences it makes total sense that this bustling restaurant should allow four-legged-friends on their outside patio. With a wide menu ranging from a quick Starbucks coffee and freshly made pastry to a fully-fledged meal, this is a fab place to relax and enjoy some really great grub.
Here at Best Bites we're big fans of the popular Mimosa Weekend Brunch, but spaces on the patio are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. BB+ members get 15% off a la carte and the Friday Cin Cin brunch at a special price of AED169.
Time: Daily 7AM – 11PM
Contact: 02 448 4859
SHEIKHA FATIMA PARK
Sheikha Fatima Park doubles the excitement for you and pooch. Firstly, you can enjoy a bit of a run-around or even a touch of agility in the city’s first dedicated dog park, then take a load off and head to Crunch N Munch Café for some exceptional coffee, we love the red velvet latte, and some tasty treats. Sit on the outside tables and enjoy people (and pup) watching in this busy family-orientated park. BB+ members can enjoy 20% off the a la carte menu.
Time: Daily 7:30AM – 11PM
Contact: 02 633 3433