Places Where Your Dog Can Swim in UAE

Places Where Your Dog Can Swim in UAE

Have you ever wanted to find places where your dog can swim in UAE? Let’s face it! Not all beaches in UAE, especially in Dubai are openly allowing our dogs to swim in those beach waters. But! If you ever plan on going for that swim, here are your best bets and some pretty cool dog friendly beaches!

Dog Friendly Beaches in Dubai

1. Kite Beach Center, Umm Al Quwain

Yes, there is one in Dubai too, and no, they are not open to letting in those furballs for a dip! But, Kite Beach Center in Umm al Quwain (UAQ), which is located in a pet-friendly state is a trendy beachfront club offering watersports through to healthy drinks – and a place to take your pooch for a swim!

A fee of 75 AED per pooch and AED 45 per owner will be charged to enjoy beachfront vibes. However due to the current situation, just check their website for further guidelines and rules before you head on out.

2. Kite Beach in Abu Dhabi

For a more cost-free option, located right next to Yas Island residential, Kite Beach in Abu Dhabi is a perfect spot to exercise your dog as they can run freely and swim in the sea. Sounds ideal for that weekend day trip, right?

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3. BM Beach Resort

Located in the Ras Al Khaimah. Find your adventure and experience an unforgettable beach getaway. BM Hotels & Resorts provide a tropical experience on a dog friendly beach setting surrounded by lush gardens, palm trees, and an azure beach

Whether you set on a day trip, overnight stay, picnic in the lush gardens, or take a swim you are most welcome to visit with your furball!

Read our guide on a pet friendly staycation in Ras Al Khaimah

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4. Banan Beach RAK

Banan Beach Camp is a unique experience offering a basic natural escapade from the city’s hustle and bustle and away from civilization and the best part, it provides a dog friendly beach

Banan Beach Resort is a leading Beach Resort in the United Arab Emirates. Located in Marjan Island – RAK, You can enjoy the tents and the wide dog friendly beach.

Read about this pet friendly survival camp with your dog

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5. Al Hamra Beach, Ras Al Khaimah

Yes, as we all already know, RAK has been one of the cities that can be called our pooches’ backyard for generally most, if not all, beaches in the emirate of RAK are dog-friendly. And for most residents, this has been a hot place to hang out with your pooch to enjoy a swim in the sun!

Read our guide on Pet friendly places in Ras Al Khaimah

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Daycare/boarding with a swimming pool

Worried about bringing your furbabies out in the open waters? Why not sign them up for some swimming lessons and activities to get them prepared for that outdoor fun? Here are some places you can look into.

1. Petsville

Petsville just opened their Aqua Pawk in Al Quoz and is ready for your pooches to splash into two refreshing pools complete with water jets and fountains.

This latest pet attraction is the perfect place to cool off in the scorching summer heat.

Starting from just Dh75 for two hours, dogs can enjoy purpose-built pools next to the Petsville boarding kennels. For those who may be experiencing their first splash, there are trained swimming specialists to help!

Find more information here

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2. Dogwalk

Offering various swimming activities for your pooches. From lessons, fitness swims, group swimming or even swimming with their hoomans, Dogwalk has got you covered!

It’s a good way to get your pooches in the aquatic scene before their big outdoor debut!

Find more information here

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3. My Second Home luxury pet resort and spa

Having a pooch, we all know that we have to keep their lifestyle active and of course exercise is important in their daily routine.

Located in Dubai Investment Park the resort caters to your dogs’ every need with a huge, secure, gated indoor and outdoor dog park with indoor and outdoor swimming pools.

With their trained team, rest assured that your furbabies are in safe paws!

Find more information here

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4. Bark Park

For a healthy and happy furball – both physically & emotionally, it’s always best to let them loose in the open. Situated on a traditional Emirati farm in Al Awir, BarkPark Dubai has a huge space for your pooches to run around.

Your activities here are not limited, the place is clean, safe & fully enclosed for you to socialize and for your pooches to exercise, train, play, swim, and enjoy being off the lead.

The swimming pond is large & chlorine-free in our large dog area and smaller cool-down pools for the small dogs, drinking water, fun agility equipment, shading, and a retail shop, BarkPark Dubai is a great place for you & your dogs.

Find more information here

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Q & A

Are there any places where dogs are not allowed to swim?

In the UAE, most of the public beaches does not allow dogs to dive in, unless it is on a resort property that are pet-friendly or if you drive down a bit to emirates like Umm Al Quwain and Ras Al Khaimah. 

Are there any other restrictions for swimming with dogs?

Yes, there are some restrictions for swimming with dogs in Dubai and the UAE. Dogs must be on a leash when outside of designated areas and must be cleaned up after. These regulations are similar to those in many other countries, including the United States.

Is there any dog friendly beach in Abu Dhabi

As we mentioned above, some pet owners go to Kite beach Abu Dhabi and consider it the dog beach in Abu Dhabi, we always suggest to double check with the relevant authorities before taking the trip with your dogs

Can I find a dog friendly beach in Ras Al Khaimah

Al Hamra public beach is dog friendly and you can also find some pet friendly hotels with direct access to the beach like BM beach resort and Banan Beach

What do I need to have on a dog beach day

Read our guide on 6 Things You Must Have on a Dog Beach Day. Also keep in mind that temperature in Dubai can get super high so Read our blog on how to protect your dog from Dubai summer heat and Dog supplies you need in your car

Swimming is a great exercise for both your dog and you, and it’s important to know where your dog can swim in Dubai and the UAE. Keep in mind that all of these facilities have policies in place governing the number of dogs that can be swimming at one time as well as rules pertaining to how your dog should behave while swimming.

Read: 6 Things You Must Have on a Dog Beach Day

Do not forget to invest in a good dog swimming vest – You can buy one here

If you are looking for other pet friendly activities you can do with your dogs in Dubai, checkout our guide

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