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Posted On: 19 August 2019 01:05 pm
Updated On: 29 July 2021 04:26 pm

Pet-friendly places in Qatar

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There are a bunch of activities you could do during your free time, whether it's watching a movie, getting ice cream with friends or having fun at any beaches or parks in Qatar. But, when it comes to your pets (especially dogs), a walk is the best activity, besides being some time outside the house, walking is also beneficial for your pets' health (and yours).

However, finding a good place in Qatar for your dog to go exploring can prove to be a challenge. So, we’ve compiled a list of some places where you can enjoy a nice walk with your favourite pets.

Al Bidda Park - All Areas

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Al Bidda Park

Al Bidda is an important asset for Doha since it provides a peaceful escape from the busy city and a place where friends and family can relax. A portion of the Al Bidda Park is accessible for pet lovers to offer a nice getaway. Pet owners are advised to keep their pet on a leash at all times and bring baggies and a pooper-scoop with them as these items will not be available in the park. To learn more about Al Bidda Park, click HERE.

Oxygen Park - All Areas

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The 130,000-square-meter Oxygen Park is to introduce a green lung in Education City, inviting students and visitors alike to refresh their minds, this beautiful park also supports your desire to bring your dog with you. For more information on policies regarding pets at Oxygen park, call +974 4454 0000.

Note: Dogs are not allowed during Ladies Nights, 6 pm to 10 pm (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesdays).

The Pearl Qatar - Certain Areas

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Pets are allowed in certain areas of The Pearl Qatar, for example, main roads and parks. The biggest of three pet-friendly parks at The Pearl is called the Grand Park. However, during any events at parks, you are advised not to take your pet with you. Moreover, pets are not permitted to the beaches, swimming pools, common areas of Pearl Qatar. Additionally, Porto Arabia, Madina Central, and Qanat Quartier are also not pet-friendly areas. For more information on policies regarding pets at The Pearl, call 800 6222 or refer to thepearlqatar.com/ContactUs.

    Al Wakrah Dog Beach

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    Bring your furry friends for some beach time.

    The "Dog Beach" is located just in front of Al Wakrah Public Garden. The water is very shallow which makes it a perfect spot for your furry friends to run. Depending on the tides, you'll also be able to spot a sandbar. It's accessible using a sedan but do take care as you can get stuck in the soft sand.

    READ MORE: Al Wakrah Municipality Guide: what to see and do

    5/6 Park

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    According to the park guidelines, pet owners are advised to keep their pets on a leash and to make sure to clean after their pets. The park boasts of a large plant maze that no other parks have. It's designed in the shape of Qatar's map and inspired by the human fingerprint. Next to the maze is a 5m high hill that gives visitors a 360-degree view of the park and the surrounding scenery. There are also art installations and wall murals in 5/6 Park.

    READ MORE: 5/6 Park: Here's what you need to know about Doha's newest park

    Pet-friendly hotels in Doha, Qatar

    Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha

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    Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha is a pet-friendly hotel but please check directly with the hotel to know which areas are pets allowed. Charges may also apply.

    Website: https://www.radissonhotels.com/en-us/hotels/radisson-blu-doha

    The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa

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    Pets are welcome at The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa but maximum of 1 pet per room only. Service animals are exempt. Pets can't be left unattended and must be registered. Check with the hotel for more information on their pet policy.

    Website: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/dohwi-the-westin-doha-hotel-and-spa/

    Staybridge Suites Doha Lusail

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    Pets are welcome at Staybridge Suites Doha Lusail. There is a pet deposit per stay of QR 500. Pets under 30 lbs only, full vaccination record is required at check-in. Pet Fee per Night: QR 350.

    Website: https://www.ihg.com/staybridge

    W Doha Hotel & Residences

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    Experience W Doha Hotel & Residences with your four-legged friend by your side. W Doha can enhance your stay with custom pet bed, pet toy, turndown treat, dog walking service, food & water bowls with floor mat, as well as a litter box and scoop for cats.

    Cats and dogs 40 pounds or less are welcome in W Doha's residence apartments only. Cats and dogs are not permitted in the hotel. According to W Doha, "Guests must sign a waiver upon check-in and will be charged QR150 per pet per day above the room rate. There is also a non-refundable QR500 cleaning fee regardless of length of stay. The General Manager is happy to accept pets over 40 pounds in our residence apartments on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the hotel for additional information."

    Website:
    https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/dohwh-w-doha/

    Aleph Doha Residences, Curio Collection by Hilton

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    Aleph Doha Residences is pet-friendly and has dedicated pet-friendly rooms. The aparthotel requires a security deposit of QR 500 upon check-in and is refundable upon check-out. Please contact the hotel for more information on their pet policy.

    Website: https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/doharqq-aleph-doha-residences/

    Etiquette for pets and pet owners in public places

    The way your pet acts in public is not only a reflection on you but gives observers a perception on pet owners in general. This is why it’s so important to be on your best behavior so this “pet-friendly” trend keeps growing. No matter what public place you attend with your pet, always carry bags to clean after your pet. Also, always leash your dog. Make sure to keep the leash close. An unleashed pet can frighten other travelers or get spooked and bolt away.

    Written by: Manan Bhavnani; Updated by Darlene Madrid

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