In recent times very few locations in the UAE allow for you to take your furry little pet out in the open. This includes public parks and even camping spots like Al Qudra. Introducing “Bark Park” the first ever park dedicated to Dogs.
It all started when Jan Leitch adopted Asal, a Saluki who was temperamental and had no open space to run around. This problem turned into an idea and now BarkPark is a playground for many dogs accross the UAE.
Lucky for us, our friend Pluto gave us a little tour of “Bark Park”, a 3.5 acre enclosed desert farm dedicated for all dogs big and small to come and play. Apart from ample place to run around. They have cooldown pools, drinking water, fun agility equipment, shade and segregated areas for small and for large dogs
It’s not only a great place for your dogs and pups but also a great place for dog owners, especially for first time dog owners to meet and mingle with the others. The park has a shaded area for the dog owners to sit and they have a little snack corner always stocked up for you to relish with an honesty jar, a pay if you can sort of a system.
Weekdays (Sun, Tue, Wed, Thurs) – AED 30 and AED 20 for each accompanying dog (if you have multiple dogs)
Weekends (Fri, Sat) – AED 65 and AED 40 for each accompanying dog (if you have multiple dogs)
You can also opt for a membership plan which gives you and your dog(s) unlimited access to the park:
Annual Membership: AED 1800
Half Yearly Membership: AED 1300
Monthly Membership: AED 250
Entry Requirements: [Taken from Barkparkdubai.com]
Vaccinations: All dogs must have current vaccinations for Rabies, & DHPPL (Distemper, Hepatitis, Para influenza, Parvovirus & Leptospirosis). Vaccination certificates must be presented and will be checked. If your dog has not completed their vaccinations at least 72 hours before coming to BarkPark they will not be allowed entry.
Flea, Tick & Worm Control: They also require that your dog should be up to date on their flea, tick & worm control.
Registration: All dogs must be microchipped, & if from Dubai, be registered with Dubai Municipality and wear their municipality ID tag on their collar at all times.
Personal ID: Owners are also requested to provide their personal Emirates ID upon registration.
In the cooler months (Nov – April), Bark Park is open from 7.00am – 7.00pm on weekends and 10.00am & 3.00pm – 8.00pm on weekdays.
In the warmer months, Bark Park is open from 5.00am-8.00am & 5.00pm – 10.00pm.
Closed on Mondays.