Which locations are ‘dog friendly’ in Qatar?
Knowing that an area is pet-friendly is one of the things many people consider when moving to a place or shifting into a new locality. Contrary to some beliefs, pets are welcome in Qatar but when it comes to our canine friends, in particular, there are some issues that dog owners must keep in mind -.
According to the Ministry of Municipality and Environment’s Department of Animal Resources, “Dogs are generally not allowed in public places, including parks and the Corniche. Dogs are allowed on some beaches and parks provided that they are leashed at all times.” It goes without saying the key to owning a dog is that the dog should be well-behaved. Secondly, if you are walking your dog in a public place, it has to be on a leash at all times. Thirdly, you must clean after your dog. Keeping a pet dog in your house is allowed in Qatar depending on the building owner. It is wise to check to ensure pets are allowed in your home before you sign the necessary paperwork.
Dog owners will be glad to know that Qatar is developing more parks and beaches where people can enjoy time with their pets. We have jotted down some of the areas to live in Qatar, where you can comfortably own a pet dog.
Musheirab is the closest area to Qatar’s largest park that allows dogs - Al Bidda Park. In Musheirab you will find many villa compounds and apartments that accept dogs (be sure to check with the landlord or letting agent first), click here to view properties in Musheirab. Did you know that you will also be closest to Doha’s first off-leash dog park? Barkers & Mittens Dog Park in Al Bidda Park is a fenced area created to allow your dogs to socialize with other dogs in a safe, healthy and engaging space, not hindered by being held on the leash. In all other areas of the park, dogs must be kept on a short lead at all times and the waste must be disposed of in the litter bins provided.
The Pearl, Qatar
If you and ALSO YOUR DOG want to enjoy luxurious living standards with high-end amenities all around, you surely need to consider living in the Pearl, Qatar. Most of the international population has made it their home. Some of the Pearl island’s famous areas with the most population are Porto Arabia, Qanat Quartier, Abraj Quartier, and Viva Bahriya. The apartments along with the areas in the Pearl are extremely pet friendly along with its beaches too! Click here to view properties in The Pearl, Qatar.
West Bay is a significant hotspot of Doha which includes many modern buildings unlike others, some of the tallest skyscrapers in Qatar, a myriad of attractions, commercial towers, institutes, and residential buildings. Click here to view properties in West Bay. The area is surprisingly very pet-friendly and you can take your furry friend out for a walk on well-paved tracks. If you live in the West Bay, you will not be far from the 5 / 6 park that also allows dogs. Click here to view properties in West Bay.
The city of Al Wakrah has the Dog beach which is one of the best places you can take your dog to (according to many dog owners in Qatar). Al Wakrah is home to many gated compounds and stand-alone villas. The city itself is not too congested and you can find a lot of well-paved roads just outside your house where you can walk your dog (provided they are on a leash). Al Wakrah also has numerous pet shops where you can buy pet food and supplies. Click here to view residential properties in Al Wakrah on our website.
Al Thumama is one of Doha’s new districts with a well-planned layout, road structure, and green spaces. It is primarily a residential district, with a huge number of stand-alone villas and villa compounds. The streets are well defined and the area proves itself to be the best for families. If you live on a compound that accepts dogs, you can walk your pet on the compound or just outside it - It is best to ask the property owner first. You will also be able to locate many veterinary clinics around you in Al Thumama. If you wish to view properties in Al Thumama, click here.
Despite the restrictions that a dog-owner might feel, there are a number of places – both in and outside that are considered to be ‘pet-friendly’. Click here to check out some of the pet-friendly parks in Doha.
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