Festival Plaza is checking all the boxes to win the title of the most pet-friendly destination in Dubai this summer with their pet festival .
As part of Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS), the shopping destination in Dubai South have got not one but three different pet-friendly events running all summer long, which is a welcome change in a city where dedicated events for pets and pet parents make an appearance once in a blue moon. You’d be barking mad to say no to this!
1. Pet Adoption sessions
Don’t have a pet of your own? It might be time to take that leap and adopt your very own fur-baby at the Special Pet Adoption sessions. Every Sunday a squad of the city’s hardest-working animal shelters set up an adoption event at Festival Plaza. K9 Friends, Amanda’s Animal Rescue, Second Wags, and more will introduce you to the cutest mutts you can go nuts about and give a chance at a forever home. Call us butter, because we’re melting.
When: between 10 am-4pm
2. Puppy Pilates
If you find yourself panting and unable to keep up with Fido during their daily walks, it’s time to up your stamina with some Puppy Pilates. This has got to be the most adorable activity you can partake in this July.
Every Saturday, you and your pup can downward dog together and see who’s better at it. How exactly the sessions will get your hyperactive doggos to focus through the 45-minute session without being besieged by the zoomies isn’t clear, but we’re tempted to find out for ourselves by borrowing a friend’s doggo for the day. Can you blame us when you imagine all the adorableness? For once, you’ll leave a pilates class crying tears of joy having strengthened your core and created a core memory.
When you step out of the pilates studio, you’ll find an artist waiting to capture the memory of this fun bonding sesh with a silly pet caricature. And it’s free to boot!
When: Every Saturday in July; from 10am-10:45am
Price: AED 100 to be paid at the door, all proceeds go to K9 Friends. Pre-registration is must.
Contact: Call 800 332 or email email@example.com
3. Petting Zoo
Unleash your inner Dr. Doolittle and befriend the cutest domestic animals at the Dubai Festival City mall’s Indoor Petting Zoo. It’s open to adults and kids. All you’ve got to do is spend AED 20 anywhere within the mall (that’s less than fancy Starbucks order) and you can use the receipt as an entry into the petting zoo. You’ll have a shot at getting chummy with Red Footed Tortoises, bunnies, birds ranging from budgies to parrots, macaws and ducks, goats and even creepy-crawlies like snakes and iguanas if you’re brave enough.
When: 10am – 8pm Saturdays and Sundays, all of July.
Price: AED 20 spend anywhere in the mall