First of its Kind Gathering Dubai Feastival Celebrates Canine Companions and Brings a Fresh Approach to the UAE’s Outdoor Festival Scene with Activations for the Whole Fam-bam.
What- Dubai Feastival
Where- The Square @ISD, Dubai Sports City
When- 18th &19th March
How much- Single Day: AED 70; Two-Day: AED 120
Who let the dogs out? Dubai’s favourite four-legged friends are getting their chance to explore the fantastic city, sniffing noses and all. Dubai Feastival sponsored by Purina Pro Plan, the city’s first ever dog friendly food festival is set for 18-19 March, The Square @ISD, Dubai Sports City. Delicious tasting menus from homegrown restaurants and purveyors and a schedule of activities is all planned to entertain the barking bunch.
Gearing up to be the city’s ultimate family event, Dubai Feastival promises delicious fare, for humans and canines from some of the city’s best restaurants including: a scrumptious selection of bao buns from Baofriend, BBQ classics from Carnistore, Wraps and salads from Sanderson’s , an array of delish options from Vietnamese Foodies as well as ice-cream from Wonderbee to name but a few.
Well-behaved doggies can partake in a free group dog-training session from award-winning trainer, Oliver Zoppi. For those feeling anxious and looking to exert energy, sign up your pooch for a whizz around the agility course, sponsored by Tummy. All participating canines that finish within a set time limit win a ribbon and fresh dog food meal plans.
Staying on theme, we invite everyone to enter the Fun Dog Show classes, where four-legged pals can put their best paw forward and compete for ‘Best Rescue Dog,’ ‘Handsomest Hound,’ and ‘Quickest Sit,’ distinctive titles and win prizes including staycations, dinners, doggie hampers and more! 100% of the AED20 entry fee goes to support RAK Animal Welfare and the amazing work they do.
Moving to health and wellness, European Veterinary Centre is on site to discuss and assess any health needs. Purina Pro Plan, the most advanced nutrition for your pet’s best life will also be on site with its line of specialized nutrition and performance focused formulas addressing dietary and health needs.
For those looking for holistic options, Pecuro and V-Planet, offer vet-approved, nutrient rich options that are all natural and planet-friendly, while Tummy analyses your dog’s health concerns and ailments to curate a bespoke menu.
Got a pooch that’s loves a good shopping spree for new threads, chews and toys? Local home-grown businesses will be selling merchandise on the spot. From bespoke accessories from Pup of Luxury, and Nous+Nola to custom built toy boxes and beds for all size hounds, from Pimp My Pallet, and safe and non-toxic pet food and care products from Pawdega. If you know your pooch is a bit heavy with their spending paw, hide your wallet!
Planning a getaway for Eid? Upcoming summer holiday? Need to sort your dog’s accommodation while travelling? DogventureHQ along with award-winning doggy daycare and boarding space, The Barking Lot will offer a chance for your pooch to socialise with other doggos, while the The Pet Sitter will be on hand to discuss their at-home pet care offerings. Now, you can continue to plan a trip with the peace of mind your dog’s well-being and care is sorted.
There will also be plenty on hand for the two-legged kids in the Kids’ Zone bought to you by Trampo Extreme with face painting, slime-making, fun games and bouncy castle.
Keeping the crowd entertained, Dubai-based singer and a ‘The Voice’ show finalist Andrea Florez will belt out funk and R&B classics. Danny Aridi brings a mellow festival with acoustic covers, while live bands and DJs will be keeping the tunes going throughout the weekend.