We’ve never quite understood why pet owners get such a bad rep for being crazy in love with their furry little friends.
Well, it might be because pet owners are crazy in love with their furry little friends – and that’s why we (as proud pet owners), can’t wait for the return of the Abu Dhabi Pet Festival.
Taking place on Friday March 15 at the du Arena on Yas Island, there are two outstanding highlights that we just cannot wait for.
Kicking off at 3pm and running through until 10pm, the free-to-attend festival is designed for anyone who’s just nuts about their pet.
You’ll be able to submit your pet to take part in either a cat beauty contest or a dog agility contest (brilliant, right?), but if you also want to share the spotlight with your four-legged friend, you can take part in a pet and owner fancy dress competition.
There will also be a demonstration from the police K9 division, various demonstrations on how to groom your pet properly, plus petting zoos for the kids.
You will need to make sure you bring your pet’s passport with you, to make sure that all vaccinations are up to date (it’s the law) and any animals that don't comply with Federal Law 22 won't be permitted.
Don’t forget while it’s free to enter the event, there are fees for entering the contests, more information, rules and regularions, visit www.petfestival.ae.
Orgnaisers also recommend everyone registering in advance so you can get fast-track entry when you arrive. Just fill in your details at www.duarena.ae.
Free. Fri Mar 15, 3pm-10pm. Du Arena, Yas Island, www.petfestival.ae.