A contest involving a ‘grooming’ section and an ‘agility ring’ could get a girl all excited about the possibility of various acrobatic metrosexuals descending on Dubai, perhaps all taking part in some kind of male model competition. Alas, it’s just the Pedigree & Whiskas Dubai Pet Show. Just, you say? True, this is probably a must-see for the animal lovers among you, as the city’s most showy dogs strut their stuff at our version of Crufts.
Judges will examine the canines in question and award prizes based on how close they come to being the ‘perfect’ image of their breed. While this has Time Out a little worried about doggy self esteem issues, there are some lighter-hearted categories, such as ‘Best Fancy Dress’, ‘Best Six Legs’ and ‘Dog Most Like Owner’.
There are also classes on responsible pet ownership and police dog demonstrations, so it’s a fun and informative day out for all the family. Entrance fee is Dhs10, unless you want to enter your pet in a competition, in which case there is a fee of Dhs30 (correct at the time of going to press). But with the money going to homegrown volunteer groups K9 Friends and Feline Friends, it’s a great day for our furry amigos all round.
Saturday February 21, Festival Centre, Dubai Festival City. Updates will be available on www.dubaipetshow.com check for details