Dubai, UAE:Festival Plaza, Jebel Ali, the community mall part of Al-Futtaim Malls, will be home to plenty of fun activity for the whole family including furry friends this summer. As part of Dubai Summer Surprises, throughout July, families and pet lovers can enjoy, a unique indoor mini pop-up market with plenty to do and Puppy Pilates for the cutest pup-and-me moments.

Located by the entrance of the mall, the highlight is the Petting Zoo which will be open to all visitors for the entire month for a minimum spend of AED 20 anywhere in the mall. Mums and dads can put those coffee treats to good use this July – everyone is a happy bunny this summer. Visitors can befriend bunnies, tortoises, hamsters, goats, reptiles, and birds, with the opportunity to interact with the lovable animals. Mallgoers can also shop at The Market opposite the zoo, featuring tonnes of great products from homegrown vendors.

Taking place in the community zone of the mall with easy access from the Entertainment parking, visitors are encouraged to bring their pups along for Puppy Pilates every Saturday at 10am. Guests and their pups can connect over the exercise and enjoy a complimentary coffee and snack post-workout.   Puppy Pilates will cost AED 100 per pawrent and pet with 100% of its proceeds donated to the K9 Friends, a local animal shelter and adoption centre. Pre-registration is required, which will be available closer to the date on  Slots are limited therefore its recommended to book at the earliest. Festival Plaza will also be arranging a donation box where visitors can drop off dry food, treats and pet supplies which will also be donated to animal shelters across Dubai.

There’s more! A talented artist will sketch creative caricatures of pets for free so that pet parents can take home a special memento from their experience at Festival Plaza. The mall is also hosting pet adoption days on Sundays from 10am – 4pm with organisations like K9 Friends, Amanda’s Animal Rescue and other animal organisations. Families can come to meet and greet their possible new furry family members.

Throughout July, visitors can also expect to win cash prizes weekly! Redeem on the Festival Rewards app and automatically enter the draw to win AED 1,000 weekly. The campaign runs from 1st July – 28 August and participants will be able to have fun, reap in the rewards, stay fit and more this summer. Furthermore, between the 9-15th July, you can try your luck to crack the code at E-vault placed on the ground floor of the mall. No spends required to try your luck and no limits on trying. If you crack the code, you can win AED 100,000 instantly!

Hayssam Hajjar, General Manager, Al-Futtaim Malls – UAE said: “Al-Futtaim Malls is delighted to bring new activations to the visitors of Festival Plaza time and time again, staying true to being the hub of all things community. We look forward to welcoming everyone, especially our younger guests, to spend their summer days at Festival Plaza and experience an extraordinary event. We are also grateful to be able to work together with our community and offer support to various organisations in the UAE through such activations.”

Head to Festival Plaza for an unforgettable experience!

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