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Not impawsible: A Global Dog Festival is coming to Riyadh Season

The festival starts next week…

Riyadh Season 2023 is pulling out all the stops this time around, with tonnes of exciting events rolling in for the first time, like an epic treasure hunt, a Disney Castle, Barbie Land, and now a Global Dog Festival too.

Starting on Thursday November 30 and ending on Friday December 1, the Global Dog Festival is set to be the first of its kind in the Kingdom.

Gathering over 250 of everyone’s favourite furry friends to take part in various dog contests, shows, and more, the festival will be hosting competitions like a Saluki Race, Schutzhund currently known competitively as IGP, and an agility skill test too.

IGP is a dog sport that tests a dog’s tracking, obedience, and protection skills and evaluates if a dog has the appropriate traits to be a working dog. Tickets for the cool event have already gone on sale and cost SAR75 for general admission and SAR500 for the VIP entrance. The Global Dog Festival will take place in Hittin.

Global Dog Festival, Hittin, 3pm to 11pm (first day), 1pm to 11pm (second day). Book your SAR75 tickets here

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Fury vs Uzyk


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