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Running with dogs… the first competition of its kind in the UAE desert

Dubai (Reuters) – February 17, 2022. 10:49

For the first time, a running competition with dogs in the Emirates

  • Dozens of dog owners with their pets participated in the competition
  • The competition brought together more than 100 pets who are full of enthusiasm and desire for adventure
  • The winners of the race received cups, dog food to last for months, and gift vouchers

Against the backdrop of a picturesque landscape in a mountainous area, dozens of dog owners and their pets participated in the first event to be held in UAE for racing Kanye CrossIt is an increasingly popular sport that includes running with dogs.

The event brought together more than 100 pets, full of enthusiasm and desire for adventure in the great outdoors. Participants had to run or walk six kilometers in the mountains of the Hatta region.

It’s the amount of our interest, me and my friends. This is what we love to do. We like to see happy people, and happy dogs.

Hussein Darwish – event organizer

The event’s organizer, Hussein Darwish, said his goal was to make it easier for people to do more activities with their dogs. Run by his group (HK9), which

It was founded in 2015 by a number of outdoor activities for people and their pets as well as the Kanye Cross Racing.

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Hussein Darwish – organizer of the competition

One participant, Lil Beckham, said he had been training for the event for weeks.

“This is a great opportunity to get out into the mountains, to be in nature with so many others who love their dogs, it’s a really good, very exciting partnership.”

Running with dogs... the first competition of its kind in the UAE desert
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The winners of the race received trophies, dog food for months and gift vouchers. However, no one left the race empty-handed, as food bags were distributed to all participating dogs.

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