Smoked meat, live music and pups to pet, what more could you want?

Fancy a fun family outing this weekend? And by family we mean your entire clan – pets and all.

That’s right, the Big BBQ Social is back for its second season, and with it comes an afternoon of tasty smoked meats and plenty of space for your furry friends to run around and socialise.

Taking place at The Secret Garden, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel on Friday 27 April, the fun kicks off at 2pm where there will be plenty of activities to keep you busy. Like a supervised play zone, manned by professional staff, where your pets can make some new friends, or a ‘Pamper Zone’ where scruffy pooches can get a much-needed makeover.

Local animal shelters K9 Friends, SNIFF and 38 Smiles will also be on hand for children and animal-lovers alike to have a play with wayward pups in need of a forever home. Who knows, you just might meet your new best friend there.

Attendees are encouraged to bring along their own meat to BBQ or order from a tasty menu

Food-wise, there will be BBQ stations set up so you can grill your own meat, and supplies can be purchased from a gourmet butcher on-site. Even if you can’t be bothered to cook yourself (and with all those cute pups running around who would blame you) there will be a menu on hand to order à la carte from.

Live music will be provided from South African band GOODLUCK, as well as plenty of games, arts & crafts and activities to keep the kids occupied while you kick back and enjoy a steak or three.

Tickets are available now through PlatinumList for Dhs120 (Dhs150 at the door) for adults and Dhs50 (Dhs60 at the door) for under 21s. Kids six and below can enter for free.

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