Walk on the wild side at 1001 Inventions and the Book of Animals – an interactive exhibition at Al Ain Zoo. Based on the 9th-century Arabic manuscript Book of Animals by ancient Iraqi scholar and explorer Al Jahiz, the exhibition features activities and displays that reveal facts, myths and trivia about animals in a fun, educative way; kids can create their own book of animals, solve riddles and participate in games. Until March 6. Call 800 966 for details
In Dubai, animal lovers can get their fill of the cutest dogs and majestic horses at the Horse and Hound Show at Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club, with agility and beauty contests, and jumping competitions for horses and dogs. Or just watch the shows and enjoy pony rides, food trucks and shopping. Dh50 for adults; under 12s go free. From 10am-4pm. Call 056 520 5081.