Festivity and Celebrations at Pakistan Association
Community Centre and ARY collaborate to create an ecstatic atmosphere of nationalism
On the eve of Pakistan Day celebrations, Pakistan Association Dubai joined hands with ARY attracting over 3000 community members.
Titled “Shukriya Pakistan” (Thank you Pakistan) the four day extravaganza festival kicked off on March 22nd attracting a large number of families across the UAE at the premises of PAD.
The event which was open to public was inaugurated by the Ambassador of Pakistan H.E. Moazzam Ahmad Khan and Syed Javed Hassan, Counsel General of Pakistan and Muhammed Iqbal, Chairman of ARY Group.
“It is extremely heartwarming to see the community enjoy and get together with their families. We have tried our best to give our fellow countrymen the ambience of Pakistan here” said Rizwan Fancy, Head of PR and Media Relations at PAD.
Mohammed Iqbal chairman of ARY group said, “Let’s make Pakistan proud and make this event successful”.
The ARY Sahulat Wallet Team also briefed on their unique product ARY Sahulat Wallet, which is a “loyalty wallet, where every member receives 1,000 ARY coins as a welcome joining reward, which can be redeemed against Diamond Jewelry, Gold Jewelry/Gold Bar making charges (ARY Coin 1 is equivalent to AED 1).
ARY Sahulat Wallet gives its members saving in form of ARY coins on every purchase done at ARY business alliances’ through this wallet. It gives a unique opportunity to the members’ to spend and save up to 100% on their purchases.
Additionally, it gives customer retention to ARY business alliances in form of loyalty.
Multiple stage activities were curated for the young, old and children. Mouthwatering Pakistani cuisine was thoroughly relished by everyone; several shopping opportunities were there with a number of boutiques showcasing elegant dresses, face painting, henna designs were among a wide number of eye catching activities for visitors.
Fancy added “The four day festival has seen large number of flocking which is a testimony as to how much our people miss the Pakistani atmosphere and are willing to grab every opportunity whenever provided”.
UAE’s community theatre group Goong performed their popular Urdu play Mian, Biwi aur Wagah for two days gathering huge accolades from the audience. Several stage activities also took place. Star comedian Rauf Lala and Mr Bean Pakistan stole the show with their amazing performances along with TV presenter Maya Ali.
Renowned singer Noman Ali Shah sang numerous national songs throughout the festival lifting up the spirits of every person who walked into the festival. The children thoroughly enjoyed humming along the tunes.
In addition, magic shows as well as other exciting gifts and prizes were distributed amongst the participants.
The extravaganza ended with the live streaming of Pakistan Super League Final which was arranged at the Pakistan Auditorium. Over 500 people witnessed history in making as Peshawar Zalmi and Islamabad United fought for the trophy in Karachi.
Mohammad Zaim, Head of Marketing at PAD said “Bringing the community together through sports is a healthy move and our partnership with ARY for the entire Pakistan Day event was very fruitful”.
He added that it was a beautiful moment while cricket was welcomed back home and we celebrated it here as well as part of our four day festival.
“We are extremely grateful to the Government of Dubai and the Community Development Authority for providing us the opportunity to celebrate our hearts out on all our national occasions” noted Fancy.
Pakistan Association Dubai thanks all the sponsors who came on board for the Pakistan Day event and made it a huge success. The support and contribution from each one of them play an integral role in making the four day festival the talk of the town.