The mini food street was a crowd-favourite with authentic Pakistani cuisine and live cooking to bring back our nation's diverse flavours.
President PAD, Dr Faisel Ikram, remarked on the occasion, “We are grateful to the UAE authorities for giving us the opportunity to create our mini-Pakistan in the Emirates. It is an honour to host these celebrations each year with our community.”
The event celebrated the talents of the community through impressive sports and sustainable art exhibitions. We also awarded the winners of our sustainable art competitions which promoted artists using eco-friendly material to create their artworks. Lucky draws, games, exciting rewards, and a cake-cutting ceremony were all in store for our community. Brick Café and Hunarkadah also rolled out special Azaadi offers for event-goers.
Ambassador of Pakistan, H.E. Faisal Niaz Tirmizi, also addressed the audience and said, “I am elated to see the community gather from different Emirates at this wonderful platform. The atmosphere here, from the culture to the people, brings back fond memories from our homeland.”Tree Plantation Drive | PAD For Green
As part of our ongoing commitment to climate change action, we are planning a Tree Plantation Drive in Pakistan and in the UAE. In collaboration with the Emirates Environmental Group (EEG), we aim to plant 1,000 trees in the UAE, while in Pakistan, Al Khidmat Foundation and PHA (Parks and Horticulture Authority) will facilitate us in planting 100,000 trees. Through the support of our volunteers (Green Heroes), we called on community members at the event to pledge their support to plant a tree. During his welcome address, PAD General Secretary, congratulated the community on the anniversary of Pakistan’s independence and took the occasion to urge people to support the cause. “I encourage you all to participate in this important initiative and make a pledge to build a sustainable planet for our future generations,” he said.
Special Theatre Play
Our host of festivities kicked off last week on Aug 5th with the renowned play, 'Jine Lahore Nai Vekhya O Jamya-E-Nai ', at the Pakistan Auditorium. In a mesmerising performance, we unveiled the story behind our nation's independence, celebrating the spirit of people who discovered hope and overcame challenges. The hit play, which received incredible feedback from the audience, was a tribute to courage, resilience, and the power of solidarity.
PMC Special Health Offer
On the other hand, Pakistan Medical Centre (PMC) also joined the celebrations with a Special Health Offer for the community. The package was open for online pre-bookings between Aug 5th-12th at www.pmcpad.ae.
Special thanks to our partners; Generaltec, Vision Immigraton Advisory, Sharaf Exchange, AX Properties, PYYPL, Tap Tap Send, Cakes & Bakes, Digitally, Moon Balloon, Champion Digital, Sports Society Ice Rink, Door Sec, Vista Fiesta Travels LLC Bur Dubai, Star Tents, Al Ain, Tiffany, and Skyline University College.