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Celebrating Philippine Independence Day in Dubai: Activities and Highlights to Expect



The Filipino Social Club-Dubai is organizing a grand celebration for Philippine Independence Day on June 8, 2024, at the Dubai World Trade Center. This much-anticipated event is set to embrace diversity, celebrate unity, and express love for the country, making it a standout occasion for the Filipino community in the UAE.


Event Details


  • Date: June 8, 2024, Saturday

  • Venue: Dubai World Trade Center

  • Time: 8 AM to 8 PM

  • Entry: Free


On-Stage Segments


The event will feature a variety of exciting on-stage segments, including:


  • Kalayaan Choir Competition: Showcasing the best choirs from the Filipino community.

  • The Best of Philippine Festivals: A vibrant display of traditional Filipino festivals.

  • Battle of the Champs Singing Contest: A singing competition highlighting top talents.

  • Mr. and Ms. Kalayaan 2024: A pageant celebrating beauty and talent.

  • Inter-School Speech Choir Competition: A contest among school choirs delivering powerful messages.

  • Munting Ginoo at Bb. Kalayaan 2024: A fashion show featuring traditional Barong and Filipiniana attire.

  • Mabuhay Awards 2024: Recognizing outstanding contributions within the community.

  • WeBelong Catwalk: A fashion show involving models from the Filipino Deaf Community.


Fiestahan Village


The Fiestahan Village will offer various activities and competitions, such as:


  • On the Spot Painting Contest: Live painting competition for artists.

  • Likha ng Siyensiya: Robotics and innovation challenge.

  • Pinoy Bike Display Contest: Exhibition of creatively designed bicycles.

  • Balloon Art Display Contest: Showcasing artistic balloon sculptures.

  • Hair and Make-up Competition: Contest for hair and makeup artists.

  • Kalye Arte: Street art displays.

  • Children Face Painting Contest: Fun face painting for kids.


OFW Corner


Dedicated to Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), the OFW Corner will include:


  • Peryahan sa Kalayaan: Traditional Filipino fair games.

  • Libreng Gupit: Free haircut services.

  • Libreng Masahe: Free massage services.

  • Pinoy Street Foods and Kakanin Corner: Offering a taste of Filipino street food and delicacies.

  • Pinoy Bazaar, Brands and Trade Exhibit: A marketplace for Filipino products.

  • Philippine Government Services: Access to various government services.

  • Free Basic Medical Check-up: Complimentary health checks.

  • Autism Kids Corner "Ausome Community": Activities for children with autism.

  • Filipino Deaf Community Corner: Resources and activities for the Deaf community.

Additional Segments


The celebration will also feature:


  • Unity Parade: Participants from Filipino schools, groups, ASEAN community, private companies, and CDA clubs.

  • Filipino Schools Drum and Lyre Show: Musical performances by school bands.

  • Pilipinas Drum and Bugle Corps: Spectacular drum and bugle performances.

  • Colorful Regional Parade: A parade showcasing the rich cultural diversity of the Philippines.


Kalayaan Sports Festival


Sports enthusiasts can look forward to the Kalayaan Sports Festival, which includes:


  • Philippine-ASEAN Football Tournament

  • Kalayaan Youth Basketball and Volleyball Tournament

  • Chess Tournament

  • Kalayaan Bowling Tournament

  • PID Rides on June 8 at 7:00 AM

Other Activities


  • Fluvial Yachts Parade on June 9, 2024

  • SKY Dive PH Flag Display on June 9, 2024

  • Philippine Independence Day Mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on June 16, 2024


This celebration promises to be a joyous occasion for all, fostering a sense of pride and unity among Filipinos in Dubai. Join the festivities and celebrate the spirit of independence and Filipino culture. See you there!

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