Costume-clad Filipinos show their flair at the Bayanihan festival in Dubai on December 21, 2018.


Superhero Filipinos gather in Dubai for Bayanihan 2018. Photos by Jonathan Ybera


UAE-based Filipino superheroes came out of their lair on Friday (December 21) for the annual Bayanihan (community) festival in Dubai. Quite literally, you might say.

We spotted Darna and Wonder Woman. Who knew they were besties?

The anime bunch also made an appearance.

Of course, no party is complete without Maleficent gatecrashing.

Filipinos wore their pride in traditional costume and dance numbers that lit up the Dubai World Trade Centre.

The Wishfuls, who are in the UAE for the ’90s Upload concert later in December, added some star power to the entertainment ensemble.

Talented Filipinos also took centrestage for their creative creations in food art, hairstyle, fashion and art.

The most talented Filipino singers also showed their vocal chops in a clash of the champions.

Young beauty queen and kings were also crowned. Could they be the next Mr. and Miss Universe?

In true bayanihan (community) spirit, communities showed up for a day of fun, friendship and Filipino flair!


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