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June 12 Philippine event in Dubai postponed to June 26


The Philippine Independence Day celebration in Dubai on June 12 has been postponed to June 26, organisers announced on Friday (June 10).

The event will still continue to be held at the Dubai World Trade Center, with doors opening at 10am. The day-long event will feature a lineup of activations, fashion and cultural shows, as well as live performances until 8pm. Entrance is free.

“We remain committed to giving you the community’s most awaited celebration, with twice the zest, passion and energy!” organizers Emirates Loves Philippines and Philippine Business Council Dubai and Northern Emirates said in a joint statement.

Filipino stars will be joining the June 26 event, organisers said. Emirati hitmaker Alira is confirmed to perform. It will be the first time that an Emirati artist will be performing at a Philippine Independence Day event in Dubai.

Alira, whose videos went viral on social media after he shocked audiences at a Dubai concert for perfectly singing a Filipino song, will be on stage to regale fans with his original song Take Flight, plus covers of his favorite Filipino songs.

Schools, companies and community groups are expected to take part in the day-long fair. Expat Media Group will be giving away surprises and gifts to readers who visit the Expat Media booth at the venue.

“The Philippine Independence Day is one way of celebrating togetherness with the Filipino community in the UAE, and an opportunity to create a festival full of beautiful memories,” organiser Josie Conlu told

Bobbie Carella, whose Philippine Business Council Dubai and Northern Emirates will be helping organise the event for the first time, promised an “inclusive, truly joyful” Philippine Independence Day celebration.

“It has been nearly three years since the pandemic disrupted our lives. What better way for Filipinos to celebrate ‘back-to-normal’ life in the UAE than by celebrating the Philippine Independence Day in person,” Carella told ICA/Expat Media

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