The two-day Pakistan Mango Festival 2022 will be held in Dubai from July 1 to 2, where a wide variety of mangoes will be showcased to traders and visitors from different countries. The first day is an invite-only event, where senior government officials from the UAE and Pakistan, dignitaries, ambassadors, business council members and trade missions will be shown over a dozen popular varieties of Pakistani mangoes; the second day is open to the public. Visitors to the event, organised in partnership with Pakistan Consulate, Pakistan Business Council and Pakistan Association Dubai, will be entertained with mango-related games, competitions, food, shopping, cultural stalls and much more.
The event will be held at Pakistan Association Dubai. In addition, a concept called “Mangoes for a Cause” will be introduced under which all the proceeds for the mangoes bought at the festival will go to the not-for-profit healthcare facility Pakistan Medical Centre. Pakistan is the world’s fifth-largest producer of mangoes after India, China, Thailand and Indonesia, producing around 1.8 million tons on average. In 2021, Pakistan exported 125,000 tons of mangoes; however, it’s expected that the production will drop by 50 per cent this year.