Sinulog Brings Slice of Cebu to Dubai

More than 5,000 Filipino expatriates and their families in the United Arab Emirates gathered at Al Safa Stadium to bring a slice of their culture, through Sinulog festival, to the country, reports Khaleej Times. Many celebrants painted their faces and male and female Higantes — giant papier-mâché faces —were featured, both characteristics of the Philippine’s Sinulog Festival. United Cebuanos - UAE, a fast-growing civic organisation of Cebuanos residing and working in the UAE, organised Sinulog sa UAE for the first time to promote this festival, deeply rooted in Cebu, Central Philippines.