- Lahore Fort: A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this fort is a testament to the Mughal architectural grandeur, offering insights into the emperors’ lives.
- Badshahi Mosque: Among the world’s largest mosques, showcasing awe-inspiring Mughal architecture.
- Walled City: Explore the narrow alleys, local markets, and street food spots in this historical area.
- Street Food Extravaganza: Indulge in local dishes like Lahori fried fish, chicken tikka, and goal gappy.
- Fine Dining: Experience upscale dining with traditional and fusion cuisines at Fairways Commercial and MM Alam Road.
- Food Streets: The lively Gawalmandi and Fort Road offer a variety of local delicacies from fried fish to Chapli kebabs.
- Anarkali Bazaar: One of Lahore’s oldest markets, offering a range of items from wedding fineries to traditional handicrafts.
- Liberty Market: Ideal for shopping for traditional Pakistani clothing, jewelry, and handicrafts.
- Packages Mall and Fortress Stadium: Modern shopping destinations offering a variety of international and local brands.
- Shalimar Gardens: A masterpiece of Mughal garden design, Shalimar Gardens in Lahore are famous for their intricate geometrical layout. They showcase the zenith of Mughal horticulture with cascading fountains, beautifully laid-out flowerbeds, and elegantly designed pavilions.
- Data Darbar: Data Darbar, located in Lahore, is one of the oldest Muslim shrines in South Asia. It is the final resting place of the Sufi saint, Data Ganj Baksh. The shrine is a major pilgrimage site, attracting visitors from across the region to experience its spiritual ambiance and grand architecture.
- Fairways Commercial: Fairways Commercial area in Lahore is a relatively newer addition to the city’s landscape, emerging as a bustling hub for business and leisure. Known for its modern architecture, this area hosts a variety of shops, cafes, and offices, offering a contemporary experience in the heart of Lahore.
Tips for Visitors
- Dress Conservatively & Learn Basic Urdu: Dress modestly and learn some basic Urdu phrases to blend in and show respect for the local culture.
- Travel Advisories: Hiring a local guide can enrich your experience, helping you uncover lesser-known spots and stories of the city
Future Fest has been an amazing experience; we met so many local startups and ecosystem players. We have been able to discover how to softland our company Takadao in Pakistan – the opportunity is massive, we see that there’s a huge young population who is interested in knowing how we build our Takaful insurance company and also in adopting our solution when we launch in Pakistan.
~ Morrad Irsane, CEO & Co-founder, Takadao
We’ve seen very diverse audience and had interesting conversations and meetings with many Pakistani companies. Future Fest is an amazing event and we look forward to attending more editions in the future. It is an extraordinary platform to attract international companies looking to do business in Pakistan and also international companies looking to outsource work.
~ Wael Abdulmoty Mohammed Hussain, COO, Hala Payments
It’s the first time for me and my team visiting Pakistan. It’s been a wonderful experience. We’ve met hundreds of people. We’ve learned a lot about the Pakistani ecosystem and the edtech vertical, the industry we’re in. This visit has been a great validation that we should be visiting Pakistan again. I would like to thank Future Fest and our partners at DCO for this incredible opportunity.
~ Khalid Abou Kassem, Founder & CEO, AlGooru