Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Diamond Jubilee Celebration - Lisboa 2018?

The Diamond Jubilee Celebration will mark the conclusion of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee year. The celebration in Lisbon is a global event, and will include the International Jubilee Arts Festival, Jubilee Concerts, the Rays of Light and Ethics in Action exhibitions, as well as a a Darbar open to members of the global Jamat.

When is the Diamond Jubilee Celebration - Lisboa 2018 being held?

The Diamond Jubilee Celebration will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, between 05 and 11 July 2018.

How do I find out more about the Diamond Jubilee Celebration - Lisboa 2018?

The latest updates and further information can be found online at

What is The International Arts Festival?

The 2018 International Arts Festival is the inaugural event of Jubilee Arts where Ismaili artists from around the world will come together and showcase their talents in one of three anchor events: a Talent Showcase; a Film Festival; and an Art Gallery. The International Arts Festival is a unique opportunity for the global Jamat to experience our rich cultural traditions and plurality through artistic expression. The festival will be a multi-day event where Jamati artists, patrons, and volunteers will unite to celebrate the best artistic talent and capabilities across our worldwide community.

What is Jubilee Arts?

Jubilee Arts is a Diamond Jubilee International Programme that endeavors to create a deeper appreciation for the arts within the Jamat. Jubilee Arts will be a legacy programme of the Diamond Jubilee and aims to create opportunities for aspiring Ismaili artists from around the world to showcase and further develop their talents both during and beyond the Diamond Jubilee year.

What are Jubilee Concerts?

Jubilee Concerts is an international Diamond Jubilee initiative launched to provide a global platform for the Jamat to celebrate this historic occasion through music, and to encourage a greater appreciation for music among the Jamat and wider community. Jubilee Concerts is pleased to announce that two concerts have been organised as part of the Diamond Jubilee Celebration in Lisbon.

What is the Rays of Light exhibition?

Rays of Light is an exhibition depicting Mawlana Hazar Imam’s commitment through the past 60 years to uphold the Ismaili Imamat’s mandate of improving the human condition. His humanitarian work has benefitted all; regardless of gender, race, religion, or nationality. This exhibition offers a glimpse of that work.

What is the Ethics in Action exhibition?

Ethics in Action provides an insight into the human dimension of the Ismaili Imamat’s efforts to improve quality of human life through the endeavour of the Aga Khan Development Network. As a Diamond Jubilee initiative, the exhibition aims to engage and enlighten visitors through a thoughtful and immersive experience, and illustrates how AKDN’s ethical underpinnings can positively influence development work around the world.

When will registration for the events begin?

Once finalised, further details and registration procedures will be communicated to the Jamat globally on this website.

Do I have to register to attend the Darbar and celebration events?

Yes. Every Jamati member attending any of the Diamond Jubilee Celebration events, including the Darbar, will be required to register to obtain an entry card.

How and where do I register?

Through an online platform, which can be accessed through the official website: In-person registrations will not be possible.

Can I register in my Jamatkhana?

No. Registration will be possible online only through the official website.

When registering, am I automatically enrolled to participate in the events?

No. After completing the registration process successfully, you will receive a confirmation of your enrollment, after your registration information has been validated. Only after this confirmation will you be considered enrolled to participate in the Diamond Jubilee Celebration events.

Can the head of the family register family members?

Yes. The head of family can register their entire family at the same time when registering him / herself.

Do children have to register?

Yes. Members of the Jamat who wish to have their children participate in the celebrations should register each child. When registering on behalf of a minor, the email address used should belong to a family member responsible for them.

Does each member of the family need to be registered? Is registration by family or by individual?

Yes, each individual needs to be registered. The Head of Household may register all members of their family. Children also need to be registered.

Can interfaith members who are not Ismaili participate?

Yes, except for religious ceremonies. Interfaith members should be registered together (within the same household) as the Ismaili member.

Should members of the Portuguese jurisdiction Jamat register (including Angola, Spain, and Mozambique)?

No. The members of the Portuguese jurisdiction Jamats should already be registered in the Jamati Information System (JIS). They may wish to  update their registration if they have not already done so.

When my registration is complete and validated what documentation will I need to be able to participate in the events?

You should travel with your identification documents (Passport, or National ID card or Health Insurance Card).

Do I need a visa to travel to Portugal?

You should ensure that you obtain the necessary visas for entry into Europe/Portugal. Please see this website for more information.

Where are the events going to happen?

The events will be taking place at the following venues:

The area where all the events will be held is known as Parque das Nações in Lisbon.

Where can I obtain entry cards to attend the concerts, exhibitions, and cultural events planned for the Diamond Jubilee Celebration?

Entry cards for the various events will be available online in due course. We recommend that you complete your registration and await confirmation before you purchase entry cards.

What are the means of transport available to these venues?

All the venues are located in a commercial and cultural area, very well served by public transportation, underground, buses, trains, and located 10 minutes from the airport.