Frequently Asked Questions: Pátio Mela

What is Pátio Mela?

Pátio Mela is the Central Hospitality & Entertainment Hub for the Diamond Jubilee Celebration, which will serve as the central gathering place for the attending Jamat. The venue and facilities are designed to create a warm sense of hospitality, inviting social interaction and celebration, while also fostering unity and togetherness.

What is the meaning of the word “Mela”?

The word “Mela” means an assembly, fair or crowd. It is also an Indian noun used to describe a festival.

What is the meaning of the word “Pátio”?

The word “Pátio” means courtyard or concourse. In Portuguese, it is also used to describe a place of gathering or assembly.

Where will Pátio Mela be located ?

Pátio Mela will be located at Parque das Nações, Lisbon, between Praça Sony and the Portugal pavilion, including  Feira Internacional de Lisboa (FIL) and the outdoors areas.

What is the schedule for Pátio Mela?

The opening ceremony for Pátio Mela  is on 5 July 2018.

From 5-9 July Pátio Mela will be open from 12 PM to 5:30 PM and 7 PM to 12 AM.

On July 10, Pátio Mela will open at 12 PM and close at 10 PM.

On July 11, the outdoor spaces will be open from 7 PM to 12 AM, whilst the indoor spaces will be open from 7 PM to 2 AM. On this day, the Pátio Mela will extend to all outdoor areas and FIL pavilions (3 of 4 in total), after religious ceremonies and dinner. The show to be held on Stage 1 will be broadcasted to all other pavilions, so that everyone can celebrate in all areas.

On this day, a closing ceremony will include festivities such as music, dancing, and other entertainment activities.  

Note: The schedule is subject to change.

Who can visit the Pátio Mela?

Pátio Mela is a congregation of celebration welcoming the Global Jamat and their families. Participants can access the facilities with the Diamond Jubilee wristband to be collected upon arriving into Lisbon.

Will I need a ticket to enter?

Every person must be registered in order to enter the venue. The registration is free and automatic when you register for Diamond Jubilee Celebration. A wristband will be given to you that you should keep with you in order to enter and exit the venue. Children can enter on their own, as long as they have the wristband. However, they will not be permitted to leave the venue alone (age threshold to be determined).

What activities can I find in Pátio Mela?

In Pátio Mela you will find a great variety of facilities and activities, both indoor and outdoor. Special areas will be set up for children (see below), stages with different performers, cafes and restaurants, interactive performances, a chill out zone, dancing areas, and everything you need to have a memorable experience.

What facilities can I find in the Pátio Mela for children?

There are plenty of activities for children. You will find a nursery, playground, kids zone, street performers, and many entertainment items, including the stages. These services will be available for children aged 3 to 15 (the nursery will accommodate children under 3).

What kind of food can I find?

There will be several restaurants and food trucks available in the Pátio Mela, where you can purchase and taste different cuisines from around the world.