There is much to do in this energetic and lively city, whether it is watching an entertaining National Academy of Performing Arts play or shopping at one of its many malls. Karachiittes have a passion to eat out and they have plenty to choose from: hundreds of cafes and restaurants that specialise in sushi to traditional Pakistani cuisine have mushroomed across this metropolis in the past two decades.
A mecca of arts and culture, works by budding Pakistani artists and those of international fame such as Rashid Rana and Huma Mulji can be viewed at the countless art galleries located across the city.
Karachi also annually hosts the Karafilm Festival, an event which is awaited eagerly by most of its residents. The occasion also brings a bit of Bollywood glamour to the city with stars such as Nandita Das and Mahesh Bhatt visiting the city. For entertainment, the average Karachiite has much to choose from: one can head down to the cinemas in the heart of the downtown Saddar district or the posh Cineplex near Clifton beach; visit spacious, lush parks such as the Jahangir Kothari Parade Park; or go for a stroll along the beautiful Sandspit or Hawkes' Bay beaches.