ABOUT SAAD CITY, OKARA
Okara, situated at the northwest of Lahore, is a district of Punjab. The region has recently witnessed a massive influx of large-scale housing schemes owing to the increasing population and the need for quality housing. The movement in real estate has also resulted in further associated developments in the city. Saad City is one such housing scheme in Okara, only 11 minutes' drive away from Okara Railway Station. Located on One 4-L Road, Saad City is surrounded by many already-populated and nearing-completion, societies, commercial properties, and some of the major arteries of the district.
AT A GLANCE
- Paved roads
- Water, gas, and electricity supply
- Internet connections
- Modern infrastructure
- Commercial areas
- Proper sewage system
- Marriage halls
- Community swimming pool
- Community centre
- Barbeque area
FACILITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN SAAD CITY, OKARA
Saad City, situated in a posh area, has the advantage of having access to not just One 4-L Road but the society is also 30 minutes away from GT Road. Okara is a small city of Punjab, where people mostly travel via public transportation such as coaches, chingchi, rickshaws, and taxis. For wagons or coaches, Basti Baba Meher Din Wagon Stand, located on GT Road, is only 10 minutes’ drive away, while the taxi stand, located on Larri Adda Road, is 9 minutes away.
Besides, there are several bus stops near Saad City, including:
- General Bus Stand, situated on the GT Road, is only 9 minutes away.
- Skyways Bus Terminal, located on GT Road, is 10 minutes’ drive away.
- Purani Kachri Bus Stop, found on Faisalabad Road, is around 3 km away.
- Khan Colony Stop, sited on Faisalabad Road, is reachable in 11 minutes.
- Bus Stop for bus number 7, serving commuters on Chungi Road, is only 12 minutes away.
Starting in 1997, Daewoo was the first international company to serve the transportation sector in Pakistan. It soon made a name for itself and became a major transport operator in Punjab. It is one of the most efficient and reliable transport services in Punjab with terminals in Saad City, too. A Daewoo Terminal nearest to Saad City is only 13 minutes way in Siddique Nagar.
Okara has a railway station, which is only 11 minutes away from Saad City. Many people travel by train when they want to visit other cities in the country. Having the railway station nearby makes intercity commute further convenient for the residents of Saad City. Many passenger trains operate from Okara Railway Station including Allama Iqbal Express, whose route is Karachi to Sialkot, with a short stop in Okara.
MARKETS NEAR SAAD CITY, OKARA
Since there are several housing schemes and significant arteries near Saad City, the society boasts nearness to a plethora of markets, shops, and bazaars. A common practice in Pakistan is that of shopping at weekly bazaars, where everything from groceries, food, home appliances, and cosmetics are sold. The Thursday Bazaar in Okara, which takes place in X Block, Shafiq Town, is only 6 minutes’ drive away from Saad City.
Other than that, there are many small markets nearby, including:
- Saad General Store, located in Faisal Colony, Fateh Town is only 7 minutes away.
- Iqbal & Sons Market is a supermarket, located on Satghara Road, 9 minutes’ drive away.
- Style Wear is a mall shopping mall, situated on Church Road, reachable in 11 minutes.
- Azeem Jewellers, sited in Waris Colony, is around 4 km away.
- Bata Shoe Store, located on GT Road, Dipalpur Chowk is reachable within 11 minutes.
Home Mart is a posh market in Saad City, Okara, similar to the one found in big cities. Located on Mohammad Ali Jinnah Road, Meher Colony, the mart stocks a variety of products such as groceries, toys, and home appliances. It is 15 minutes’ drive away from Saad City and is quite famous locally.
Many major cities in Pakistan, such as Karachi, have a local bazaar named Saddar Bazaar. Similarly, Saad City is also home to a Saddar Bazaar, located in Block B of Okara, which is only 13 minutes’ drive away. Known for selling goods at economical prices and selling products in bulk, such bazaars are a favourite of bargain hunters looking for traditional clothes, bags, shoes, and souvenirs reflecting the culture of Punjab.
In a similar vein, Rail Bazaar, located in Block B of Okara, is one of the busiest markets near Saad City. The bazaar can be reached in a 14 minutes’ drive and has almost everything that you need. Closed on Fridays, it remains open from Monday to Sunday from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM. The beautiful historical structure of Jamia Usmania Mosque stands in the middle of the bazaar, while small-scale vendors are huddled around it.
MOSQUES IN AND NEAR SAAD CITY, OKARA
Since Okara is a relatively small city of Punjab, Saad City is ideal for living with almost every facility at close distance. Similar to the abundance of every other facility, there are many mosques and religious places near the community.
Residents can conveniently go to the following mosques situated nearest to Saad City:
- Jamia Bilal Masjid, located in Shehzad Park, is 7 minutes away.
- Jamia Masjid Anwaar-e-Madina, situated in Khan Colony, is reachable in a drive of 5 minutes.
- There is a mosque in Abdullah Block of Khan Colony, which is 6 minutes away.
- Jamia Masjid Hussainia, sited in Faisal Colony, is 6 minutes' drive away.
- Usman Jamia Mosque Ahle Hadees, located in Usman Block of Fateh Town, is a 7-minute drive away.
Even though the population of Okara mostly comprises Muslims, there are several churches and temples in the city, too. The city is home to several religious monuments that date back to the sub-continent era and some recently built landmarks of interest to the Christian and Hindu communities. Christian residents of Saad City would be further delighted to know that the Catholic Church of Faisal Mehmood Colony is only 15 minutes’ drive away and the Christian Graveyard is located in the same colony too, which is 17 minutes’ drive away from Saad Colony.
Satghara Temple is the only temple near Saad City, which is 32 minutes’ drive away. Located in the small village of Satghara, it is a small temple in the middle of an agriculture field.
Okara is also home to a plethora of shrines, most being managed by the Naqshbandis. Following are some shrines located nearest to Saad City:
- Darbar Molvi Nizam Din, located on Faisalabad Road, Basti Rehmatpura is 9 minutes away.
- Mazar Hazrat Karmanwala Sharif, situated on Lahore Road, is at a distance of 12 minutes.
- The shrine of Baba Qurban Ali Shah is 10 minutes away
- Baba Hazrat Mian Aladin Shrine, sited in Salamatpur, is reachable in 20 minutes.
- Baba Lal Shah Darbar, near National Highway, N-5 is 20 minutes away
SCHOOLS, COLLEGES, AND UNIVERSITIES IN AND NEAR SAAD CITY, OKARA
Education is one of those necessities whose importance cannot be overstated, and the people of Pakistan are gradually becoming more and more aware of this fact. Fortunately, even a small city such as Okara hosts a plethora of schools, colleges, and universities to help students turn their dreams into a reality.
Discussed below are some of the most popular schools located near Saad City:
Beaconhouse School System is an eminent name in the educational sector with hundreds of campuses all over the world. Beaconhouse Okara Campus (Boys), located on Canal Road near Pak Villas, is one of the many campuses in Okara. It is only 12 minutes’ drive away from Saad City and is recognised for following the highest levels of academic standards. The school enrolls students from nursery to matriculation level and offers access to extra-curricular entertainment, clubs, societies, physical education, internships, educational trips, and student counselling.
The Educators is a project of Beaconhouse, and the school’s Al-Aleem Campus is situated near One 4-L Road. It is only 6 minutes’ drive away from Saad City and offers education from preschool to matriculation.
International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) has several schools nationwide, including in Okara. A campus of IIUI is found in Karmanwala Town and is reachable in a drive of 9 minutes from Saad City. The campus features facilities such as a psychological clinic, medical services, and IT services. The school has a pre-primary section for kids aged 2.5 to 4 years, a primary section for kids aged 5 to 7 years, and senior section for children aged 8 to 12 years.
Saad City also boasts a variety of popular and colleges of international standard located in the vicinity, including:
Bloomfield Hall School (BHS) sited on 2/4-L Road, aims to provide education according to the British standards and qualifications. Only 13 minutes’ drive away from Saad City, the college was established by educationalists from the UK and Pakistan. It prepares its students for the GCE ‘O' and ‘A' Level examinations. Bloomfield Hall has a modern campus, featuring facilities such as air-conditioned classrooms, a swimming pool, computer lab, science labs, libraries, audio-visual resources, a sports ground, and backup generators.
Another option for higher education near Saad City, Okara, is Suffa Educational School & College Complex, located near Ayub Park. It is only 11 minutes away from Saad City, where a part of the complex is devoted to offering education for 9th and 10th graders while the other is reserved for students preparing for a bachelors degree in arts and commerce.
Similarly, Punjab College has many campuses in Punjab, with one being in Karmanwala Town of Saad City, Okara. It is 8 minutes away from Saad City and is one of the most popular colleges in Okara. It offers several academic programmes including associate degree programmes in accounting, sales, and marketing, bachelors (BA, B.Com, and BSc), and intermediate (FA, ICS, and I.Com). Life at the campus is full of educational, cultural, athletic, and social activities.
Moreover, Superior College prides on having one of the biggest educational networks in Punjab. A campus of the college is situated only 14 minutes’ drive away from Saad City and offers academic programmes such as FSc Pre-Medical, FSc Pre-Engineering, FA, ICS, I.Com, B.Com, BA and BSc. The college believes in creating an environment that focuses on both learning and entertainment; hence, it offers activities like concerts and recreational tours.
Furthermore, Concordia College, located near Okara bypass, is a project of Beaconhouse. Only 17 minutes’ drive away from Saad City, it offers education for intermediate and graduate programmes. According to the official website of Concordia College, many students have received the highest grades in the district and even enrolled in top-ranked universities after passing out from the college.
As for universities, there are many in proximity to Saad City, but COMSATS and the University of Okara are the most famous.
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, located on IMT Road, Rehmatullah Town has campuses in metropolises like Islamabad and Lahore. It is a leading network of universities, and the Okara Campus is only 9 minutes away from Saad City. The university offers undergraduate programmes in computer science, management sciences, humanities, and mathematics, and graduate programmes in management sciences.
The University of Okara, situated on Samadpura Road, is a public university. Reachable in 13 minutes from Saad City, it is a highly acclaimed university with a beautiful campus. It has qualified faculties for sciences, health sciences, life sciences, social sciences, computing, and management. The university spreads over 204 acres and offers many academic programmes including MS, MPhil, and Ph.D.
BANKS NEAR SAAD CITY, OKARA
There are several banks located near Saad City, including:
- United Bank Limited, located on Faisalabad Road, Khan Colony, 7 minutes’ drive away.
- MCB, situated on GT Road, approachable within 7 minutes.
- ZTBL Okara, found in Lara Zar Colony, Samadpura is 9 minutes away by car.
- Apna Bank Limited, sited on Church Road, Waris Colony, is at a distance of 3.5 km.
- The Bank of Punjab, located in Basti Baba Mehar Din, is reachable in 12 minutes.
Also, there are several ATMs located on Depalpur Okara Road at a distance of 11 to 12 minutes from Saad City, including Allied ATM, Meezan ATM, Bank Islami ATM, United Bank Limited ATM, and Bank of Punjab ATM.
Saad City is a popular and well-built housing scheme; hence, it has a well-developed electricity system in place. It guarantees an integrated backup electricity system to ensure zero hassles for the residents of Saad City.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR SAAD CITY, OKARA
Saad City features a comfortable living environment and every possible facility within reach. Plus, it is always a relief to know that hospitals and clinics are nearby in case you face an emergency. Saad City is lucky in this particular way as there is an abundance of clinics and hospitals present near it.
Mentioned below are some of the clinics situated near the community:
- Alizeh Smile Center, a dental clinic, is found on Muhammad Ali Jinnah Road, only 14 minutes’ drive away.
- Zafar Laser Eye Clinic, situated on Tehsil Road, is 11 minutes away.
- Haroon Muzaffar Pet Clinic, sited in Block D of Okara, is reachable within 11 minutes.
- Al Aziz Skin Clinic, situated in Sher Rabani Town, Samadpura is reachable within 10 minutes.
- Asia Health & Skin Care Center, located on Akbar Road, Samadpura is 13 minutes away.
Also, there are several popular and well-equipped hospitals operational nearby, such as:
DHQ Hospital South City, located near Depalpur Okara Road, is a reputable hospital located only 18 minutes’ drive away from Saad City. The hospital boasts many positive reviews on Google for its management, health care, and exceptional work of the doctors. It is a government hospital, which offers services such as blood bank, patient transfer service, pathology lab, x-ray, and indoor services. Along with that, it provides medical services for dental, cardiology, gynecology, radiology, surgery, OPD, medical emergency, and trauma.
Specialist Hospital, sited on 62 main street, Waris Colony, Okara, is a government hospital. Locally perceived as one of the best hospitals in the district, the healthcare facility is reachable in a 10-minute drive from Saad City.
Qari Hospital, only 11 minutes’ drive away from Saad City, is a 30-bedded hospital. Located on 18-Nawab Colony, Aamir Colony, the hospital features E.N.T, pediatric, neurosurgery, urology, psychiatry, skin/cosmetology, orthopedic, and physiotherapy departments. According to the official website of the hospital, it has the latest equipment for operation theatres and has the most experienced doctors. Other than that, it offers facilities such as x-rays, E.C.G, CT scans, and labs for surgeries.
It is also essential to have some pharmacies at a close distance. As such, there are many pharmacies near Saad City, such as Tahir Medical Store, which is only 7 minutes away. Located in Khan Colony, it is only 6 to 9 minutes away from many other pharmacies including Medix Medicos.
PROPERTIES IN SAAD CITY, OKARA
With the increasing number of housing projects in Punjab, Saad City is another well-planned and successful scheme, boasting a posh and strategic location near One 4-L Road, Okara. Hence, there are many houses available for purchase investment.
SALES PRICE TRENDS IN SAAD CITY, OKARA
The following sales price trends will help you make an informed decision.
HOUSES FOR SALE IN SAAD CITY, OKARA
Offering an excellent variety for prospective buyers, Saad City lists many houses open for sale. The 5 marla houses range from a price of PKR 75 lakh to PKR 80 lakh and feature 4 bedrooms with attached washrooms, one parking space, one drawing room, one sitting room, and two kitchens. Well furnished, the houses have modern flooring and double-glazed windows installed as well.
PLOTS FOR SALE IN SAAD CITY, OKARA
There are several 5 marla plots available for sale at a price ranging from PKR 10 lakh to PKR 30 lakh.
RENT PRICE TRENDS IN SAAD CITY, OKARA
Rent price trends in Saad City, Okara fluctuate with the economic conditions.
HOUSES FOR RENT IN SAAD CITY, OKARA
There are several houses available for rent in Saad City, ranging from a monthly rent of PKR 15 thousand to PKR 22 thousand. The houses feature 4 bedrooms with attached washrooms, 2 kitchens, one drawing-room, and one parking space.
SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS, AND BAKERIES
MALLS NEAR SAAD CITY, OKARA
Consumerism across the world is on the rise, thanks to the emerging mall culture. Almost every city in the world today has a plethora of malls and Okara is no different.
Mentioned below are some of the most popular malls located near Saad City:
ChenOne Mall/Tower, situated near cantonment, is one of the finest malls of Okara. Only 21 minutes’ drive away from Saad City, ChenOne Mall was built around 2017, which makes mall a relatively new project. The mall is housed in a two-storey building with around 300 outlets of national and international brands. The mall also has a food court, cinema, and a play area for children.
Anwar Shopping Mall, located on Tehsil Road, is a 3-storey building. Only 11 minutes away from Saad City, its first floor is reserved for women’s clothing for women, second floor for men's clothing, and the third floor home accessories. The mall has many branded outlets such as Dynasty, Tarzz, Chawla Fabrics, Cotton Live, and Sanoor.
Jalandhar Mall, sited on Tehsil Road, Block-A, Okara, is a 3-storey building hosting many retail outlets. Only 13 minutes away, it a great mall with many national and international brands selling everything from men’s garments, women’s garments, jewellery, and cosmetics.
RESTAURANTS IN AND NEAR SAAD CITY, OKARA
Okara might be a small city, but it is home to a long list of eateries. Listed below are some of the best local restaurants situated Saad City:
- Panjab Chaska House, located in Chaudhary Colony, is 12 minutes’ drive away from Saad City.
- Jalandhar Haleem Shop, situated on Khan Colony Road, is reachable within 6 minutes.
- Big Bite-Taste of Life, located in Faisal Colony, is only 8 minutes away.
- Khan Baba Restaurant, situated in Model Town, is reachable in 11 minutes.
Well Beans Café & Grill, located on Tehsil Road, Waris Colony is a posh café that initially started in Lahore. Only 11 minutes away from Saad City, it offers several varieties of coffee, shakes, desserts, barbeque, soup, Pakistani dishes, and Oriental cuisine. Well Beans Café & Grill is mostly famous for its Italian steaks.
Heritage Restaurant, situated on Benazir Road, is a fancy restaurant following a purple-coloured theme. Only 15 minutes away from Saad City, it serves Pakistani, Chinese, and Continental cuisine. It comprises an indoor and an outdoor sitting area, parking space, lush greenery, and fountains.
Dawat Family Restaurant, located on Rao Sikandar Iqbal Road, is famous for its variety of Pakistani dishes such as handi, karahi, and daal. The restaurant is only 14 minutes’ drive away from Saad City.
Okara does not have bakeries in abundance, but Qalaqand sweet is a specialty of Okara. Discussed below are some of the most famous bakeries located near Saad City:
Delhi Sweet & Bakers, located near Stadium Road, is among the prominent names in Okara, which has a chain of bakeries in other cities too, including Faisalabad. Only 10 minutes’ drive away from Saad City, the bakery serves all kinds of traditional sweets such as gulab jamun, barfi, and halwa. The bakery is open Monday to Sunday from 6:00 AM to 2:00 AM.
Nawaz Sweets & Bakers, located in Sabir Colony, is one of the oldest bakeries in Okara. It is only 11 minutes away and offers a variety of baked goods such as biscuits, cakes, rusks, samosas, and many traditional sweets.
Gourmet Bakers, sited on Mohammad Ali Jinnah Road, is one of the biggest chains of bakeries in Punjab. It is no surprise that Gourmet has an outlet, only 15 minutes' drive away from Saad City in Okara. Gourmet Bakers are known to provide the most delicious sweets at the most economical prices. The bakery even has an online portal, via which you can send unique platters of assorted sweets as gifts to your family, friends, and loved ones. Not only that, but it also serves samosas, nimko, and a large variety of cakes.
Hameed Sweets & Bakers, located in Block D of Okara, is also a well-known local brand, which is only 12 minutes’ drive away from Saad City.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
SPORTS FACILITIES AND FITNESS CENTRES IN AND NEAR SAAD CITY, OKARA
We must take care of our body by exercising to stay fit and healthy. Dependence on technology and an unhealthy obsession with it has led to long hours of sitting or lying down, which has resulted in the neglect of the body.
Hence, it is fortunate that Saad City has many gyms near it, including:
- Smart Shape Ladies Gym, located in Faisal Colony, is only 7 minutes’ drive away.
- District Gymnasium, situated near Karim Town, is 10 minutes away.
- National Gymnastic Centre, located between Link Road and Tehsil Road, is around 4 km away.
- Body Fuel Gym, sited in Waris Colony, Samadpura, is approachable within 10 minutes.
- Asia Gym, situated in Sher Rabani Town, Samadpura is reachable within 9 minutes’ drive.
The rising passion for football in Pakistan has led to several football academies and stadiums in the country. Saad City has two football academies situated in the vicinity with great fields and qualified coaches. Okara Football Academy New Campus Sports Ground (OFAC), located on Faisalabad Road, is only 11 minutes away while the other football academy, situated near Rehmatullah Town, is only 9 minutes away. According to the official Facebook page, Pakistan Football Federation has approved OFAC, which first started in 2009.
Okara is one of the few cities in Pakistan to have a football stadium, and it gives Okara an added benefit, especially when it is only 12 minutes away from Saad City. Located on Okara-Faisalabad Road, it is still a new stadium, and it will take time before people give it as much attention as Cricket.
It is a wonder how colonised countries adopt practices and activities of the colonisers and even end up excelling in them. In Pakistan, Cricket has a lot of love, passion, and nationalism attached to it, which is why there are many stadiums and cricket grounds in almost every city of Pakistan. Gymkhana Cricket Stadium, located on Stadium Road, is one of the best cricket stadiums in Okara. It is only 11 minutes’ drive away from Saad City and has a well-maintained ground for cricket.
Hockey might have taken a step back with the rising followers of cricket and football, but many international level hockey matches still take place in Pakistan. Fortunately, Hockey Stadium, situated near Faisal Colony, is only 9 minutes’ drive away from Saad Colony.
City Swimming Pool, located near Stadium Road, is one of the rare swimming pools in the city. Only 12 minutes’ drive away from Saad City, it is an excellent place for children. There is also a Badminton Court near Railway Road, which is ideal for badminton matches. Only 17 minutes' drive away from Saad City, the badminton court has high ratings on Google Reviews, while being praised as an excellent sports complex.
There is only one basketball court in Okara, which is fortunately only 11 minutes’ drive away from Saad City. Located on Stadium Road, it is a well-constructed half-size basketball court.
PARKS AND CLUBS IN AND NEAR SAAD CITY, OKARA
The people of Punjab place great importance on greenery, which is why almost every community features at least one park. Okara is similar in that aspect, and there are many community parks near Saad City, including:
- Community park of Government Colony, Shafiq Town is only 6 minutes’ drive away.
- Rehmatullah Town has a park, which is only 9 minutes away from Saad City.
- Ehsan Park, located on Faisalabad Road, Model Town is at a distance of 11 minutes
- Aamir Colony Park, situated on Tehsil Road, Waris Colony is reachable within 11 minutes.
- Golden Gate Park, located in Government Colony, is approachable within 6 minutes.
(Captain Safdar Shaheed Park) Company Bagh, located between Link Road and Tehsil Road is one of the oldest parks in the city, dating back to the 1950s. Only 11 minutes away from Saad City, the southwestern side of the park has a tennis court and C.M.R High School. The park features beautiful lush green grounds of grass, flowerbeds, shrubs, and some old trees. The northeastern side of the park hosts a flowerbed featuring a great variety of flowers such as red, yellow, and white roses.
Jinnah Park, sited on Railway Road, is home to large grounds of lush green grass. It is only 15 minutes away from Saad City and has a reserved area for jogging. The grounds have several benches around the jogging track while the grass belts are ideal for small picnics and get-togethers.
Dr. Ijaz Imam Rizwi Park, located on Abdul Shakoor Minhas Road, is only 13 minutes away from Saad City via Rao Sikandar Iqbal Road. One side of the park is a play area, hosting swings for children, while there are lush green grounds nearby for resting. There is also a well-maintained jogging track around the park.
Fareed-ul-din Water Park, located on National Highway N-5, is one of the best water parks in Okara. Only 15 minutes’ drive away from Saad City, it features water slides, swimming pool, grassy grounds with benches for sitting, water hoops, and other rides.
SALONS AND SPAS IN AND NEAR SAAD CITY, OKARA
It is always great to have a salon or spa nearby so that we can spend a day taking care of ourselves and revitalise. Especially in today’s world where everything has become a race, it is a must to slow down every once in a while and devote time to yourself.
Listed below are some salons and spas near Saad City:
- Shades Signature Salon, located in Faisal Colony, is only 7 minutes away.
- Bilal Jamal Salon, situated in Government Colony, Shafiq Town is at a distance of 6 minutes.
- Jimmy & Guy Salon, sited in Block F, Okara is reachable in 11 minutes.
- Haya Beauty Salon, located in Block D, Okara is approachable within 12 minutes.
- JJ Hair Salon, situated on Tehsil Road, Block D is 12 minutes’ drive away.
These salons offer standard services such as hair trim, hair treatments, waxing, different kinds of facials, skin treatments, and makeup for events such as weddings.
The city of Sahiwal is only 54 minutes’ drive away from Saad City, which is a massive plus for the project. Sahiwal not only is home to many tourist attractions like Harappa Museum but it also hosts many restaurants and market places including Depilex Beauty Clinic, a famous beauty salon of Pakistan, which is only 50 minutes away from Saad City. Located in Fateh Sher Colony of Sahiwal, the salon provides a range of services and treatments to its patrons.
Okara also has many fruit and dairy farms situated in the city with Mitchells Fruits & Dairy farm being the most famous one. Mitchells Dairy Farm, located in Renala Khurd, dates back to the 1930s. Only 20 minutes' drive away from Saad City, it follows the aim of Mitchells to produce healthy, pesticide-free, quality fruits, and vegetables. They also have grounds for cows, where the milk is checked for its freshness so that it can be sold to the people. It is a great place to visit for educational purposes.
Ride and Tides Playland, located on Akbar Road, is an amusement park established in 2013. Only 13 minutes' drive away from Saad City, the park features attractions for people of all ages. Established by the local district government, the park features many rides such as teacups, Ferris wheel, and merry-go-round.
If you want to experience a touch of ancient life, then you can head to the village of Satghara, which is only 30 minutes' drive away from Saad City. Located on the southern bank of Ravi River, it is a village with farms and beaten tracks. Archaeologists have found coins in Satghara, which prove that the town dates back to the time of Kushan Dynasty. There are many theories behind the name of the village, Satghara or ‘7 houses’ but nobody knows for sure. Built by Mir Chakar Rind, Satghara Fort is a famous tourist destination in the village. The fort has been severely damaged, so all that remains today are two gateways and pointed arches. It is a great place to visit, especially for those who are interested in the history of the country.
Okara is also home to many lavish marriage halls such as Royal Sheesh Mahal Marquee, which is the most popular and posh marriage hall. The standard theme of the marriage hall is that of a mahal (palace) that is why the stage of the bride and groom is set as if the seats are thrones in the Taj Mahal. All the other decorations, table settings, and flower arrangements follow a silver colour theme with a touch of royalty. The marquee has a capacity for 800 guests and features a beautiful lobby, a bride room, and a dedicated space to serve meals.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Saad City is an ideal place to live with entirely constructed roads and several transport networks available for commuting. Other than that, access to One 4-L Road and GT Road, Lahore lends Saad City additional benefits as a housing society. These roads also have several fuel stations after every 2-3 km, which makes travelling comfortable for the residents of Saad City. The number of malls, markets, clinics, hospitals, and parks makes Saad City a posh area, hinting at the possibility of a substantial hike in property prices in the future. Despite all the glory of these facilities, it is possible that some people will be put away by the traffic jams and noise pollution that comes with these facilities.
IMPORTANCE OF SAAD CITY, OKARA FROM MAJOR LOCATIONS NEARBY
- Ali Orchard Housing Society is 4 minutes away from Saad City.
- Gulshan Iqbal Town is 10 minutes away.
- Gulberg City, located near Faisalabad link Road, is reachable within 11 minutes’ drive.
- Okara Police Station, situated on Okara-Faisalabad Road, is 9 minutes away.
- Sahiwal is 54 minutes’ drive away.