Saturday 21 May 2022

W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island gears up to host IIFA awards

ABU DHABI, 10 days ago

W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island, named the Official Celebrity Host Hotel for the 22nd International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards, will be rolling out the green carpet for the biggest stars of Indian cinema as it hosts the glitterati on May 21-22.

The 22nd edition of the biggest celebration of Indian cinema- the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards is all set to unite the world to showcase cinematic excellence, bringing its global brand presence to Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.

IIFA is the most appreciated South Asian film academy and a global platform that gives the Indian film fraternity an opportunity to reach audiences in international territories. Hosting the dazzling IIFA awards weekend is highly beneficial for the chosen host city, generating global exposure and giving the economy a boost.

Abu Dhabi is pulling out all the stops as it prepares Etihad Arena – the Middle East’s largest state-of-the-art indoor entertainment venue on Yas Island – for Bollywood megastars Salman Khan, Riteish Deshmukh and Maniesh Paul to take centre stage as Masters of Ceremony for the two-day event.

W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island will be welcoming celebrities such as Ranveer Singh, Varun Dhawan, Ananya Pandey, Sara Ali Khan, Kartik Aaryan, Karan Johar, Parineeti Chopra, Riteish Deshmukh, Maniesh Paul, Divya Khosla Kumar, Nora Fatehi, Neha Kakkar among others at the most coveted annual ceremony that promises to be a mélange of glitz, glamour and entertainment.

General Manager for W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island, Faiek El Saadani, said: “IIFA weekend is a sparkling jewel on Abu Dhabi’s jam-packed event calendar, and the city is no stranger to putting on a show for the whole world to marvel at. During the highly anticipated IIFA weekend, W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island is honoured to have the biggest stars and most influential names in the illustrious Indian film industry staying as guests.

“After a speedy 15-minute transfer from Abu Dhabi International Airport, guests will find themselves marvelling at the architecture and expansive lush grounds our unique island location affords us. From there, our Whatever/Whenever service ensures every whim will be catered to: it’s a true VIP experience.”

To celebrate the best of Bollywood, in collaboration with the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), and Miral, Abu Dhabi’s leading curator of magnetic experiences, the hotel has curated once-in-a-lifetime experiences and activations that will have guests and the glitterati fully immersed in the glitz and glamour of the weekend.

Some of the key events planned:

•    Michelin Star Chef Vineet Bhatia Pop-Up At Garage
•    IIFA Bollywood parties with renowned DJS including DJ Sumit Sethi, DJ Aqueel, DJ Lemon
•    The Crossing Takeover: Tradition Indian with a twist
•    Retail Therapy with Instarunway – TradeArabia News Service


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