Bollywood greats Kartik Aaryan, Sara Ali Khan and more are ready to entertain at the 22nd IIFA @YAS Island, Abu Dhabi


MUMBAI: The 22nd edition of India’s biggest celebration of cinema – the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards is poised to unite the world in showcasing cinematic excellence, bringing its global presence to Yas Island, Abu Dhabi on May 20-21, 2022.

The highly anticipated NEXA IIFA Awards will see electrifying performances from Bollywood megastars Kartik Aaryan, Sara Ali Khan, Varun Dhawan, Ananya Panday, Divya Khosla Kumar and Nora Fatehi, among others, at the most coveted annual ceremony that promises to be a mix of glitz and glamour. and entertainment.

The grand global event will be hosted by Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, Riteish Deshmukh and Maniesh Paul at the Middle East’s largest state-of-the-art indoor entertainment venue, Etihad Arena, part of the Yas Bay waterfront on the Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.

Organizers also announced that the star-studded IIFA weekend will be presented by Laser Book News, the fastest growing news and opinion platform, with official travel partner Ease My Trip – one of the leading online travel aggregators in India, cause partner for gender equality – Washing expert Woosh and associate sponsor Krisumi Corporation.

With the excitement growing all over the world, people can now buy tickets for India’s biggest celebration of cinema at or you can go to www.yasisland .ae where fans can add everything they need for their visit to Yas Island. Prize denominations vary between AED 110, 220, 330, 440, 550, 1000 and 1350 prices. (*Please note that additional fees, terms and conditions may apply).

The event will take place at the largest state-of-the-art indoor entertainment venue in the Middle East, the Etihad Arena, part of the Yas Bay waterfront on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) and Miral, Abu Dhabi’s leading creator of destinations and immersive experiences.
Maruti Suzuki India Limited’s NEXA pledges that the IIFA will continue its partnership for the sixth consecutive edition as the title sponsor of the IIFA Awards. As the world looks forward to this year‘s celebration of Hindi cinema with music and fashion in yet another exotic destination, the content promises to be ambitious and entertaining. With its growing popularity across the globe, the IIFA is now recognized not just as a globally broadcast and streamed event, but as an institution in its own right and a platform recognized as the most celebrated celebration. most appealing in Indian cinema.

Yas Island is one of the fastest growing leisure and entertainment destinations in the world, located on the golden shores of Abu Dhabi. Home to magical adventures and awe-inspiring entertainment, as well as three world-class theme parks, exceptional motorsports, an award-winning golf course and world-class hospitality services, Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island is a destination like nowhere else.

Kartik Aaryan added saying, “As always, the IIFA truly offers you the largest audience to entertain and the opportunity to engage with my fans and entertain them is very rewarding. In 2018, after hosting and performing at my first IIFA which was a phenomenal experience, I am delighted to perform again at the 22nd edition of India’s biggest celebration of cinema. The IIFA is truly the epitome of a global phenomenon with its huge following and I am looking forward to the IIFA Awards at Yas Island, Abu Dhabi this year.

Sara Ali Khan said, “IIFA is a truly inspiring global platform that has always led the way in bringing Indian cinema to the global stage, honoring and recognizing the brilliance of our industry with its annual ceremony at an international destination and continued to do so. tenaciously. I am honored to be part of the 22nd edition at Yas Island, Abu Dhabi at Etihad Arena on Yas Bay. I look forward to connecting with IIFA fans and enthusiasts around the world.

Divya Khosla Kumar, added saying, “IIFA, represents the mammoth reach of Indian cinema and as a major international event beyond Indian shores, IIFA has truly taken it to glorious heights bringing the world of cinema to life. Indian for existing and new audiences. I am honored and look forward to my performance at the 22nd edition at Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.

Nora Fatehi said, “I’m really excited because it’s not only my first time at the IIFA, but also because it’s a one-of-a-kind performance for everyone. There are all the entertainment elements and a huge surprise too! As an artist, I’m really happy to be part of the 22nd IIFA at Yas Island, which brings Indian cinema and culture to a global platform, because it resonates with my idea of ‘elevate and promote cross-cultural diversities across the globe.’

Besides the Arena and Yas Bay, guests visiting Yas Island will also be able to enjoy a variety of experiences. From award-winning theme parks, the record-breaking CLYMB Abu Dhabi, the capital’s largest shopping mall, 160 restaurants, a scenic beach and mangroves, luxurious hospitality stays and more, there’s plenty to explore!


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