22nd International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) announces W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island as Official Celebrity Reception Hotel

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Announced as the Official Celebrity Reception Hotel on the 22ndnd International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards Ceremony, West Abu Dhabi – Yas Island will roll out the green carpet for the biggest stars of the Indian film industry as it hosts celebrities on weekend 3rd and 4th June. An exhilarating week awaits with art, events, celebrity chefs, VIP shopping experiences and decadent parties.

The 22nd edition of the Indian Film Festival – International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards will unite the world in showcasing excellence in cinema, bringing its global brand presence to Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.

IIFA is the most admired film school in South Asia and a global platform that provides the Indian film industry with the opportunity to reach international audiences. Hosting a dazzling IIFA Awards Weekend is very beneficial to the chosen host city, increasing global visibility and boosting economic development.

Abu Dhabi is going all out to prepare the Etihad Arena – the state-of-the-art indoor entertainment venue on Yas Island, the largest in the Middle East – where Bollywood superstars Salman Khan, Ritesh Deshmuh and Mani Shpaul will be ceremonially held as the center stage of the Masters for the two-day event.

W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island will have the privilege of welcoming celebrities such as Ranveer Singh, Varun Dhawan, Ananya Pandey, Sara Ali Khan, Kartik Aaryan, Karan Johar, Parineeti Chopra, Riteish Deshmukh, Maniesh Paul, Divya Khosra Kumar, Nora Fattahi, Neha Kakar In one of the most coveted annual events, it will be an event of glitz, glamour and entertainment.

W Abu Dhabi – General Manager of Yas Island, Fayq Sadani, said “IIFA Weekend is a shining gem on Abu Dhabi’s crowded events calendar, and the city is no stranger to putting on a show that will wow the world. During the highly anticipated IIFA Weekend, W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island is proud to have some of India’s leading film industry stars and most influential personalities as guests. After a quick 15-minute transfer from Abu Dhabi International Airport, guests will find themselves amazed by what our unique island location has to offer Buildings and sprawling lush grounds. From there, our ‘anytime, anywhere’ service ensures every whim is satisfied: it’s a true VIP experience,” says Fayq Sadani.

To celebrate the best of Bollywood, with Miral, Chief Curator, Abu Dhabi Magnetic Experience, Department of Culture and Tourism, Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), The hotel curates once-in-a-lifetime experiences and events to fully immerse guests and celebrities in the glitz and glamour of the weekend.

One Michelin star chef VINEET BHATIA pops up in garage

Stop at the cool on-site restaurant garage and experience an à la carte menu curated by celebrity chef, restaurateur, author and the first Indian chef to receive a Michelin star for Indian cuisine, Vineet Bhatia. His culinary vision to transform Indian cuisine, elevate it to new heights and place it on the world platform in a modern and creative way, has made him one of the most respected and recognized names in the industry, for which he was named Top 100 Indians in the world.

Vineet Bhatia at Garage

Date: 30/05 – 05/06

Time: 12.30PM -10.30PM

Pricing: A la carte

passing by 3rd or 4th In June, see if you can catch a glimpse of a celebrity chef

Go big in the garage or go home

The Garage will attract customers with its infamous BIG brunch, with DJ Raggi on deck. The Garage is a veritable wonderland to enjoy the explosive flavors from each center, salmon sashimi American way from Nikkei and more. Can’t miss Vineet Bhatia this Saturday – making your stomach growl? Try not to eat too early. Big – Garage Brunch Full of surprises, keep your eyes and ears open at Tart Van to see what a sweet treat to expect.

Date: 04/06

Time: 1pm to 4pm

Pricing: Soft Drinks AED 279family drink AED 379Champagne AED 529

W Lounge: Bollywood’s place to party

W Lounge Famous for its stylish interiors and stunning views of the gleaming marina and racecourse, it will only get better ahead of IIFA weekend – with celebrity sightings too!

IIFA and DJ Clement kick off Bollywood beats

Date: 02/06

Time: 9pm to 3am

Price:

AED 200 per person including two house drinks

Minimum consumption VIP table from AED 4000

The Best of Movies & IIFA – DJ Sumit Sethi and Headline DJ Aqueel

Date: 03/06

Time: 9pm – 3am

Price:

AED 200 per person including two drinks

Minimum consumption VIP table from AED 4000

Celebrity DJ on Wet Deck

wet deck It’s called the place to watch and be watched. In preparation for IIFA weekend, this luxurious poolside venue is complementing the best DJs on deck, delicious snacks on the menu, and an ambience for partygoers.

GLITZ & GLAM with IIFA’s Celebrity DJ, DJ Sumit Sethi and Headline DJ Aqueel

Date: 02/06

Time: 9pm – 3am

Price:

AED 200 per person including 2 house drinks

Minimum consumption VIP table from AED 2000

Starry Night with DJ Darko and IIFA DJ Clement

Date: 03/06

Time: 8pm to 3am

Price:

AED 200 per person including 2 house drinks

Minimum consumption VIP table from AED 2000

IIFA Afterbash

Date: 04/06

Time: 9pm to 3am

Price:

AED 200 per person including 2 house drinks

Minimum consumption VIP table from AED 2000

Cross-takeovers: Dubai’s best companies join IIFA weekend

The Crossing is making waves for IIFA at W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island with its premium Indian cuisine. Their menu at The Crossing is a celebration of lost food and ingredients to create a new narrative where new modern dishes coexist with forgotten recipes. They stick to mainstream Indian cuisine, but continue to showcase a more alternative side, with food from Rajput kitchens, hidden gems from Northeast India, and simple yet powerful recipes from India’s vast coastline.

EXPERIENCE A HIGH-CLASS INDIA RESTAURANT AT THE CROSSING from 30-4 Mayth June

Angar

Date and time:

30/05 – 31/05 6pm – 11pm

06/02 – 04/06 12:30AM – 2AM

Pricing: A la carte

Retail Therapy at INSTARUNWAY

Buckle up and enjoy a personal shopping experience that will get you ready for the red carpet: InstaRunway The bus will arrive at W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island, loaded with designer clothing, shoes and accessories from coveted brands such as SJP and Furla, offering a VIP shopping experience for guests and celebrities looking for dresses, glamour and fine décor.

FURLA & SJP BY SARAH JESSICA PARKER at W – The Store

Create statement pieces for IIFA to elevate your wardrobe for next season and seek serenity with collections from luxury labels like Sarah Jessica Parker’s SJP and W – The Store’s Furla. From FURLA’s backpacks, cross-body and bucket bags, to Sarah Jessica Parker’s exclusive SJP shoes, from trendy candy pumps to sparkly Paley pumps, all designed in New York with love by Italian artisans in Tuscany Handmade.

Call +971 2 656 0000 or Whatsapp +971 50 642 1011 to book an exciting event at W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island from 30:00th May – 04th June.