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Catch All the Action Happening at W Abu Dhabi - Yas Island during IIFA 2023

The 23rd edition of the grandest celebration of Indian cinema - the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards is all set to descend upon Yas Island for a glorious weekend of cinematic excellence. Anticipation is rising as Etihad Park prepares to honour the most renowned stars of the Indian Film Academy, including names like Ranveer Singh, Varun Dhawan, Ananya Pandey, Sara Ali Khan, Kartik Aaryan, Karan Johar, Salman Khan, amongst others. These international celebrities will be hosted by none other than W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island, the Official Celebrity Host Hotel for the event. The weekend of May 25th - 27th will be a star-studded affair at the W hotel with multiple events, parties, and enlivening entertainment scheduled around the main event, to allow attendees to enjoy every minute of this cultural celebration.

Andre Timmins, Director- Wizcraft International, the producer, and creator of IIFA, “has often described the awards extravaganza as “a big fat Indian wedding”. Talking about this year’s three-day bonanza, he says, “It’s still a few weddings rolled into one, but the revelry has only grown bigger and better over the years. From a one-night affair in London, for which we flew down a baraat of just 450, IIFA becomes a three-day gala with thousands of guests jetting in from around the world. We have travelled the world with it, from Thailand, Singapore, Spain and Malaysia to South Africa, the USA, and now UAE. For the second time Yas Island has become a big yassss for the film fraternity and their fans worldwide and we can’t wait to return to our favourite destination this May. Let the celebrations begin at our home in Abu Dhabi, W Yas Island.”

Angar Presents Chef Vicky Ratnani

The contemporary Indian Restaurant gives the ultimate twist to this Bollywood themed weekend by hosting celebrity Chef Vicky Ratnani. Spice up your night with Angar’s delights, specially curated by the celebrity Chef, while you enjoy the view of the stars.

Where: Angar

When: Daily lunch from the 23rd to 27th May, 1PM - 4:00PM | Daily dinner from the 22nd to 27th May, 6:30PM -12:30AM

Offer: A la Carte Menu

Go B.I.G or Go Home at Garage

Garage will be revving up patrons with the notorious B.I.G brunch, with DJ Darko De Jan on the decks. A wonderland of explosive flavours, Garage invites diners to relish a range of culinary delights from the many exquisite stations dotted around this sensational venue. At this brunch full of fun, frolic, and endless surprises, guests should make sure to keep their eyes and ears open at Tart Van to see what kind of sweet treats are coming your way. Jam-packed with flavour and extraordinary entertainment, the B.I.G. Brunch at Garage is the place to be for an experience like no other.

B.I.G. Brunch at Garage

When: 27th May 2023, 1PM to 4PM

Offer and Price: Soft Drinks at AED 320 per person, House Beverages at AED 420 per person, Bubbly at AED 589 per person

W Lounge

Known to be home to the most lavish parties, the W Lounge’s sleek interiors and glittering views of the marina and racetrack are welcoming guests for an evening of luxurious unwinding. To take the event a notch higher, guests can expect some memorable celebrity sightings!

Limon Y Sal with DJ Kristina

Groove to the tunes of this amazing Ukrainian DJ, known to spread her infectious vibe across Abu Dhabi’s most lively clubs.

When: 24th May 2023

Bollywood Night

Get ready for the hottest Bollywood rhythms during the IIFA weekend!

Bringing the best hits, DJ Amann, DJ Clement and Quake the Rapper are stealing the scene to get you dancing all night at W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island.

When: 25th May 2023, 9PM to 3AM

Offer and Price: AED 100 access and 1 house beverage, VIP Tables starting from AED 1,000

Glitz and Glam

Get your glam on and let your hair down on Friday night for a party that is assured to spill way over, with music and vibe by the excellent DJ Kristina.

When: 26th May 2023

WET Deck

Known for hosting the who’s who of Abu Dhabi’s party scene, WET Deck is a place to see – and to be seen at. In anticipation of IIFA weekend, this lavish poolside venue is being taken over by the best celebrity DJ’s, with a free flow of the best drinks, delicious morsels, and an unparalleled party vibe.

Starry Night

Join DJ Amann, DJ Clement, and Quake the Rapper at W Lounge and dance your Friday night away to the best of Bollywood tracks.

When: 26th May 2023, 8PM to 3AM

Offer and Price: AED 100 access and 1 house beverage, VIP Tables starting from AED 1,000


The long awaited cooling weather is here and let’s enjoy it before summer hits back.

Dance the night away while DJ Flippside sets the tunes with the freshest Afro-Beats against the glittering night sky and enjoy the free flow of beverage to keep on track!

When: Every Saturday 9PM – 1AM

Offer and Price: Ladies AED 129 | Gents AED 199 | 4hrs Free Flow


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