The W Abu Dhabi has been named the Official Celebrity Host Hotel for the 22nd International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards. On the weekend of the 3rd and 4th of June, Yas Island will be rolling out the red carpet for India’s top stars as it hosts the glitterati. Art, activations, celebrity chefs, VIP shopping experiences, and luxurious parties are all planned for an exciting week.
The 22nd edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards, the world’s largest celebration of Indian cinema, is set to unite the world to exhibit cinematic excellence, bringing its worldwide brand presence to Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. W Abu Dhabi –Yas Island will have the pleasure 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 Khosla Kumar, Nora Fatehi, Neha Kakkaramong others at the most coveted annual ceremony that promises to be a mélange of glitz, glamour and entertainment.
Here is the event lineup:
MICHELIN STAR CHEF VINEET BHATIA POP-UP AT GARAGE: Pull up to cooler-than-cool onsite restaurant Garage to experience an a la carte menu curated by celebrity chef, restaurateur, author and the first Indian chef to be awarded a Michelin star for Indian cuisine, Vineet Bhatia. His culinary vision has transformed Indian cuisine, taking it to new heights and placing it on the world platform with a modern and creative twist, making him one of the most respected and recognised names in the industry consequently being named in the top 100 global Indians. Pass by the 3rd or 4th of June to see if you can get a glimpse of the celebrity chef.
GO B.I.G OR GO HOME AT GARAGE: Garage will be revving up patrons with the notorious B.I.G brunch, with DJ Raggi on the decks. The garage is a true wonderland, enjoy explosive flavours from each hub, being Salmon Sashimi American Way from Nikkei, and more. Don’t dare to miss the best of from Vineet Bhatiathis Saturday–makes your stomach growling? Try not to get full too soon. B.I.G –Brunch In Garages is full of surprises, and keep your eyes and ears open at Tart Van to see what kind of sweet treat will be coming. Date:04/06 Timing: 1 PM–4 PM Pricing: Soft drinks AED 279, House beverages AED 379, Champagne AED 529.
CINEMATIC with IIFA’s finest -DJ Sumit Sethi & headliner DJ Aqueel Date: 03/06 Time:9 PM –3 AM Pricing: AED 200per person with two House beverages included minimum Spend VIP Tables starting from AED 400.
CELEBRITY DJs AT WET DECKWET: Deck is known as a place to see –and be seen. In anticipation of IIFA weekend, this plush poolside venue is splashing out with the best DJs on the decks, tasty morsels on the menu and a vibe that will have partygoers pumped. Starry Night with DJ Darko and IIFA DJ ClementDate: 03/06Timing: 8 PM –3AMPricing: AED 200 per person with 2 House Beverage included minimum Spend VIP Tables starting from AED 2000 IIFA Afterbash Date: 04/06 Timing: 9 PM –3 AM Pricing: AED 200 per person with 2 House Beverage included minimum Spend VIP Tables starting from AED 2000.
THE CROSSING TAKEOVER: DUBAI’S FINEST JOINS THE IIFA WEEKEND: The Crossing, with its elevated Indian cuisine, creates waves for IIFA at W Abu Dhabi -Yas Island. Their menu at The Crossing is a celebration of lost cuisines and ingredients to create a new narrative where neo-modern dishes stand side by side with forgotten recipes. They uphold mainstream Indian cuisine but continue to showcase a more offbeat side with food from the Rajput kitchens, hidden gems from North East India, and simple yet robust recipes from India’s massive coastline. Pass by THE CROSSING and experience elevated Indian dining starting from the 30th of May until the 4th of June (12.30 to 2 AM).
RETAIL THERAPY WITH INSTARUNWAY: Buckle up for a personal shopping experience that will have you red-carpet ready: the InstaRunway bus will arrive at W Abu Dhabi –Yas Island loaded with designer apparel, shoes and accessories from coveted brands including SJP and Furla to offer VIP shopping experiences to guests and the glitterati looking for gowns, glamour and fabulous finishing touches.
FURLA & SJP BY SARAH JESSICA PARKER AT W: –The Store Capturing the mood for IIFA with statement pieces to elevate your wardrobe for the season ahead, seek serenity through the collections from luxury brands like SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker and Furla at W –The Store. From backpacks, cross body bags and bucket bags by FURLA to the exclusive SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker pair of shoes that range from sleek candy pumps to glittery Paley heels, designed in New York & handmade with love by the Tuscan artisans in Italy. Call +971 2 656 0000 or Whatsapp +971 50 642 1011 to book your spot at the exhilarating events being held at the W Abu Dhabi –Yas Island from 30th May –04th June.