Abu Dhabi, UAE-: Yas Island, Abu Dhabi’s premiere leisure and entertainment hub will celebrate Diwali from 24 October until 6 November 2022 with a host of exciting experiences. With musical performances and celebrity Indian Chefs offering delightful flavors, Diwali at Yas Island will be an experience unlike any other.
A.R. Rahman Concert – Etihad Arena
The renowned Indian musician and two-time academy award winner will put on a breathtaking performance at Etihad Arena on 29 October with his ensemble of singers and musicians. Fans will enjoy interesting renditions of his popular original tracks and music blended in with state-of-the-art technology, visual effects and synchronized choreography.
Chef Vineet Bhatia @ Angar, W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island
Celebrity Michelin-starred chef, author and restauranteur, Vineeth Bhatia will curate an a la carte menu in celebration of Diwali from 24 – 29 October at W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island’s award-winning Indian restaurant, Angar. Preparing a lunch and dinner menu, guests can enjoy Indian favorites with a modern and creative twist that the celebrity chef is acclaimed for.
Chef Ranveer Brar @ Yas Plaza Hotels
Celebrity chef, Ranveer Brar, will share his love of desi flavors from 28 – 30 October in celebration of Diwali. The acclaimed chef will host an exclusive Chef’s Table over three days at Yas Island Rotana’s stylish Indian restaurant, Rangoli. In addition, fans can meet the chef as he launches his new cookbook at Filini Garden at Radisson Blu Yas Island.
3D Diwali Light Show & BBQ @ Capila Pool Bar & Grill, Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island
Guests will enjoy a Diwali-themed light projection on the resort’s façade, complemented by Bhangra dance performances around the poolside as well as a delicious Indian BBQ spread over two days on 29-30 October. The Indian feast will include tandoori, tika meats and freshly grilled naan, as well as bite-sized chaat with a variety of spices, chutneys and fragrant sauces, followed by decadent Indian desserts and Masala chai and Indian-themed beverages.
Diwali Shopping Festival – Spend & Win at Yas Mall
Running over 24 days starting from 14 October, guests can enter a draw for a chance to win one of three exciting prizes for every AED 300 spent in celebration of Diwali. The Grand Prize – which will be announced on 7 November – will include two Business Class Air tickets to India, diamond jewelry worth AED 5,000 by ZEN Diamond and 200 thousand Darna Points worth 10,000 AED. The first prize includes a one-night stay for two guests at W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island, along with dinner curated by Vineet Bhatia as well as two tickets to watch A.R. Rahman in concert. The second prize includes a one-night stay for a family of four at The WB Abu Dhabi and four tickets to enjoy Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi.
In addition, numerous entertaining shows and events will take place at Yas Mall throughout Diwali including Bollywood dance performances and roaming stilt walkers to delight guests.
DJ Aqeel & Akhtar @ Stills, Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi – Yas Island
Spinning classic pop tunes from the 90s, DJ Aqeel and Akhtar will set the stage for an enjoyable Diwali celebration at Stills, Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi – Yas Island.
Diablito at Yas Marina
Diablito will celebrate the festival of light with Indian-inspired Mediterranean items, Indian Paella with Raita sauce – a vegetable paella with curry – as well as tandoori chicken pizza, using Indian spices.