Yas Island, Abu Dhabi's premier 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 flavours, Diwali at Yas Island will be an unforgettable experience for you.
Here's a list of seven exciting experiences for guests to enjoy during the Diwali Festival at Yas Island:
1. A.R. Rahman Concert – Etihad Arena
Date: 29 October
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. You can enjoy interesting renditions of his popular original tracks and music blended with state-of-the-art technology, visual effects and synchronized choreography.
2. Chef Vineet Bhatia at Angar, W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island
Date: 24 - 29 October
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. Guests can enjoy Indian favourites with a modern and creative twist that the celebrity chef is acclaimed for.
3. Chef Ranveer Brar at Yas Plaza Hotels
Date: 28 - 30 October
Celebrity chef, Ranveer Brar, will share his love of desi flavours 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.
4. 3D Diwali Light Show & BBQ at Capila Pool Bar & Grill, Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island
Date: 29 - 30 October
Guests can enjoy a Diwali-themed light projection on the resort's facade, 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.
5. Diwali Shopping Festival - Spend & Win at Yas Mall
Date: Starts from 18 October
Running over 24 days starting from 18 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 7th November - will include two Business Class Air tickets to India, diamond jewellery 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.
6. DJ Aqeel & Akhtar at 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.
7. Diablito at Yas Marina
Diablito will celebrate the festival of lights with Indian-inspired Mediterranean items, Indian Paella with Raita sauce - a vegetable paella with curry – as well as tandoori chicken pizza, using Indian spices.
Yas Island Location:
Yas Island, one of the world's fastest-growing leisure and entertainment destinations, is located on the golden shores of Abu Dhabi - just 20 minutes from downtown Abu Dhabi and 50 minutes from Dubai.
Getting to Yas Island - Airport:
Abu Dhabi's airport is just 10 minutes away from Yas Island, and Dubai's airport is 75 minutes away.
For more information, you can visit: yasisland.com
Celebrate the Festival of Lights on Yas Island!