Abu Dhabi: Yas Island, Abu Dhabi’s premier leisure and entertainment hub, to celebrate Diwali – the festival of lights with major landmarks and attractions across the island from 24 October to 6 November 2022.
With musical performances and renowned Indian chefs serving up delicious flavors, Diwali at Yas Island is an experience unlike any other.
Experience the Yas Islands Diwali celebrations
AR Rahman concert
Oscar winning music maestro AR Rahman is all set to lighten up the fans this Diwali with a special live concert.
The concert will be held at the Etihad Arena on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi on 29 October 2022.
Commenting on the occasion, AR Rahman said, “I am excited and proud to be performing live for the first time at the Etihad Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi in October. I always strive to celebrate music globally and connect with my fans and music enthusiasts around the world and as Abu Dhabi is emerging as the best leisure and entertainment destination , I’m looking forward to being a part of their Diwali celebrations this year!
Tickets are LIVE at Etihad Arena, Platinumlist and bookmyshow websites prices from AED 55.
Chef Vineet Bhatia
Michelin-starred chef, author and restaurateur Vineeth Bhatia will prepare an à la carte menu for Diwali from 24 to 29. October at the award-winning Angar Indian restaurant on Yas Island.
He prepares the lunch and dinner menu. Guests can enjoy Indian favorites with a modern and creative twist that the famous chef is known for.
Chef Ranveer Brar
Celebrity chef Ranveer Prarar shares his love for desi flavors on 28-30. October for Diwali.
The celebrity chef will host an exclusive Chef’s Table for three days at the chic Indian restaurant Rangoli on Yas Rotana Island. In addition, fans can meet the chef when he launches his new cookbook at Filini Garden at Radisson Blu Yas Island.
3D Diwali Light Show
Guests can enjoy a Diwali-style light projection on the resort’s facade, complemented by poolside bhangra dance performances and a delicious Indian BBQ for two days on 29 and 30 October.
The Indian feast features tandoori, freshly grilled meat tikka and naan and mini chaat with various aromatic spices, chutneys and chutneys followed by delicious Indian sweets, masala chai and Indian themed drinks.
Diwali Shopping Festival
For 24 days starting October 14, guests can enter a raffle to win one of three exciting prizes for every AED 300 spent on celebrating Diwali.
The grand prize – to be announced on November 7 – includes two business class plane tickets to India, diamond jewelery worth Dh5,000 from ZEN Diamond and 200,000 Darna points worth Dh10,000.
The first prize includes a one-night stay for two at W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island, a dinner sponsored by Vineet Bhatia and two tickets to an AR Rahman concert.
The second prize includes a one-night stay for a family of four at WB Abu Dhabi and four tickets to Warner Bros.
In addition, Yas Mall hosts various entertainment shows and events throughout Diwali, including Bollywood dance performances and a stilt walk to delight guests.
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The festival of Diwali, also known as Deepavali, is almost here. Hindus celebrate this auspicious festival to observe the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil and hope over despair. This year, Diwali or Deepavali is celebrated on Monday, October 24.