Get ready for the most awaited event in the world of Indian cinema as the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) announces its grand return to Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. The 23rd edition of the prestigious IIFA Awards, partnered by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi and Miral, promises two days of glitz, glamour, and unforgettable entertainment on May 26th and 27th, 2023.
The breathtaking Yas Island, known for its golden shores and unparalleled entertainment offerings, will set the stage for this cinematic extravaganza. Hosting the event at the magnificent Etihad Arena, the Middle East’s largest indoor entertainment venue, IIFA brings together the best of music, fashion, and film in one sensational location.
The excitement is already building as some of Bollywood’s biggest stars prepare to grace the event. The grandeur begins with the Sobha IIFA Rocks on May 26th, hosted by the dynamic duo Farah Khan and Rajkummar Rao. The night will witness scintillating performances by renowned artists such as Amit Trivedi, Badshah, Sunidhi Chauhan, Nucleya, and Sukhbir Singh. Adding to the glamour, leading celebrity designer Manish Malhotra will showcase an exclusive collection, celebrating his remarkable 25-year journey in the fashion industry.
As the anticipation reaches its peak, the NEXA IIFA Awards on May 27th promises an unforgettable experience. The star-studded evening will be hosted by the charismatic Abhishek Bachchan and the versatile Vicky Kaushal. The audience will be mesmerized by powerhouse performances from Bollywood icons Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon, Nora Fatehi, and Rakul Preet Singh.
Not only will IIFA bring together the crème de la crème of the Indian film industry, but it will also offer a range of enriching experiences for film enthusiasts. The masterclass series, featuring ‘Director’s Cut’ with Kabir Khan and Omung Kumar, along with a session by celebrity hair and makeup artist Nabila, will provide an opportunity for aspiring filmmakers and enthusiasts to learn from the best.
The IIFA Weekend is made possible by the generous support of its sponsors. Sobha Realty, as the title sponsor, ensures a star-studded affair that celebrates the allure and excellence of Indian cinema. NEXA from Maruti Suzuki India Limited returns for the seventh consecutive edition as the Title Sponsor of the NEXA IIFA Awards, continuing its commitment to curating impeccable experiences. KUBER Group adds its co-power to the grand celebrations, making it a truly unforgettable event.
The IIFA Awards have gained global recognition as the most engaging celebration of Indian cinema, and this year is no exception. The event will be broadcast exclusively on COLORS, India’s premier Hindi entertainment channel, offering viewers a front-row seat to the star-studded programming and spectacular performances.
Abu Dhabi’s Director General of Tourism, H.E. Saleh Mohamed Saleh Al Geziry, expressed his excitement about hosting the IIFA Awards once again, highlighting the shared cultural and economic interests between India and Abu Dhabi. He emphasized how hosting this celebration of Indian cinema contributes to Abu Dhabi’s growth as a leading global tourism hub.
With its captivating lineup of performances, star-studded green carpet appearances, and a destination like no other, IIFA 2023 promises to be a cinematic extravaganza that will leave audiences spellbound. Get ready for the magic of Bollywood to unfold on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, where dreams come to life !