Bollywood star Salman Khan to host film awards in Abu Dhabi


Bollywood fans have much to cheer for, with superstar Salman Khan heading to the UAE capital in March next year to host one of the Indian film industry's much-loved film awards ceremony.

Organisers promise that the 22nd edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) will be a star-studded affair.

Held in collaboration with the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) and Miral, it'll be held on March 18 and 19, 2022, at the Etihad Arena.

"I have always enjoyed being a part of the IIFA family and travelling to some great destinations but this year I am super happy that we are headed to one of my personal favorites, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi," added Khan.

"IIFA is always a memorable time and this year it will be an even bigger celebration as we celebrate the 75th year of India’s independence and UAE’s 50th Anniversary-Golden Jubilee celebration."

Saood Abdulaziz Al Hosani, Undersecretary of DCT Abu Dhabi, highlighted the strong bond that India and the UAE share.

"The addition of the IIFA to Abu Dhabi’s calendar of events aligns perfectly with our 5-year strategy to develop the cultural and creative industries."

Pre-registration for Tickets for the IIFA Weekend & Awards Yas has kicked off at

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