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IIFA 2023 to take place in Abu Dhabi

Salman Khan, Varun Dhawan, Karan Johar and Kriti Sanon will participate in the forthcoming edition.

The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend & Awards, which brings together the very best of the Indian film industry, is back. The 23rd edition of the awards will yet again be hosted at the world-class Etihad Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi in February 2023.

Several Indian actors including Salman Khan, Varun Dhawan, Karan Johar and Kriti Sanon will participate in the event. IIFA Weekend & Awards is a celebration of togetherness and positivity. It will witness a grand celebration of the best talent in Indian cinema, bringing together global dignitaries, international media, fans and film enthusiasts worldwide.

The forthcoming edition will be held in collaboration with the Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT) - Abu Dhabi and Miral, Abu Dhabi's leading creator of immersive destinations and experiences.

The awards will present a greater opportunity for long-term impact in tourism, business and trade, and the film production business for the destination.

Talking about IIFA 2023, Noreen Khan, Vice President, IIFA shared, "IIFA this year was an amazing experience thanks to the wonderful partners Miral and DCT. Coming back after two years, we really worked hard to deliver the very best of live entertainment again. The best part was the entire weekend delivered a positive experience to everyone who witnessed or experienced the event in any way. We have been inundated with unprecedented appreciation and comments of everyone truly have had a wonderful time this year in Abu Dhabi and so we are pleased and excited to bring it all back again but with much more magic to come next year”.

Saleh Mohamed Al-Geziry, Director General for Tourism at DCT Abu Dhabi, called it an honour to welcome the IIFA Weekend & Awards to Etihad Arena. "With the eyes of the world’s film industry upon us, we have an amazing opportunity to share with the world Abu Dhabi’s exciting nightlife, inspiring cultural experiences, and restorative escapes. The Awards in February can only enhance our reputation as a global centre for top-tier leisure, entertainment, and business events,” he said.

People can view the awards live. Tickets to the awards ceremony spanning over three days are available at from September 30. The price ranges from 100 AED to 1500 AED.

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