Diwali on Yas


Celebrate the Festival of Lights on Yas Island with a lineup of spectacular events. From unique dining experiences by celebrity guest Chefs Ranveer Brar and Vineet Bhatia, a shopping festival at Yas Mall to a concert by the legendary AR Rahman, Yas Island is all set to welcome you for extraordinary Diwali celebrations.

8 Upcoming Events

Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island

Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights at Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island Spice market-themed dinner at Capila - Pool Bar & Grill and invites guests to join the festivities. The property will be decked out with traditional décor and will feature cultural entertainment and mouth-watering cuisine. Guests can visit Capila - Pool Bar & Grill and make their own delicious chaat by choosing from a variety of aromatic ingredients. Guests will also able to see the beautiful Yas Bay fireworks display in the evening.

11 - 12 Nov

Etihad Arena


A true music legend and winner of multiple Academy and Grammy awards, AR Rahman is coming to Abu Dhabi to perform at the Etihad Arena for the very first time. Creating a magical musical evening with desi, folk, sufi and Indian pop, AR Rahman aims to showcase one of the biggest Bollywood music spectacles on 29th October 2022.

Saturday, 29th October 2022

Yas Plaza Hotels

Chef Ranveer Brar

Celebrate Diwali with lip-smacking Indian flavours, plated for you by our guest celebrity chef, Ranveer Brar. Ranveer will be hosting an exclusive Chef's table for 3 back-to-back days at Rangoli, Rotana Yas Island followed by a Meet & Greet for the fans with his new cookbook at Filini Garden, Radisson Blu Yas Island. If you love desi flavours, this is your chance to taste the best!

29 - 30 October 4pm - 6pm

Yas Bay

Yas Bay Waterfront Vibrant Celebrations

Yas Bay Waterfront, Abu Dhabi’s vibrant dining and nightlife destination is set to celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights, with a selection of exhilarating entertainment, musical performances and exciting events starting from October 24 – 29, 2022. Guests are invited to don their festive attire and enjoy the highly anticipated concert by award-winning composer and singer, A.R Rahman at Etihad Arena on October 29

24-29 October

Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island

Diwali Show 3D Light Show & BBQ @ Capila Pool Bar & Grill

Diwali themed light projection of art across the façade of the hotel. This show to run over two days and will be complimented with Bhangra dance performances, and other traditional shows around our poolside Capila Bar & Grill restaurant. Enjoy a spread of tandoori and tika meats and paneer freshly grilled, naan, make your own chaat from a wide selection of spices, chutneys and fragrant sauces. End the feast with decadent Indian desserts. Try the traditional Masala chai served at the bike and Indian themed beverages. Kid corner with special activities available throughout the night.

29-30 October - Time 19:00 - 22:00

Yas Mall

Diwali Shopping Festival - Spend & Win

Add more sparkle to your Diwali celebrations with amazing winnings when you shop at Yas Mall. Spend just AED 300 and you could be one of three winners to take home fabulous prizes. Our 1st Winner will be announced on 24th October and gets to enjoy a 2-night stay at W Hotel with breakfast for 2, dinner for 2 at the Vineet Bhatia pop-up restaurant at W Hotel, tickets to the AR Rahman Concert and 200,000 Darna Points worth AED 10,000.

18 October - 6 November

Yas Marina Circuit


Enjoy Diablito's Indian Paella with special recipe for Diwali including raita sauce, paella vegetables and rice with curry. Discover also our special tandoori chicken pizza, using Indian spices. Available from Monday 24 until Sunday 30 October. Only 50 AED

24 October - 30 October

Yas Plaza Hotels

DJ Aqeel & Akhtar

What's Diwali without dancing to the good old tunes from the '90s? Head to Stills Yas Island and dance all night long with DJ Aqeel and Akhtar as they leave you humming and dancing to all the 90's remixes.

4 November - 8pm onwards