First held in London in 2000, the IIFA Awards were conceptualised by Mumbai event company Wizcraft International Entertainment to honour the best Hindi films and movie talents of the previous year.
International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) will return to Abu Dhabi in February 2023.
The 2022 event was held from June 3 to 4 at Etihad Arena after being postponed from its original May date, following the death of Sheikh Khalifa.
The announcement was made as part of a press conference on June 30, where Miral and its partners revealed a packed line-up of more than 70 entertainment, sports and gaming events that will run from July 2022 to February 2023 on Yas Island.
The Department of Culture and Tourism — Abu Dhabi (DCT) and Miral have also announced the renewal of their partnership through a dedicated events fund, a statement said. As part of the renewed two-year joint venture, the fund will bring music, comedy and live entertainment events, which aims to attract 260,000 event attendees to Yas Island.
Saleh Mohammed Al Geziry, Director General for Tourism, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, said in a statement: “In Abu Dhabi, cross-industry collaborations and bold strategic partnerships remain crucial to elevating our status as a leading events hub. We have always believed that a dynamic events offering is a driving force behind the emirate meeting its ambitious tourism vision and achieving our target of 23m annual visitors by 2030.”
Mohamed Abdalla Al Zaabi, CEO of Miral, added: “We are very proud of this line-up of amazing events coming to Yas Island. This is a testament to achieving our vision of positioning the island as a top global destination for entertainment and leisure, as well as a preferred location for world-class events.”