Yas Island will transform this weekend for the biggest celebration of the festival of lights at the Yas Mega Mela from 31st October to 2nd November at the du Arena. Join the three-day festival with your friends and family to experience the best of Indian music, food, entertainment, and a firework extravaganza set to be the biggest Abu Dhabi has seen lighting up the Arabian night sky each evening.
Bollywood music sensations, Kanika Kapoor will kick-start the festivities on Thursday 31st October followed by Ankit Tiwari on Friday 1st November, who will be performing their hit songs. There will be back-to-back performances on the entertainment stage by the UAE-based engineer turned vocalist and guitarist, Fahmil Khan who will play Pop, Sufi, Retro songs; authentic ‘bhangra’ performances by Pure Bhangra, the most happening ‘bhangra’ crew in Dubai; and international DJ, DJ Shadab playing Bollywood remixes on the decks.
At the Chef’s Kitchen, an incredible lineup of celebrity chefs will be sharing their culinary techniques with live cooking demonstrations. The lineup includes Chef Vicky Ratnani, legendary celebrity chef and self-proclaimed gastronomic junkie; Chef Sandeep Sreedharan, one of the most sought-after chefs in Mumbai; and Chef Sanjay Thakur, a Guinness World record holder for creating and serving dinner to guests at the highest pop-up restaurant in the world, located at Everest Advanced High Camp.
Don’t miss out on the Taste India Experience at Yas Mega Mela, where you can savour delectable dishes representing India’s diverse culture and giving people an opportunity to taste a range of flavors from the sub-continent. A culinary experience of its kind from fine dining restaurants to a wonderful array of food stalls serving the best of Asian food, sweets and treats. Confirmed restaurants include Zaika; Kura Kura; Paprika; Indian by nature; Bikanerwala; Sandwich Square and Kulifilicious.
Throughout the weekend, there will be an authentic street market shopping experience at the Shopping Bazaar, health and beauty masterclasses, cricket coaching and challenges, and a dedicated kids’ zone for a celebration not to be missed.
Kids under the age of 16 go free. Tickets are on sale now www.yasmegamela.ae with priced at AED20. For the ultimate VIP experience which provides exclusive access to the VIP lounge and two drinks vouchers prices start from AED75.
Yas Mega Mela Timings
- 31st October, Thursday – 4pm to 11pm
- 1st November, Friday – 2pm to 11pm
- 2nd November, Saturday – 2pm to 10pm