7th October: Bringing the excitement back on stage, world-renowned music icon A. R. Rahman is set to lighten up fans this Diwali with a LIVE In Concert. The countdown has begun as the global icon brings in the Diwali celebrations with fans in Abu Dhabi. The concert will take place in the Middle East’s largest state-of-the-art indoor entertainment venue – the Etihad Arena in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi on the 29th of October 2022.

The Oscar winner completed a dynamic 30 years in the industry and is one of the most celebrated musicians globally.  Recently, A. R. Rahman received the Best Background Score Award for the Film Atrangi Re at the most prestigious awards; the 22nd Edition of the NEXA IIFA Awards which was also held earlier this month at the Etihad Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.

Commenting on the occasion A. R. Rahman says, “I’m thrilled and honoured to be performing live for the first time at Etihad Arena in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi this October. I always endeavour to celebrate music globally and connect with my fans and music enthusiasts worldwide, and as Abu Dhabi is growing in being a prime leisure and entertainment destination, I am looking forward to being a part of their Diwali celebrations this year!”

Tickets are LIVE on Etihad Arena, Platinumlist and bookmyshow websites with prices starting at AED 55. Additionally, exciting offers and discounts are taking place on the websites and social media handles.

Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, one of the world’s fastest growing leisure and entertainment destinations in collaboration with the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), Abu Dhabi’s leading creator of immersive destinations and experiences is all geared up to welcome Music Maestro A. R. Rahman to perform at the Etihad Arena for the first time, along with his band and other renowned Bollywood singers and musicians.

Recognised as one of the world’s leading lifestyle and entertainment destinations; Yas Island, Abu Dhabi is all set to bring the best of Yas as it released its year-round calendar featuring a magnificent range of events and shows, celebrating the Festival of Lights, Diwali.

Grab your tickets at the earliest as the countdown to the biggest live in concert ends in 24 days, so you don’t miss out on one-of-the-biggest shows this year.


About the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) drives the sustainable growth of Abu Dhabi’s culture and tourism sectors and its creative industries, fuelling economic progress and helping to achieve Abu Dhabi’s wider global ambitions. By working in partnership with the organisations that define the DCT Abu Dhabi’s position as a leading international destination, DCT Abu Dhabi strives to unite the ecosystem around a shared vision of the DCT Abu Dhabi’s potential, coordinate effort and investment, deliver innovative solutions, and use the best tools, policies and systems to support the culture, tourism and creative industries. DCT Abu Dhabi’s vision is defined by the emirate’s people, heritage and landscape. We work to enhance Abu Dhabi’s status as a place of authenticity, innovation, and unparalleled experiences, represented by its living traditions of hospitality, pioneering initiatives and creative thought.

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About Yas Island

Yas Island is one of the world’s fastest growing leisure and entertainment destinations, located on the golden shores of Abu Dhabi – just 20 minutes from downtown Abu Dhabi and 50 minutes from Dubai.  Yas Island offers holiday makers a diverse mix of award-winning leisure and entertainment experiences, from one-of-a-kind theme parks, world-class shopping and superb dining, to a links golf course, exciting water and motor sports, and spectacular musical, entertainment and family events all within the 25 sq km Island.  Today, Yas Island is home to the award-winning theme parks Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, the record-breaking CLYMB™ Abu Dhabi, Yas Marina Circuit (home to the FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX™), Yas Marina, the award-winning Yas Links golf course, as well as Abu Dhabi’s largest mall, Yas Mall.  With hotels, including W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island, Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island, Crowne Plaza Yas Island Abu Dhabi, Yas Island Rotana, Centro Yas Island by Rotana, Radisson Blu Hotel Abu Dhabi Yas Island, Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Abu Dhabi Yas Island and Staybridge Suites Abu Dhabi Yas Island, plus more than 165 dining experiences, the destination also features indoor and outdoor concert venues including WHITE and Etihad Arena – all of which are complemented by a range of visitor services that connect all attractions to one another.

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