This Weekend in Abu Dhabi: Celebrate India with Jai Ho!

by Saniya
This Weekend in Abu Dhabi: Celebrate India with Jai Ho!

There is a cultural extravaganza happening in Abu Dhabi this weekend. Jai Ho! Abu Dhabi is celebrating India’s Independence month with Indian diaspora in UAE; this might just be the weekend outing you are looking for.

Jai Ho! Abu Dhabi
(Source: Emirates NBD)

The 3-day event is bringing the best of India’s talents across spheres in the presence of Indian Ambassador Navdeep Singh Suri. So you know it’s a big deal. What does the line up entail? We have got all the deets. Read on-

The Comedy Dhamaka on 22nd August

Remember Pretentious Movie Reviews? The YouTube Parody series we all loved for taking funny digs at the Bollywood Cinema. Biswa Kalyan Rath of Pretentious Movie Review fame has since then globetrotted with his whacky sense of humor bringing live standup comedy to his fans. He has his own Amazon Prime Comedy Special too! Biswa is here this weekend tickling our funny bones and us sure as hell are excited to laugh out loud with him.

And, guess who is joining him this weekend in Abu Dhabi?! Amit Tandon gives a comic touch to your average daily life observations and delivers it with a middle-aged man’s musings. With a Netflix solo, he has also scripted his mark in the comedy circuit.

You can enjoy both of them together in Abu Dhabi on 22nd August, Thursday. Book Tickets here.

Dhoom Machao On 23rd August

The queen of Indian rock and energetic music Sunidhi Chauhan is here. With a career spanning almost two decades, Sunidhi is one of the most celebrated voices of Indian Cinema. A discography spanning 500 movies, she has some of the cult songs to her credit from ‘Beedi Jalaila’ from Omkara to ‘Mehboob Mere’ from Fiza. With some prestigious singing awards like Filmfare to her credit, no Bollywood lover hasn’t stanned her at some point. She is here, and she may be the perfect Bollywood fix for you this weekend!

Book tickets for Sunidhi Chauhan’s live performance on 23rd August, Friday, here.

Soulful Renditions on 24th August

Think the 90s, and Hariharan has given his voice to some of the mist soulful renditions of Indian Cinema. From the ever patriotic favorite- Bharat Hum Ko Jaan Se Pyaara Hai from Roja to the melancholic Nahi Saamne from Taal, Hariharan has created masterpieces for Bollywood Cinema. But this National Award recipient’s repertoire includes Ghazals and Fusion Numbers too. Yes! He is that versatile and is sure to give a complete musical experience to his loyal audience.

Head to Hariharan’s performance on 24th August, Saturday and grab your tickets here.


Where: Abu Dhabi National Theatre
When: 22nd-24th August
Price: Tickets starting from 75 for each day (Emirates NBD customers can buy it for AED 63.75)
Time: Doors open at 8 PM
Performance starts at 9 PM


Also, Check Out What’s Happening in Dubai this weekend here.

Also Read: Top Attractions To Visit In Abu Dhabi