- IIFA celebrations shifted to mid July.
- The postponement came in the light of President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed's death.
- IIFA was scheduled to be held from May 19th to 21st on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.
Following the demise of the President of the UAE, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the International Indian Film Academy has decided to postpone the 2022 IIFA Weekend & Awards. The International Award Celebration would now be held from the 14th to 16th of July 2022.
The postponement came as the UAE declared 40-day mourning on the demise of its President, Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
The IIFA was originally scheduled from May 19 to 21st. “With this sad news, the UAE nation is in a state of mourning and has declared a 40-day mourning period. In solidarity with the people and Government of the UAE and with the national mourning being observed, the 22nd edition of the IIFA Weekend & Awards to be held on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi from the 19th to 21st of May 2022 has been postponed,” a statement read.
“IIFA expresses its apologies to all the fans and ticketholders and promises a bigger, more exciting celebration of the India-UAE friendship at the later date,” the statement further read.