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Dubai International Film Festival 2016

Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) is one of the most prestigious and glamorous events on the Dubai events calendar. It is a celebration of Arab and international cinema and filmmakers attracting film buffs from around the world to Dubai from Hollywood, Bollywood and beyond. DIFF invites film fans and culture enthusiasts to take part in the ultimate silver screen experience this December with the return of its Friends of the Festival packages. Cinephiles will experience one of the world’s most renowned film festivals in VIP style thanks to special access to gala screenings, elite parties and exclusive screenings and conferences. Proceeds from the packages go towards supporting DIFF’s commitment to developing a thriving film culture in the Middle East.

 This year, DIFF has put together a bespoke series of packages across three tiers – DIFF Gold, Platinum and Royal.  Friends of the Festival are invited to DIFF’s exclusive opening and closing film and party, gala films and experiences, and regular screenings through the Festival – including a hair and makeup session beforehand as well as access to the DIFF celebrity gift lounge. Guests will also have the chance to attend exclusive press conferences and interact with leading industry professionals at the Dubai Film Market.
Previous editions of the Festival have hosted an unmeasurable mix of star talent on the red carpet including George Clooney, Morgan Freeman, Cate Blanchett, Tom Cruise, Dev Patel, Emily Blunt, Martin Sheen and Jake Gyllenhaal. 

The most luxurious package, the ‘Royal Package’, encompasses a unique range of benefits and countless once-in-a-lifetime opportunities in addition to an unforgettable three-night trip to the 70th Cannes Film Festival in 2017.

The Friends of the Festival programme goes beyond extraordinary festival experiences as it also acts as a fund-raising platform encouraging philanthropists and art lovers within the UAE who appreciate the cultural importance of the festival to contribute to its continuous growth and development.

DIFF has been included in Condé Nast Traveler magazine’s list of the world’s top 15 film festivals for two years in a row, reaffirming its status as a leading international film festival and a cultural hub for filmmaking in the region. DIFF earned its spot on the magazine’s list for being a platform to discover the best in Arab cinema and an exhilarating destination to mingle with A-list stars and celebrities from all over the world.

Registration is now open for the 13th edition of the Dubai International Film Festival.


07 December - 14 December 2016



Madinat Jumeirah


Ticket price

AED30 (Prices are subject to change)