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Watch a film in style at Dubai's best cinemas 

Mon, May 23, 2022

Grab some popcorn and settle in for an entertaining experience at Dubai's many movie theatres. 

Grab some popcorn and settle in for an entertaining experience at Dubai's many movie theatres. 


Try the platinum experience


Reel Cinemas’ Platinum Suites at The Dubai Mall has to be experienced to be believed. Think plush twin recliner seats with masses of legroom – these seats are fully adjustable with not one, not two, but three settings dedicated just to reclining. Complete the experience by choosing from plenty of gourmet food and beverage offerings, plus blankets and pillows to make you feel completely at home.


Movies under the stars


Catch the latest blockbusters al fresco, with the best visual technology and Dolby 7.1 surround sound. Book tickets to Vox Cinemas OUTDOOR located on the rooftop of Galleria Mall, where you can unwind with a meal pack and a blanket for the winters. The standard seating areas offer large beanbags and single seats with tables, but we recommend booking the VIP couches for two for an unforgettable date night.


Three-courses and a movie


Enjoy world-class meals as you sit back to admire a good film at the Vox THEATRE, Mall of the Emirates. The three-course meal combines the best of international cuisines, with dishes such as mushroom arancini, hoi sin duck rolls, hot dogs with truffle and brie, dulce de leche crepes and more. Your on-call waiter will bring it straight to your reclining leather seats. Want to get even more comfortable? Snuggle up with the complimentary blankets as you lay your head on a super soft pillow.


Experience 4DX effects

VOX Cinemas
They say cinema is getting more realistic, and with Virgin Radio 4DX at VOX Cinemas, this is certainly true. Why just watch a movie when you can live it? Immerse yourself into an unimaginable viewing experience with 4DX. Hold on to the motion seats, as you encounter rain, fog, wind, water, lightning and even smells, during these adventurous screenings. Try it once and you'll soon be back for more.

Treat yourself to 7-star cinema

The VIP cinema experience at Novo offers a regional take on the glitzy movie affair. Go for the 7-star experience and relish an array of authentic Middle Eastern dishes à la carte, served directly to your chair. That's not all – there's a private VIP lounge, personal butler, fully-reclining leather seats with soft pillows and blankets, as well as your own valet entrance.

Arthouse flair in the city

Cinema Akil Dubai
Indie fans must head to the region’s first arthouse cinema, Cinema Akil, to explore incredible stories from across the globe. Located in the city’s leading arts hub, Alserkal Avenue, the venue presents a splendid showcase of independent cinema all through the year. During winters, you'll also find people taking a seat outdoors to enjoy movies under the stars. Don't leave without trying the karak chai from the on-site Project Chaiwala cafe.

Screenings by the beach

Explore a vintage ode to movies at the region’s original boutique cinema, Roxy Cinemas at The Beach opposite JBR. Book Silver Plus tickets for comfortable, stadium-style seats with top-notch sound and images. Alternatively, indulge in Platinum Plus to experience premium lounge-style setting, recliner seats and a VIP call button. There are several other Roxy locations in the city too, including City Walk and La Mer.

Cinema with a side of comfort food

Cinema meets culinary excellence in a collaboration between Reel Cinemas’ and superstar chef Guy Fieri. Head to Jebel Ali for Dubai’s first dine-in cinema that features the chef’s acclaimed American Kitchen concept. Meals are delivered straight from the kitchen to your seat, with standout dishes including Fieri’s signature mac and cheese burger, 'trash can' nachos and the New York cheesecake.


Blockbuster magic at a hotel theatre

When the popular Rove Downtown opened a cinema underneath its roof, it became the first ever movie theatre to open in a hotel in Dubai. Book early because there are only 46 seats in this boutique space, and each ticket comes with a drink and popcorn to truly complete the full theatre experience. Enjoy the cosy and intimate affair, with additional benefits like valet parking at the hotel and stylish seating.


Watch a movie in the snow

Ski Dubai Snow Cinema

Ever watched a movie on a ski slope? Well now is your chance to give it a try. Ski Dubai provides one of the most novel movie experiences in the city as the icy slope transforms into a cinema for screenings of the latest releases. Tickets start at AED100 and the price includes a hot chocolate, popcorn, gloves, socks, a beanie hat and a blanket to snuggle up under. Bundle up and enjoy a movie experience like no other.


Discover Dubai's largest IMAX


Book your ticket for the city’s largest IMAX mega screen. Novo Cinemas Cineplex at IMG Worlds of Adventure boasts a huge screen that measures 24.4m in width and 13.8m in height, with a seating capacity for 360 guests and movies shown with a 4K laser projection system. Once the curtain falls, continue the fun with state-of-the-art rollercoasters or a meet and greet with your favourite superheroes, from Iron Man to The Powerpuff Girls.

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