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Watch a film in style at Dubai's best cinemas 

Mon, August 24, 2020

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. 

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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.

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Movies under the stars

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Catch the latest blockbusters al fresco-style, 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 bean bags and single seats with tables, but we recommend booking the VIP couches for two for an unforgettable date night.

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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.

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Experience 4DX effects

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.

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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.
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Arthouse flair in the city

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Indie fans must head to the region’s first arthouse cinema, Cinema Akil, to explore incredible stories from across the globe. Located in one of 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. The best part? Some community-led screenings are often free to attend.
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Screenings by the beach

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Explore a vintage ode to movies at the region’s original boutique cinema, Roxy Cinemas at The Beach, 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.

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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 & cheese burger, 'trash can' nachos and the New York cheesecake.

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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.

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Drive-in movie nights at Dubai Hills

Families should try the drive-in cinema experience at Dubai Hills. The Reel Cinemas venue lets you park in front of a large outdoor screen and watch the latest movies from the comfort of your car. Parking spaces are carefully managed so that everyone has the best views, while the audio is transmitted with crystal-clear quality via a set FM frequency. Best of all? Tickets are priced per car and includes plenty of snacks and drinks – movie nights will never be the same!

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