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Entertainment

Watch a movie under the stars

Tue, November 16, 2021

On the grass or up on a rooftop – when the temperature dips, Dubai offers the perfect place to catch a screening of your favourite films outdoors.

On the grass or up on a rooftop – when the temperature dips, Dubai offers the perfect place to catch a screening of your favourite films outdoors.

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Indie films at Cinema Akil

At Cinema Akil, the arthouse haven at the heart of Alserkal Avenue, you can catch everything from classic movies to foreign film festivals. It has one screen inside, complete with vintage film posters, cosy sofas and beanbags, but the venue also regularly hosts outdoor screenings at The Yard at Alserkal Avenue, where visitors can gather and watch films under the stars. Keep an eye on the cinema's calendar to see what's coming up.

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New blockbusters at VOX Outdoor

The outdoor cinemas from VOX have a boutique vibe, and there are two locations to choose from – high up on the rooftop of the Galleria Mall, or at the chic Aloft Dubai Creek. Playing a selection of new releases in surround sound, the open-air theatres can host around 100 guests. Choose between a low-slung seat, oversized beanbags, or upgrade to the VIP experience and stretch out on a couch. Each ticket also comes with a handy food and beverage pack.
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Screenings on the sand at Zero Gravity

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Head to Zero Gravity to catch a series of film screenings right on the beach, with the skyline of Dubai Marina and JBR as your backdrop. Relax under the stars on a beanbag or a sun lounger, with a different film showing every fortnight. Entry to the beach club's third edition of Cinema on the Sand costs just AED75, and the price is redeemable against snacks such as popcorn, nachos, chicken wings and burgers.

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Drive-in fun at Reel Cinemas

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A popular choice for families in the city, the Drive-In experience by Reel Cinemas tunes into nostalgia so you can watch the latest movies from the comfort of your car. Simply park in front of the large outdoor screen as the audio streams through on the set radio FM frequency. Tickets are priced per car and includes plenty of snacks and drinks, making it a great value option for groups. Find it at The Dubai Mall Zabeel extension and the Dubai Hills district.

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